Category Archives: Blue Mountains Australia

Blast off at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park

The rocket has returned to Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, providing a unique experience for children of the Blue Mountains and beyond. Blue Mountains City Council, the Rotary Club of Blackheath and the community worked together to get the new replica rocket installed at Blackheath Memorial Park. Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said: “I am pleased to… Read More »

Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge 2018

The Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge began in 2011 in the Leura Mall. The next Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge will be held at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath on Saturday, February 24, 2018. In 2013 it set a Guinness World for the largest number of costumed people dancing the Charleston Record and then retained… Read More »

Scenic Skyway, Katoomba – HIGHWAY IN THE SKY

With the removal of the 2nd Scenic Skyway, Katoomba on Monday 9th October 2017, we thought it would be a great time to look back at Skyway No.1. Skyway No.1 was installed in 1958 at a cost of £20,000. According to the Reserve Bank that would be the equivalent of over $600,000 today. You have to… Read More »

Daffodils at Rydal 2017

The Daffodils at Rydal celebrates the arrival of spring. Thousands of daffodils have been planted in the parks and gardens of Rydal. Daffodils at Rydal 2017 will take place over the two weekends of 9/10 September and 16/17 September. $10 entry takes you to all the gardens. www..rydal.com.au Enjoy the heritage village of Rydal while… Read More »

Superb Lyrebird

Ask Ros Blue Mountains The superb lyrebird has a spectacular tail of fanned feathers, when spread out in display, looks like a lyre, which is a musical instrument of ancient Greece. The male superb lyrebird is 80-100 cm long, including his 55-cm-long tail. He is dark brown on the upper part of his body and… Read More »

Historic Eurama Castle Estate, Faulconbridge

This property has also been known as: Weemala; Numantia; Metchley; Weston; Alphington There is NO PUBLIC ACCESS to this property. The following is information from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage:- ‘Eurama’ has qualities which mark it out as something quite exceptional among all the country retreats. Whereas each of the others represents the individual… Read More »