Category Archives: Historic

Yerranderie Ghost Town

At this early mining settlement you can explore the Yerranderie ghost town that’s been lovingly preserved, with many relics remaining. It’s also a great area to go 4WD touring. Yerranderie Private Town is now owned by the NPWS and it’s well worth a visit. It’s a 2:30min (76km) drive from Oberon so it’s really best suited… Read More »

Historic Katoomba Railway Station and Goods Shed dating back to 1881.

In 1881 a new timber platform and station were built in Katoomba, to the west of the level-crossing. The goods yard between the station and Bathurst Road, then the Great Western Highway, was developed in 1883-4, with a goods shed, dock, siding and crane (which is still on the site, although not in its original position).… Read More »

The new bushwalk across the Blue Mountains – 1931

In 1931 following the installation of High-Tension Electricity Line between Lawson Sub-station and Blackheath they formed a “unique tourist walk” (bushwalk) to follow the line. They said “The idea was recently conceived of increasing the popularity of the Blue Mountains as a tourist walk. The walk was named “Bruce’s Walk” after the surveyor who selected… Read More »

The Lake at Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia

A great new book was recently released titled “The Lake at Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia“. It was written and published by Jenifer Tippins, published author and a long time resident of Wentworth Falls. The book is a wonderful pictorial view of the lake and surrounds over an extended period. In addition to the wonderful collection of… 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 »

Queen Victoria Sanitorium and Hospital

UNSAFE DO NOT ENTER This is the original site of the Queen Victoria Sanitorium and Hospital and is 372.00ha (919.23 acres). Ask Roz link   The original house on the property was built for Kelso King (1853-1943), knighted in 1929, a prominent Sydney businessman, with fingers in many corporate pies, such as insurance, banking, pastoralism,… Read More »

Eringarth Historic House, Springwood

Eringarth is an historic house located at 1-10 Railway Parade, Springwood, 2777. Today, it’s a private residence and home to “Bunda Antiques Gallery“. The estate is an outstanding example of a wealthy Sydney businessman’s country retreat and philanthropic bequest to the Catholic church. Eringarth is a rare example of a Victorian Tudor style house in the… Read More »

Mt Rennies Tunnel, Katoomba, under Narrow Neck Plateau

It’s said there are nearly 100 kms of tunnels in the cliffs near The 3 Sisters, Katoomba. Coal mining began in that area in 1878 and there were about 40 mines at various times. The mining history in the Jamison Valley, Katoomba around the Scenic Railway and Narrow Neck is incredible. One of the early… Read More »

What I Love About Holidays in NSW

Visit NSW has rolled out their new video ad campaigns for NSW destinations. “What I Love About Holidays in NSW” The campaign What I Love About Holidays in NSW is the latest digital marketing campaign and hosted on www.visitnsw.com/ilovensw. Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said: “To help visitors plan their next NSW getaway, Destination NSW has launched five short… Read More »