Category Archives: Historic

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 »

The Paul Harris Memorial Lookout, a Blackheath treasure

The Paul Harris Memorial lookout is a surprise. It’s hidden and seldom visited and would be the only lookout in the Blue Mountains that is viewed from a shelter. The Paul Harris Lookout is marked by a concrete and steel structure providing shelter to visitors taking in views over Blackheath Glen and Shipley Plateau. This lookout… Read More »

The 2017 Charleston Challenge ~ Hydro Majestic Hotel

The original Blue Mountains party palace has taken up the gauntlet (most elegantly of course) thrown down by the town of Bexhill in England by announcing a return of the annual world record retro dance attempt in February. The Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge will be held at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath on… Read More »