Category Archives: Historic

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 »

Red Hands Cave walking track – Glenbrook

This track has most likely been used by the Darug people for thousands of years, and you too can walk in their footsteps. Red Hands Cave walking track, in the Glenbrook region of the Blue Mountains National Park, winds through remote bushland to one of the best Aboriginal stencil galleries in the Sydney Basin. From… Read More »

Orphan Rock, Katoomba

DO NOT attempt to climb Orphan Rock, the track is closed and EXTREMELY unsafe. Orphan Rock is that amazing rock formation near Scenic World. In 1878 John Britty North developed his coal mine below the cliffs at Orphan Rock and Katoomba was soon recognized as an important mining town. Around this same time Sydney society were… Read More »

FEATURED LOOKOUT – Spooners Lookout, Katoomba

To the immediate east of Echo Point is Spooners Lookout and it’s about a 200m walk from the Visitor’s Information Centre and is wheelchair friendly. Pass through the archway, next to the Echo Point Visitor Centre, and you’ll soon be surrounded by soaring eucalypt forest, bird calls and fresh mountain air. Keep an eye out for the… Read More »

You And Your Vote in 1963

From the film Australia Collection. Made by the Commonwealth Film Unit 1963. Directed by Loch Townsend. A film guide to the correct method of voting in Commonwealth elections, including a brief history of voting procedures. In an attempt to overcome informal voting in Senate elections, an account is given of the work of the Electoral… Read More »

Now you can really Ask Roz 24/7

If you’re looking for some personal recommendations for a great place to eat, stay or shop or maybe something special to do this weekend then try our new service Ask Roz Q&A. Now you can literally “Ask Roz” about events, your plans or maybe you need some help with the website or your Ask Roz… Read More »