Planning for the return of the Winter Magic Festival in 2019

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) is set to work with the Winter Magic Festival Committee, after Blue Mountains City Council outlaid $80,000 to ensure the future of the event. The funding will be spent to help: Determine parameters for future Winter Magic Festival events; Establish a new sustainable management structure for the committee; and Engage… Read More »

Katoomba, Blue Mountains Is the Bushwalking Capital of Australia

If you’re short on time or don’t have your own transportation, but want to get away from it all, then go to Katoomba. Katoomba is certainly no secret to residents of Sydney. When Sydney locals feel the need to escape from the summer heat or the traffic and pollution of the city, they hop on… Read More »

Handy Katoomba Weather Tips

If you are thinking about visiting Katoomba in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Australia I commend you on your good taste! It is a stunningly beautiful area with a wonderful variety of things to do & see. I have a few Handy Katoomba Weather Tips for you to help with your planning and how best… Read More »

Go Bushwalking in the Blue Mountains

Only two hours west of the bustling metropolitan city that is Sydney lies an oasis of nature known as the Blue Mountains. Listening to a kookaburra above you in a sprawling, ancient blue gum tree, taking in views from treacherous cliffs and ravines that could put the Grand Canyon to shame, this World Heritage-listed site… Read More »

Leura in the Blue Mountains is the Perfect Spot for a Weekend Getaway

99km from Sydney is the popular town of Leura in the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. If you’re trying to find a lovely town surrounded by even lovelier scenery, then Leura is where you want to go. The beauty of the town has led to it occasionally being referred to as… Read More »

BMCC adopts long term plan for Scenic Eastern Escarpment

Blue Mountains City Council has adopted a long term plan for the scenic eastern escarpment that will guide the future development of nature and culture based recreation and tourism opportunities in the lower Blue Mountains. Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill said, “The Master Plan is key to obtaining significant State and Commonwealth investment in recreation infrastructure… Read More »

Photographing the night sky and avoiding Light Pollution

If you have never seen a clear, starry sky from a place devoid of light pollution then you don’t know what you’re missing. With the naked eye alone from a dark location, you’ll see thousands of stars, meteors, the zodiacal light, airglow, satellites, the milky way, nebulas, and occasionally auroras and comets. Light pollution is… Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Lake Jamison Resort secret proposal leaked

Ask Roz Blue Mountains has uncovered secret plans for a proposed lakeside resort in the Jamison Valley. The proposed resort is to be called the “Lake Jamison Resort“. The leaked proposal went on to say that the raising of the dam wall by 20m would be a positive solution as development and employment opportunities will become available… Read More »

Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia

The Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia covers the area between the Nepean River and Mount Victoria is sandwiched over 200 years of European history and thousands of years of Aboriginal heritage, some 2700 names have been applied to the places in between. This book is about those names, the men and women who named them, why… Read More »

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 »