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 »

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 »

Wentworth Falls Lake

READ and SHARE our free eMag “Wentworth Falls Lake” click here. https://goo.gl/TF2nXa Wentworth Falls Lake was originally created by the damming of Jamison Creek to supply water for the steam railway.  Today, it’s a wonderful resource for locals and visitors alike. The Lake is now home to native and introduced waterfowl, native fish such as Gudgeons,… 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 »