Monthly Archives: January 2017

What does this mean?

By | January 24, 2017

More frequently in the Ask Roz Blue Mountains Facebook page you’ll see posts starting with (i). The (i) is to show you that this is a “Facebook Instant Article” that is enhanced to open instantly and beautifully on your phone. The experience is totally different to the one you get via a web browser. You… Read More »

Have your say on the future of the Scenic Eastern Escarpment

By | January 24, 2017

The Blue Mountains is fringed by stunning sandstone escarpments to its north, south, east and west. The southern escarpment is well known as a national and international tourist destination, hosting the Three Sisters, Echo Point along with popular lookouts, walking tracks and climbing and abseiling sites. As upgrades continue to the visitor infrastructure on the… Read More »

Red Hands Cave walking track – Glenbrook

By | January 25, 2017

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 »

Summer flowers at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

By | January 15, 2017

The Carrington Hotel is one of the Blue Mountains premier hotels and tourist attractions. Opened in 1883 as The Great Western, this Grand Old Lady soon became a popular mountain retreat for international visitors, the elite of Sydney, and those eager to see the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains. Renamed ‘The Carrington’ in 1886,… Read More »

The best spots in Leura to photograph sunrise

By | October 7, 2017

There is no denying Leura is one of the prettiest villages you’ll find so just when you thought you’d seen its best, check out the best Leura sunrise locations. All the photos on this page were taken using hand held iPhones. Just as some of the best colours at sunset occur “after” the sun has dropped over the horizon, the… Read More »

Majestic dance record takeback ~ Registrations are now open

By | January 13, 2017

Registrations are now open for time-travel dance lovers to put their most elegant foot forward to help reclaim a retro dance world record on Saturday, February 25, with the sass and chutzpah only the original Blue Mountains party palace exudes. An annual highlight of Roaring 20s Festival events at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow… Read More »

Katoomba Cascades and Katoomba Falls

By | August 4, 2019

The Katoomba Falls is a segmented waterfall# that is located close to Echo Point near Katoomba on the Kedumba River, descending into the Jamison Valley, located within the Blue Mountains National Park in the Blue Mountains. At the top are the Katoomba Cascades. These are easily accessible via stairs from Katoomba Falls Reserve or from the walk… Read More »

Drone footage across the greater Blue Mountains’ region

By | January 8, 2017

As Drones become more affordable, more people are getting out and about using them. With their use goes a legal responsibility. Shortly, thanks to NPWS and BMCC we’ll have a definitive guide to their use in the Blue Mountains region. In the meantime, enjoy these 4 great views of the Blue Mountains region. David Noble, drone… Read More »

Leura Mall ~ Check out the beautiful summer colours

By | January 9, 2017

Putting shopping and cafes aside, Leura Mall offers a wonderful visitor’s experience, especially in Spring and Autumn. Ask Roz encourages everyone to “stop and smell the roses” and take a stroll through the shopping precinct of Leura Mall and check out the beautiful summer colours. All these photos were taken on Saturday 7th January 2017… Read More »

Orphan Rock, Katoomba

By | July 9, 2017

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 »