Category Archives: Blue Mountains News

Fortress Ridge Lookout, Leura

By | July 9, 2020

Another one for your BUCKET LIST – Fortress Ridge Lookout, Leura …… it has STUNNING VIEWS. ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ Time: Up to 90 mins return Kid-friendly: Yes, with supervision Dog on-leash: No Accessible: No Heights: The lookout is not for anyone who has an issue with heights. NB: This area was impacted heavily by the fires,โ€ฆ Read More »

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By | July 6, 2020

Minnie Ha Ha Falls is a great walk for the family and your “Bucket List”. It’s one of the best walks in the Blue Mountains.     ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ   โ€ข Distance: 2.5km return to the pool at the base of the falls โ€ข Kid-friendly: Yes, with supervision โ€ข Dog on-leash: Yes   NB: Notโ€ฆ Read More »

Catalina Park, Katoomba ~ 360ยฐ VR tour

By | July 5, 2020

Catalina Park is a disused motor racing venue, located at Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, and is recognised as an Aboriginal Place due to the long association of the local Gundungarra and Darug clans to the area. Overview The 2.1 km circuit opened on 12 February 1961. Race meetings were staged by the Australian Racingโ€ฆ Read More »

Kings Cave, Linden, VR 360

By | July 5, 2020

Kings Cave is well worth a visit, the kids will love it. Park your car in the clearing beside the historic grave and walk down the road a short distance until you see the track to the cave on the left. Take the track and walk to 100m to the cave. The Cave is aโ€ฆ Read More »

Slack Stairs, Wentworth Falls

By | June 28, 2020

Looking for a great Blue Mountains bushwalk? CHECK OUT Slack Stairs and Wentworth Pass, Wentworth Falls.   TIP: Get there early. The whole Wentworth Falls area is extremely popular and parking is at a premium.   This is a challenging track that is best started from the Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls. It offers outstanding lookouts,โ€ฆ Read More »

Go Blue

By | June 27, 2020

Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC), in partnership with Blue Mountains Tourism (BMT) and NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), have developed a destination marketing campaign to kick-start the local economy after bush fires and COVID-19. Aimed at families and couples, the campaign showcases the best the region has on offer: outdoor adventures, cosy hotels,โ€ฆ Read More »

Bushrangers Cave, Mount Victoria

By | June 22, 2020

This is an amazing place to visit. It is quite a scramble to climb up to and it’s not for the faint-hearted.     MAP: http://lnnk.in/@Bush-Rangers-Cave-Mount-Victoria   Park where you can and walk the short distance to the track. Head down the Little Zig Zag track. Continue down until you see the Bushrangers Cave sign.โ€ฆ Read More »

Echo Point upgrades nearing completion

By | June 18, 2020

A major upgrade of Echo Point is nearing completion. In October 2019, Council commenced works to enhance Echo Point Lookout for the community and visitors.  The upgrade includes:  a new gathering space (amphitheatre) a new Prince of Wales Lookout, and an accessible, night-lit boardwalk connecting the lookouts, amphitheatre and Councilโ€™s accredited Visitor Information Centre. Sinceโ€ฆ Read More »

LOVE LOCAL ~ Blackheath, Megalong Valley and Shipley Plateau

By | February 12, 2020

Blackheath is a gateway to Megalong Valley and Shipley Plateau, where you can take in breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains escarpment and explore these farming communities renowned for their food and wine.   Blackheath is known as a vibrant and lively community, proud of its local history and with strong links to its naturalโ€ฆ Read More »