Category Archives: Family Walks

Honour Avenue and Memorial Gardens Lawson

By | May 4, 2021

Lawson is one of the first settlements on the eastern slopes of the Blue Mountains, and was identified on early maps as 24 Mile Hollow, a name which was changed to Christmas Swamp for a few years. When the Blue Mountain Inn was opened in 1848, the locals adopted the name Blue Mountain for the… Read More »

Wilson Park, Lawson, once know as Snake Gully

By | April 20, 2021

Updated 20th April 2020 Wilson Park is the home to Lawson Pool and the historic Map of Australia. It also offers a wonderful picnic area and an adjoining playground. Wilson Park is bounded by St Bernards Drive, Evans Street and Park Road, North Lawson. Here: https://w3w.co/bumpy.names.figs It was named after Percy Wilson (1867-1937), Councillor of… Read More »

COMING SOON – Ask Roz Concierge

By | April 21, 2021

Updated: 21st April 2021 In an Australian tourism industry first, Ask Roz Blue Mountains will shortly be announcing an exclusive service, Ask Roz Concierge (ARC) to help people find great things to see and do in the greater Blue Mountains.  Ask Roz’s Concierge (ARC) service will allow visitors to or residents of the greater Blue… Read More »

McMahons Point, Wentworth Falls

By | April 13, 2021

The trip to McMahons Point about 40km return and is suitable to 2wds in dry conditions. After rain 4wd is recommended by NPWS. When you get to McMahons Point there is a small parking area, toilet and some picnic tables. The walk to the lookout is an easy 800m one way. The area was savaged… Read More »

NPWS Blue Mountains Track Closures

By | April 20, 2021

This is a live feed showing the NPWS Blue Mountains Track Closures. Scroll down and see what’s closed.  NPWS advises: The Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.… Read More »

Peckmans Plateau Lookout, Katoomba

By | April 13, 2021

Updated: 13th April 2021 If you’re looking for a lookout and picnic area that’s easily accessed and private, Peckmans Plateau Lookout Katoomba is ideal. It’s located on the northern end of Peckmans Plateau off Cliff Drive. This lookout overlooks Nellies Glen, Megalong Valley. It’s named after Henry (Harry) Peckman (1846-1934), who in the 1860s drove wagons and… Read More »

Goochs Crater, Newnes Plateau

By | April 13, 2021

A visit to Goochs Crater, on the Newnes Plateau, should be on everyone’s must-do list. This is an easy walk, that can be managed by young and old alike. The Crater is a natural crater-like swamp feature, not volcanic in origin, ringed by pagoda-like rock formations. It’s a wonderful spot for photographers.  Goochs Crater Ask… Read More »

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains

By | April 14, 2021

Updated 14th April 2021 Walking to the first landing of Wentworth Falls and returning via the Undercliff Walk. This is a great short walk that offers some of the most amazing scenery in the Blue Mountains. If you don’t like steps, this walk is not for you. 𝗞𝗘𝗬 𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗦 • Distance: 4.5km • Time: 2hrs… Read More »

Lithgow Blast Furnace – Lake Pillans Wetlands

By | April 29, 2021

The Lithgow Blast Furnace and Blast Furnace Park are wonderful places to visit.  The Lithgow Blast Furnace is a heritage-listed former blast furnace and now park and visitor attraction at Inch Street, Lithgow. It was built from 1906 to 1907 by William Sandford Limited. It is also known as Eskbank Ironworks Blast Furnace site; Industrial Archaeological Site. The property is owned by… Read More »

Castle Head Katoomba

By | April 12, 2021

Updated 12th April 2021 Castle Head, Katoomba is a wonderful walk, another one for your BUCKET LIST.  It is a MUST DO WALK.  “Castle Head’ is a point of cliff bound land on the eastern side of Narrow Neck Plateau, overlooking the Ruined Castle, Katoomba. A descriptive name as this point looks directly down onto… Read More »