Category Archives: Historic

Kings Tableland Aboriginal Place

By | July 29, 2021

Kings Tableland Aboriginal Place is a wonderful place to visit. It was a camping and meeting place of significance to Gundungurra people. Be respectful of the history of the location when you visit. It was historically used as a camping site by Aboriginal residents of the Burragorang Valley Aboriginal camp who would walk to Wentworth… Read More »

Layers in Time Woodford Reserve

By | July 28, 2021

Updated: 7th July 2021 Layers in Time takes visitors on a self-guided 1.4km loop of Woodford Reserve, capturing the site’s history and sharing these stories in an accessible and engaging way. Illustrated signage along the heritage trail now immerses the visitor in the history of the site and features QR codes to quickly and easily… Read More »

Berghofers Pass Mount Victoria a wonderful kid friendly walk

By | July 16, 2021

Updated 16th July 2021 Berghofers Pass, Mount Victoria is a great walk for kids and it’s dog on-leash and horse friendly. Because it’s a return walk you can walk as far or as little as you like.   About 10 minutes into the walk there is a great picnic table to enjoy a treat of… Read More »

Origin of Blue Mountains Town Names

By | June 15, 2021

The Blue Mountains west of Sydney is steeped in History and each of its villages has a wonderful link to the exploring past. This list was compiled by John Low for the Blue Mountains Library. Lapstone (106m) The name “Lapstone Hill” was in use from at least the 1820s and derives from the shape of… Read More »

Leura Walking Tours

By | June 10, 2021

Updated 8th June 2021 Leura Walking Tours is operated by Sue Collins from Mountains Tales. The tour goes for 2 hours and it was astounding just what we didn’t know about Leura. Sue is extremely knowledgeable and didn’t refer to notes once. We enjoyed the walk with 4 other local mountains people, all of whom… Read More »

Ask Roz Concierge has arrived

By | June 1, 2021

Updated: 30th May 2021 In an Australian tourism industry first, Ask Roz Blue Mountains has launched its exclusive service, Ask Roz Concierge to help people find great things to see and do in the Greater Blue Mountains.  Ask Roz’s Concierge service will allow visitors to or residents of, the Greater Blue Mountains region to submit… Read More »

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 »

Ask Roz Concierge, created just for you

By | July 17, 2021

Updated: 21st April 2021 In an Australian tourism industry first, Ask Roz Blue Mountains has launched 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 allows visitors to or residents of the greater Blue Mountains region to… Read More »

McMahons Point, Wentworth Falls

By | May 17, 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 »

Portland Silo Art

By | March 30, 2021

Prior to white settlement, the Portland region was occupied by the Wiradjuri people. The first European in the area was James Blackman who surveyed roads in the area in 1820 and today Blackman’s Flat and Blackman’s Crown bear the family name. The town of Portland is of interest as a historic mining town, and also… Read More »