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Public viewing opportunity: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Blue Mountains
15 Apr 2014
Public viewing opportunity: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Blue Mountains
Fans of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have the opportunity to see the couple during their visit to the Blue Mountains on Thursday, April 17. 
11 Apr 2014
New Autumn Sustainable Food Festival
Immerse yourself in sustainable food, clothing and knowledge sharing at what is set to become the biggest and best such event in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region – the Autumn Sustainable Food Festival in May. 
How to brush your teeth in Australia’s Blue Mountains
10 Apr 2014
How to brush your teeth in Australia’s Blue Mountains
This article first appeared on "Where Is Your Toothbrush?" A travel website Lindsay co-writes with her husband Peter. Since 2013, they've been traveling the planet, discovering unique places, and feeling at home wherever they are.

A quirky recount of travels in the Blue Mountains in comparison with famous bands and songs! Enjoy!

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TomahROMA Food and Wine Fair 2014
9 Apr 2014
TomahROMA Food and Wine Fair 2014
Enjoy regional produce, spectacular views and vivid autumn colours at TomahROMA, the annual autumn food and wine fair at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah on Saturday 3 May. 
Sculpture at Scenic World 2014
8 Apr 2014
Sculpture at Scenic World 2014
Thirty artists create site responsive sculptures with zero ecological footprint for Blue Mountains festival at Scene World.

Source: Visual ArtsHub, Gina Fairley 
Springwood Foundation Day
3 Apr 2014
Springwood Foundation Day
Springwood Foundation Day is held annually in Autumn.

Experience Springwood's town centre come alive providing a fantastic day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. 
Lil's 8th Birthday in the Blue Mountains...
31 Mar 2014
Lil's 8th Birthday in the Blue Mountains...
A wonderful recount of family weekend away in the Blue Mountains.

For something a bit different, this story is from two perspectives – Lil and her Grandpa ‘Davo’.

Source: Elisa Elwin, Out & About with Kids Blog 
Medieval meets Mars at Ironfest
31 Mar 2014
Medieval meets Mars at Ironfest
Explore one of life’s burning questions - What would you wear if you lived on Mars? – at this year’s "Festival with a metal edge" at Lithgow during the Anzac Day long weekend (April 25-27).

Under the theme Life on Mars, the 15th annual Ironfest will once again put on one of the nation’s biggest dress-up parties and attract more than 14,000 people.
 
Blue Mountains "Great Walk" proposal
31 Mar 2014
Blue Mountains "Great Walk" proposal
Virgin Australia founder Brett Godfrey has approached the NSW government with a proposal to operate the state's first ''great walk''. To compete with New Zealand and Tasmania. Ideas to build private lodges within the Blue Mountains national park.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, Kirsty Needham. 
Six of the best: Blue Mountains lodgings
20 Mar 2014
Six of the best: Blue Mountains lodgings
Blue Mountains Web is proud to present the most comprehensive accommodation guide to Australia's most spectacular destination. With literally hundreds of accommodation venues in the Blue Mountains, our menu allows you to easily select the accommodation style and location you are seeking.

Ranging from romantic / honey moon retreats, bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels and family budget accommodation, the Blue Mountains truly has it all. 
10 Mar 2014
Indoor skydiving is soon to open in Penrith NSW
Penrith is about to open AUSTRALIA’S first indoor skydiving facility. Many thanks to two ex-SAS soldiers who came up with the idea at a military reunion!

Source: News.com.au 
A Royal visit to the Blue Mountains...
4 Mar 2014
A Royal visit to the Blue Mountains...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and little baby Prince George are set to visit the Blue Mountains in April this year! 
Blue Mountains child’s play for Disney
28 Feb 2014
Blue Mountains child’s play for Disney
Children will discover the exciting grand backyard that is the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves through an upcoming mini-series of Saturday Disney. 
Sculpture at Scenic World
25 Feb 2014
Sculpture at Scenic World
Now in its third year, Sculpture at Scenic World is delighted to announce 31 artists will exhibit in Australia’s only rainforest exhibition.

Source: Scenic World 
The Dalai Lama staying in the Blue Mountains, 2015
21 Feb 2014
The Dalai Lama staying in the Blue Mountains, 2015
The Dalai Lama of Tibet will conduct a Buddhist yoga initiation and teaching event at the Fairmont Resort MGallery in the Blue Mountains during his 10th visit to Australia in June 2015. 
Justice Crew visits St Finbar’s Primary School!
20 Feb 2014
Justice Crew visits St Finbar’s Primary School!
X-Factor winners Justice Crew visited students at St Finbar's Catholic Primary in Glenbrook on Wednesday 12 February 2014 for a special performance.

Children also got a chance to show off their moves with a street-dance workshop run by the Justice Crew. 
Work to begin on notorious mountain road upgrade
19 Feb 2014
Work to begin on notorious mountain road upgrade
The NSW Government will today launch a $48 million upgrade of the Bells Line of Road through the Blue Mountains.

Source: ABC Central West NSW, Robert Virtue 
An additional $1.8 million for the Blue Mountains recovery
17 Feb 2014
An additional $1.8 million for the Blue Mountains recovery
The Commonwealth and NSW Governments have today announced an additional $1.8 million to support the recovery efforts of the Blue Mountains community following the devastating fires in October 2013. 
Regional thumbs up from Chief Funster
14 Feb 2014
Regional thumbs up from Chief Funster
Andrew Smith, a 25 year old Nomad from Southern California landed the one of the best jobs in Australia, a Sydney "VIP". Since December Andrew has been down under to review festivals, events, activities, tours and be an all-rounder ‘Sydney VIP’.

Andrew recently joined us in the Blue Mountains for an action packed visit. 
New Bus Service for Upper Mountains.
13 Feb 2014
New Bus Service for Upper Mountains.
Blue Mountains Bus Co has re-introduced the old upper-mountains 9am service. 
Three gold gongs for Blue Mountains
10 Feb 2014
Three gold gongs for Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism member businesses received a record three gold gongs at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
 
Winter Magic Festival June 21st 2014.
7 Feb 2014
Winter Magic Festival June 21st 2014.
Join in the Blue Mountains most celebrated event in 2014...
WINTER MAGIC, KATOOMBA

This year’s theme “PHOENIX DREAMING” 
Wascoe Siding
3 Feb 2014
Wascoe Siding
Wascoe Siding is Celebrating their 48th Anniversary in the Blue Mountains! 
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
3 Feb 2014
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group is returning for their 5th year! The Ukulele festival is one of the most unique multi award-winning, and fun events of the year. Hosted by the Carrington Hotel. The event will be on the 7th, 8th and 9th of February 2014! 
Blue Mountains Getaway
28 Jan 2014
Blue Mountains Getaway
Rabbi Sender Kayka recounts the Friendship Circle’s experience in the Blue Mountains. Rabbie would also like to acknowledge and thank all the wonderful people that they met during their trip.

"We were warmed by the hospitality and kindness of the people we encountered, from the bus driver, to the staff at Spire Luxury Suites, Sky World, and all of the venues we visited, including fellow travellers and residents." 
24 Jan 2014
Blue Mountains Historical Society
Wentworth Falls on Saturday 1st February 2014, commencing at 10:00am 
Blue Mountains Bush Fire clean up nearing completion
24 Jan 2014
Blue Mountains Bush Fire clean up nearing completion
24th January 2014

**Ministerial- media release** 
THREE SISTERS DECLARED AN ABORIGINAL PLACE
23 Jan 2014
THREE SISTERS DECLARED AN ABORIGINAL PLACE
Blue Mountains most striking landmark, The Three Sisters at Katoomba, has been recognised as an Aboriginal place by the New South Wales Government. 
Blue Mountains National Park
21 Jan 2014
Blue Mountains National Park
Grand Canyon, Blackheath

CLOSED From Tuesday 28 January 2014 
5th Summer Harvest Festival
20 Jan 2014
5th Summer Harvest Festival
Slow Food Blue Mountains

Presents the

5th Summer Harvest Festival

18 January to 25 February 2014 
‘All the world’s a stage’ at Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains this summer.
10 Jan 2014
‘All the world’s a stage’ at Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains this summer.
The Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains is the proud accommodation sponsor of the Leura Shakespeare Festival which runs from 11-26 January 2014 and as a result, the MGallery resort will be home to a lively Festival Bar and a number of Shakespeare masterclasses where hotel guests can channel their inner Romeo or Juliette. 

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