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Blue Puya at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
21 Oct 2014
Blue Puya at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
One of the most spectacular plants, the Puya berteroniana (blue puya) is getting ready for its November spectacular at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden! This year they will have more than 30 giant flower scapes - the most they have ever produced. This will be an incredible display. 
Rubyfruit voted People’s Choice for 2014
20 Oct 2014
Rubyfruit voted People’s Choice for 2014
A boutique vegan bakery and cafe based in Leura, specialising in egg-free, dairy-free vegan indulgence, for the third consecutive year won the coveted BlueMountainsAustralia.com People’s Choice Award. Continue reading to see which local businesses made the Top 10 in this highly competitive category. 
Blackheath's Iconic Grand Canyon
20 Oct 2014
Blackheath's Iconic Grand Canyon
Blackheath’s Grand Canyon is one of the Blue Mountains’ icons. The track through it was opened by the Premier of NSW (Mr JH Carruthers) in February 1907. This was a period when the competition between the Blue Mountains communities to attract tourists and their spending money was at a peak. 
Director of Breaker Morant - The Retrial visits Glenbrook
19 Oct 2014
Director of Breaker Morant - The Retrial visits Glenbrook
The new docu-drama feature film was introduced by its director Gregory Miller at Glenbrook Cinema on Sunday October 19. 
Discover the Blue Mountains Stream Frog
19 Oct 2014
Discover the Blue Mountains Stream Frog
Found near the tops of mountains in areas near Sydney, the blue mountains stream frog resides. This species is a locally uncommon frog which usually goes unnoticed with most attention being paid to the endangered frogs. 
A Honeymooner’s Guide to the Blue Mountains
19 Oct 2014
A Honeymooner’s Guide to the Blue Mountains
Less than two hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains, so named for the blue-tinted haze that blankets the mountains, caused by the vast forests of gums secreting a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves, offers honeymooners a romantic setting that feels private and secluded. 
Ruairi Cassidy Delves Deeper into the Blue Mountains
18 Oct 2014
Ruairi Cassidy Delves Deeper into the Blue Mountains
Having spent a good few days in the city we felt it was time to head into the bush and explore the famous Blue Mountains.

When I last visited Sydney with the family, some 6 years prior, we spent a half day around the area, taking in the general tourist lookouts; However this time I was prepared to delve deeper into the wilderness and explore more of the area. 
Pope Francis awards Blue Mountains Bushfire ‘Hero’ Principal
17 Oct 2014
Pope Francis awards Blue Mountains Bushfire ‘Hero’ Principal
Blue Mountains ‘hero’ School Principal, Mr Serge Roasato has received the Papal Medal ‘Benemerenti’ from Pope Francis. The award was conferred by Bishop of Parramatta and Archbishop-elect of Sydney Anthony Fisher OP at a Thanksgiving Ceremony at St Thomas Aquinas Springwood at the one year anniversary of the Blue Mountains fires. 
Community Spirit and Resilience One Year On
17 Oct 2014
Community Spirit and Resilience One Year On
Our local community is filled with mixed emotions as we reach the 12 month milestone of the October 2013 bushfires. 
Best Blue Mountains Businesses for 2014
17 Oct 2014
Best Blue Mountains Businesses for 2014
An amazing night was experienced by all at the Fairmont Resort Leura on Friday 17 October as the best of the best in the Blue Mountains business community gathered together to celebrate business excellence. And the winners are... 
Fairmont Resort Shines for Tourism
16 Oct 2014
Fairmont Resort Shines for Tourism
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains (MGallery) has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards 2014 in two categories – Business Tourism and Deluxe Accommodation. 
Classy Sphinx and Classic Steam in one day
16 Oct 2014
Classy Sphinx and Classic Steam in one day
Join us for a day visiting the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum and the Norman Lindsay Gallery. Ride on a unique 1880s Sydney Steam Tram in the morning and view the artwork of Norman Lindsay in the afternoon. 
Winter Magic theme for 2015 is...
16 Oct 2014
Winter Magic theme for 2015 is...
As the returning President/Festival Director for 2015, I would like to announce our theme for the 2015 Winter Magic Festival... 
Chris and Vicki's Blue Mountains Adventure
16 Oct 2014
Chris and Vicki's Blue Mountains Adventure
After 4 days in Sydney Chris and I were looking forward to getting away from all the people and traffic by escaping to the Blue Mountains. 
Blue Mountains Adventure & Accommodation Package Deals
15 Oct 2014
Blue Mountains Adventure & Accommodation Package Deals
The wonderful Blue Mountains wilderness is just two hours west of Sydney, making it a perfect mini break for time-starved travellers. 
$2.8 Billion Intercity Train Project Includes Long-Distance Services to Blue Mountains
15 Oct 2014
$2.8 Billion Intercity Train Project Includes Long-Distance Services to Blue Mountains
The NSW Government is looking for manufacturers to build and maintain a fleet of new trains to operate long-distance services between the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle. 
Snow falling once again in October
15 Oct 2014
Snow falling once again in October
It felt like summer was already here last weekend with Katoomba reaching 25.2°C on Saturday. Yet October can be a month of extremes. Last night we experienced snow as temperatures fell to -0.4°C overnight. 
Businesses suffer long after the flames go out
15 Oct 2014
Businesses suffer long after the flames go out
Some businesses in the Blue Mountains still haven't bounced back - not from last year's fires, but from media reports of the disaster which crippled the tourism industry, writes Matthew Bevan. 
Business as usual: One year on for Blue Mountains
14 Oct 2014
Business as usual: One year on for Blue Mountains
One year after the devastating October 2013 bushfires, it is business as usual for one of the most recognisable places on earth – the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region. 
Sculpture at Scenic World Welcomes Exhibition Manager
14 Oct 2014
Sculpture at Scenic World Welcomes Exhibition Manager
Sculpture at Scenic World welcomes Justin Morrissey as the new Exhibition Manager. Justin brings experience and a fresh perspective to showcasing dynamic and diverse artistic practices at Australia’s only dedicated rainforest exhibition. 
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