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Your Guide: The Blue Mountains Day Trip
2 Sep 2014
Your Guide: The Blue Mountains Day Trip
The Blue Mountains is an area just outside of Sydney which is categorised by it’s sweeping mountain ranges, blue haze and numerous tourist attractions which have put it on the map as a must see destination for all visitors.

Source: Sinclairs Bondi Beach 
Blue Mountains Bush Fire Danger Period 1st September 2014 ‏
29 Aug 2014
Blue Mountains Bush Fire Danger Period 1st September 2014 ‏
The Blue Mountains Bush Fire Danger Period commences 1st September 2014. 
RSPCA Katoomba is here to stay!
29 Aug 2014
RSPCA Katoomba is here to stay!
Letter from Steve Coleman

"As a Blue Mountains resident and RSPCA supporter, I wanted to write to you personally to give you what I hope will be some good news. I have spoken to a number of you who have expressed concern over the RSPCA being forced to close the shelter in the Blue Mountains. 
Australian Slang Translated
25 Aug 2014
Australian Slang Translated
If you travel to Paris people speak French. If you travel to Italy people speak Italian. If you travel to Germany people speak German. If you travel to Australian, well we tend to have our own “strange” language called “Australian Slang”.

Source: Travelling King 
The Explorers
22 Aug 2014
The Explorers
Explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth left Emu Ford near Penrith in 1813 find a way across the the Blue Mountains.
Before this time no white man had ever crossed this great barrier. 
Why you go to the Blue Mountains
21 Aug 2014
Why you go to the Blue Mountains
If you have been to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia then you know what I’m talking about.

Source: Back Yard Treasures Blog 
Star chef for Fairmont Blue Mountains
20 Aug 2014
Star chef for Fairmont Blue Mountains
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains has appointed John Slaughter as Executive Chef to oversee the hotel’s food and beverage operations in the four dining outlets.

Source: James Wilkinson 
Wildlife spotting...
19 Aug 2014
Wildlife spotting...
Mid Mountains Food Garden,
A visual diary of a rambling organic Blue Mountains garden... 
Blue Mountains and Three Sisters
18 Aug 2014
Blue Mountains and Three Sisters
From Featherdale Wildlife Park, we headed to the Blue Mountains National Park, a mountain range area in New South Wales, Australia. It is about 70 miles west of Sydney. 
Mesmerised in the Blue Mountains Australia
18 Aug 2014
Mesmerised in the Blue Mountains Australia
A short visit to the continent down below throws up plenty of surprises..

The Hindu- Sangeeta Verma 
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains: Christmassy cheer at the wrong time of year!
18 Aug 2014
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains: Christmassy cheer at the wrong time of year!
On a cold winter’s weekend last month, Trav and I headed back to the Blue Mountains for the Yulefest celebrations that are held there every year.

The world on my necklace! 
Save the Katoomba RSPCA Shelter
18 Aug 2014
Save the Katoomba RSPCA Shelter
The Blue Mts WORKING GROUP to Save the Katoomba RSPCA Shelter is asking for constructive submissions as a matter of urgency... 
Blue Mountains Road Trip
12 Aug 2014
Blue Mountains Road Trip
Just under two hours from Sydney, a road trip to the Blue Mountains isn’t particularly challenging or time-consuming, but along the way there are 18 discovery trails that provide beautiful detours and picturesque backdrops.

Posted by: Hannah Shakir 
Top ecotourism destinations: Blue Mountains, Australia
12 Aug 2014
Top ecotourism destinations: Blue Mountains, Australia
Located less than 2 hours drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains offer an exciting holiday destination for responsible travellers who wish to enjoy the Australian wilderness.

Source: Ilaria Bertini 
BioBlitz at Glenbrook Lagoon
12 Aug 2014
BioBlitz at Glenbrook Lagoon
Check out this years events last month in June!

Source: Blue Mountains City Council 
Where to have Winter Long Lunches with a Mountain View?
12 Aug 2014
Where to have Winter Long Lunches with a Mountain View?
It does strike me that we are amazingly lucky to be so close to the Blue Mountains. Especially so with restaurants that combine the view with a leisurely long lunch or an amazing degustation dining experience.

Source: Weekend Notes 
NSW government to spend $2.8 million on 520 new train carriages for Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Newcastle and South Coast commuters
11 Aug 2014
NSW government to spend $2.8 million on 520 new train carriages for Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Newcastle and South Coast commuters
THE state government will spend $2.8 billion on more trains for travellers from the central coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and south coast. 
2014 BMLOT Awards of Excellence winners named!
11 Aug 2014
2014 BMLOT Awards of Excellence winners named!
The best of the best tourism and hospitality businesses in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region for 2014 were revealed at the annual Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT) Awards of Excellence gala dinner and awards night on Friday (August 8). 
"As the Smoke Clears" distributors in the Blue Mountains.
7 Aug 2014
"As the Smoke Clears" distributors in the Blue Mountains.
Support the Blue Mountains by purchasing the fund-raising book highlighting the recovery process in the Blue Mountains after the devastating bushfires last year. 
Submissions are invited for Australia’s only rainforest exhibition at Scenic World!
7 Aug 2014
Submissions are invited for Australia’s only rainforest exhibition at Scenic World!
Now in it’s fourth year, Sculpture at Scenic World will exhibit from 15 April to 10 May 2015. 
Archer the koala chewing gum leaves and marsupial milk to claw his way back to health
6 Aug 2014
Archer the koala chewing gum leaves and marsupial milk to claw his way back to health
The nine-month-old koala joey got off to a rough start in life when his mother rejected him but is now on the road to recovery, thanks to a hearty diet of gum leaves and artificial marsupial milk.

Source: News Corp Australia 
Invisible House wins Australian House of the Year at 2014 Houses Awards
6 Aug 2014
Invisible House wins Australian House of the Year at 2014 Houses Awards
Concealed within a ridge line in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, this home by Peter Stutchbury Architecture is a truly breathtaking sight.

Source: Vogue BY DIJANA KUMURDIAN 
Blue Mountains Opal Ticketing
6 Aug 2014
Blue Mountains Opal Ticketing
What is Opal?

Opal is the cheaper, easier, more convenient way to travel on public transport services in New South Wales and is available on Blue Mountain Bus Company buses from Monday 4 August 2014. 
Head to the Blue Mountains area for a bevvy of outdoor adventures
6 Aug 2014
Head to the Blue Mountains area for a bevvy of outdoor adventures
BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK draws thousands of visitors each year, who come to admire the sheer cliffs, vast valleys and hazy forest tracks.

Blog: Australian Geographic 
Festival of Walking "no brainer" for Greater Blue Mountains
6 Aug 2014
Festival of Walking "no brainer" for Greater Blue Mountains
A "no brainer" event which showcases the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area to nature lovers of all ages, budgets and fitness levels, the annual Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT) Festival of Walking will be held from September 20 to October 19. 
2014 BMLOT Awards of Excellence finalists named
5 Aug 2014
2014 BMLOT Awards of Excellence finalists named
The finalists for the 2014 Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT) Awards of Excellence have been named ahead of the gala dinner and awards night on Friday, August 8. 
 Opal to roll out on 75 more buses in Western Sydney
1 Aug 2014
Opal to roll out on 75 more buses in Western Sydney
Opal will go live on 75 buses in Penrith and the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, this month as the countdown continues until paper tickets are retired in September. 
RFS New Law: 10/50 vegetation clearing
1 Aug 2014
RFS New Law: 10/50 vegetation clearing
New laws are now in place which help people prepare their homes for bush fires in NSW. 
Long weekend getaway to Australia’s famed Blue Mountains
1 Aug 2014
Long weekend getaway to Australia’s famed Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are not what you would picture when you think of Australia...

Source: The World on my Necklace Blog 
Weddings at Bilpin Springs Lodge
30 Jul 2014
Weddings at Bilpin Springs Lodge
Bilpin/Kurrajong district is perfect for your garden, country wedding. Close to Sydney with easy access for all guests. 
More than a fire plan' Blue Mountains Community Forums - Aug-Sep 2014, Various Locations
30 Jul 2014
More than a fire plan' Blue Mountains Community Forums - Aug-Sep 2014, Various Locations
Blue Mountains Neighbourhood Centres in partnership with Australian Red Cross and the NSW Rural Fire Service
'More than a fire plan' Community Forums
Various locations, Blue Mountains 
Springwood entrepreneur brings a new adventure sport to Australia
30 Jul 2014
Springwood entrepreneur brings a new adventure sport to Australia
It’s the latest in all-terrain action vehicles and it can takes riders anywhere they want to go from sand to snow, mud, gravel, dirt and water.

Source: Penrith Press, Ian Patterson.
 
Mine's Aboriginal 'rock art' found to be authentic
30 Jul 2014
Mine's Aboriginal 'rock art' found to be authentic
Environmental groups say Aboriginal rock art at a site earmarked for a controversial coal mine, has been proven to be authentic.

Source: ABC 
The Blue Mountains & Sydney, Australia
30 Jul 2014
The Blue Mountains & Sydney, Australia
Swapping the work place for the world!!!!!

Blog: scottnkarengortw

 
20 reasons to visit the Blue Mountains
28 Jul 2014
20 reasons to visit the Blue Mountains
Wowing visitors for millions of years the Blue Mountains are an experience you have to see for yourself.

Stuff.co.nz by ANDREW TAYLOR 
Blue Mountains accommodation venues scoop industry awards
24 Jul 2014
Blue Mountains accommodation venues scoop industry awards
The Blue Mountains tourism accommodation sector was well represented at the 2014 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence, with two venues winning several regional awards. 
‘Champagne Charlies’ Carrington Hotel
23 Jul 2014
‘Champagne Charlies’ Carrington Hotel
Blog: The Devonshire Tea Guide.

The ultimate directory for those who love to eat scones with jam and cream. 
Anja Nissen: Ten things you should know about The Voice winner
23 Jul 2014
Anja Nissen: Ten things you should know about The Voice winner
Anja Nissen’s life will never be the same after winning the The Voice last night and being offered a record deal by her coach and Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am.

Source: Penrith Press 
Draft Blue Mountains Bush Fire Risk Management Plan
23 Jul 2014
Draft Blue Mountains Bush Fire Risk Management Plan
The Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee (BMBFMC) is currently seeking comments on its draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (BFRMP) which has recently been prepared.
Published Date: 19 Jun 2014 
Chambers buys Blue Mountains stores
21 Jul 2014
Chambers buys Blue Mountains stores
New South Wales liquor retailer Chambers Cellars has confirmed its acquisition of three Blue Mountains outlets.

Source: Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News 
Blue Mountains themed painting in this year's Wynne Prize...
21 Jul 2014
Blue Mountains themed painting in this year's Wynne Prize...
"East west cutting"

Painting by Guy Maestri 
$100K upgrade for the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden’s World Heritage Centre
17 Jul 2014
$100K upgrade for the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden’s World Heritage Centre
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Centre, located at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, will be given a $100K upgrade. 
Dykone Adventures ~ Our wonderful adventure in the Blue Mountains...
15 Jul 2014
Dykone Adventures ~ Our wonderful adventure in the Blue Mountains...
Blue Mountains Adventure...

Source: Dykone Adventures Blog
 
TARELLA HISTORICAL COTTAGE OPEN DAY JULY 19, 2014
11 Jul 2014
TARELLA HISTORICAL COTTAGE OPEN DAY JULY 19, 2014
The Blue Mountains Historical Society will be conducting an Open Day at Tarella Cottage at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm on Saturday 19th July. 
Blue Mountains- Scenic World...
9 Jul 2014
Blue Mountains- Scenic World...
Experiencing Scenic World!

Source: Travel.Snap.Stories Blog.
A Family from Singapore with a love for Travel & Photography. Sharing travel stories and experiences to different places in the world. 
Blue Mountains – Leura Village and Chocolate Gallery
9 Jul 2014
Blue Mountains – Leura Village and Chocolate Gallery
Exploring Leura Village...

Source: Travel.Snap.Stories Blog.
A Family from Singapore with a love for Travel & Photography. Sharing travel stories and experiences to different places in the world. 
Who is that?
8 Jul 2014
Who is that?
A Blue Mountains Experience with a view that Elim will never forget...

Source: Elim's Blog 
A Winter Break to the Blue Mountains
8 Jul 2014
A Winter Break to the Blue Mountains
Exploring Blue Mountains...

Kathryn is a brit who moved to Sydney from the UK in 2012 as part of an ex-pat family who wants to share experiences of this new life style.

Source: Laughing Like Kookaburras Blog 
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
8 Jul 2014
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Brad was aiming to catch one or two exceptional photos of birdlife and you can’t rush these things.

Blog: Maekitso, Brad Frederiksen 
The Leura Gardens Festival- looking for Volunteers!
2 Jul 2014
The Leura Gardens Festival- looking for Volunteers!
The Leura Gardens Festival will be held from Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th October 2014 inclusive.

Gardens are open from 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily. 
A perfect winters day in the Blue Mountains...
1 Jul 2014
A perfect winters day in the Blue Mountains...
Get outdoors these Winter Holidays!

There is so much to explore from travelling down one of the steepest railways, to high tea in front of a cosy fire place. Pack up the family or make a date with an old friend and experience the Blue Mountains for yourself!

Source: Scenic World 
7 Stunning Lookouts in Australia’s Blue Mountains
30 Jun 2014
7 Stunning Lookouts in Australia’s Blue Mountains
This World Heritage Site consists of seven National Parks bursting with walking tracks, charming mountain towns, delicious local produce and incredible vistas.

Source: The Trusted Traveller 
 WIRES Wildlife Rescue App
30 Jun 2014
WIRES Wildlife Rescue App
WIRES has lunched a new Wildlife Rescue App! Download the free Rescue App to your smart phone or tablet to get access to wildlife advice and rescue assistance from the WIRES Rescue Team 7 days a week. 
Katoomba Library win Top PRIZE!
27 Jun 2014
Katoomba Library win Top PRIZE!
Katoomba library in the Blue Mountains has secured the top prize at the 2014 Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interior Awards.

Source: Sourceable.net 
Upcoming holiday attractions at Leuralla NSW Toy and Railway Museum
25 Jun 2014
Upcoming holiday attractions at Leuralla NSW Toy and Railway Museum
Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum NSW is the Southern Hemisphere's largest collection of toys, trains and associated memoribilia. Whether you're a family or a serious collector, the world class displays of 20th century toys, from Barbie, Popeye, Tintin and Alice in Wonderland will captivate and entertain. 
Koala research in the Blue Mountains...
25 Jun 2014
Koala research in the Blue Mountains...
This past November I had the pleasure of heading off to Australia again to meet with colleagues studying koalas in the wild and to see one of these new locations for our koala research, the Blue Mountains in NSW.

Source: Jennifer Tobey, San Diego Zoo 
Roaming Roy Marches Up To The Top Of The Hill - Mount York
23 Jun 2014
Roaming Roy Marches Up To The Top Of The Hill - Mount York
This week, Roy decided he wanted to venture somewhere interesting, beautiful and wild, with plenty of history.

The Tingle Factor Box- Blog 
A Day At The Magnificent Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
23 Jun 2014
A Day At The Magnificent Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
There are two attractions in Australia I always wanted to visit; the Blue Mountains and the twelve apostles. I have yet visited the twelve apostles though been to Melbourne a number of times. I will make sure I get to visit it in my next trip to Melbourne. At least I managed to go Blue Mountains.

NAHMJ – Travel and Food Blog 
Blue Mountains attractive school holiday destination....
20 Jun 2014
Blue Mountains attractive school holiday destination....
Stuck for ideas on what to do with the kids in the July school holidays? The premier attractions of the Greater Blue Mountains provide an exciting array of things to see and do for the whole family. 
A weekend in the Blue Mountains
19 Jun 2014
A weekend in the Blue Mountains
Only a couple of hours drive away from Sydney, and easily accessible by rail, the Blue Mountains are a welcome refuge away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Perfect as a weekend getaway, the Blue Mountains are actually a collection of villages strung along the train line.

Source: Taking to the Open Road, BLOG 
TROPICAL BOTANY TRAVELS NATIONALLY
19 Jun 2014
TROPICAL BOTANY TRAVELS NATIONALLY
A Florilegium from Cairns Botanical Gardens is a vibrant exhibition of contemporary botanical illustration by Cairns artist Julie McEnerny, on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden from Saturday 28 June – Sunday 31 August, which documents the extraordinary plant collection of the Cairns Botanic Gardens. 
In the Footsteps of the Explorers Crossing the Blue Mountains
18 Jun 2014
In the Footsteps of the Explorers Crossing the Blue Mountains
There are fifteen, mostly unseen pillars or obelisks that re-mark the original 1813-14 survey by surveyor, George Evans who followed close behind the explorers Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth & their 1813 Blue Mountains Crossing.

Source: Explores Tree Blog 
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Cooperative
13 Jun 2014
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Cooperative
SNCC is a community managed organisation linking people, resources and ideas.

We apply the principals of social justice to the well-being of the community. 
Timebanking - an Innovative Way to Share Skills Locally
12 Jun 2014
Timebanking - an Innovative Way to Share Skills Locally
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Cooperative has just agreed to become the auspice entity for TimeBanking for the Blue Mountains. This is a really great volunteer initiative that fosters community connection, wellbeing and engagement through the sharing of skills and resources locally.

This is a government owned program and is run without funding via volunteers out of the auspice organisations who manage the regional databases. 
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling Successful Debut
12 Jun 2014
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling Successful Debut
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling made a successful debut on Sunday June 1st at the Blackheath Community Centre in front of an excited crowd of just over 100 people. The afternoon of wrestling action saw round 1 matches in the inaugural World Heritage series to determine the very first world heritage champion. 
Leura and Katoomba...
11 Jun 2014
Leura and Katoomba...
One thing I love about Australia is its many hamlets. Small, quaint, charming, enchanting villages either in the mountains or by the coast. I remember the first time I visited Katoomba.

lifeisacelebration Blog
 
A Guide to Sydney’s Blue Mountains
10 Jun 2014
A Guide to Sydney’s Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are one of Sydney’s most popular tourist attractions – but many visitors don’t know that much about them. Which is why we’re bringing you a guide to Sydney’s Blue Mountains.

Lindsey Hodder, things to do in Sydney... 
Adventures in NSW: The Blue Mountains
10 Jun 2014
Adventures in NSW: The Blue Mountains
Without a doubt, hiking around the Blue Mountains was one of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring experiences I had while in New South Wales.

The Atlas Heart Blog 
My Blue Mountains Getaway – rejuvenating my soul
10 Jun 2014
My Blue Mountains Getaway – rejuvenating my soul
They say winter is a time for comfort and home. A slow, steady, unsurprising season that assists the process of change.

Y Travel's Blue Mountains Lux Escape 
The Adventure: the Blue Mountains
10 Jun 2014
The Adventure: the Blue Mountains
A rainy experience in the Blue Mountains for blogger AmyLovat. a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle.

"So why are the Blue Mountains called that? Because something about atmosphere and eucalyptus, is what I told the boy on the way there last weekend." 
Western Sydney, Adventure Captial
6 Jun 2014
Western Sydney, Adventure Captial
Whether you want to get your adrenalin hit on land, sea or in the air, the Penrith region now has it all.

Source: Ian Paterson, Penrith Press. 
Google and NSW National Parks team up.
5 Jun 2014
Google and NSW National Parks team up.
Google and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service have teamed up to create 16 interactive maps of popular bushwalking routes, including the Blue Mountains Australia...

Source: The Age 
‘I take it you’ve climbed from the bottom?’
4 Jun 2014
‘I take it you’ve climbed from the bottom?’
I knew there was a reason I packed my hiking boots....

Jo Williams is from the UK and has moved to Australia to travel, work, explore - and write about it! Story published in Lip Magazine.
 
Important Notice Regarding The Future Of Winter Magic Festival
4 Jun 2014
Important Notice Regarding The Future Of Winter Magic Festival
Unfortunately like a lot of things in life nothing is guaranteed and while this will be the 21st anniversary of the Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival, it is unknown whether this FREE annual community event can carry on. 
Swinging, Leaping, Climbing and Flying with Trees Adventure!
4 Jun 2014
Swinging, Leaping, Climbing and Flying with Trees Adventure!
Calling all Thrill Seekers...This park features exciting and challenging courses high in the tree canopy, that will have you swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest. 
Baird: Western Sydney trains airconditioned
3 Jun 2014
Baird: Western Sydney trains airconditioned
Premier Mike Baird alighted from the 2.07pm Penrith service on to platform 4 at Parramatta station today to announce the delivery of Sydney’s final Waratah train.

Source: Vanessa Watson - The Sun Parramatta 
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains...
3 Jun 2014
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains...
In the Blue Mountains, a region that boasts European-style winters, for the past 34 years the local community has been embracing the cold season by transforming the region into a winter wonderland. They name this wonderland Yulefest.

Source: Travel With Michelle Karaman – Jones 
Penrith Whitewater Rafting #FairGoWest
2 Jun 2014
Penrith Whitewater Rafting #FairGoWest
WHAT could have become a wasteland post Sydney Olympics has turned into a thriving tourist sport destination.

Source: JONATHON MORAN
The Sunday Telegraph 
iFLY Indoor Skydiving: NOW OPEN!
30 May 2014
iFLY Indoor Skydiving: NOW OPEN!
Now you can Skydive WITHOUT jumping from a plane!

Ever wanted to jump out of a plane, but just hate the thought of actually JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE?! Then iFLY Downunder is the answer...and it is addictive!

iFLY Indoor Skydiving: NOW OPEN! 
29 May 2014
New laws to protect property from bush fires
Residents will be given additional powers to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws being introduced into NSW Parliament today to make it easier to clear trees and vegetation from around a property. 
Canyoning the Blue Mountains
29 May 2014
Canyoning the Blue Mountains
Who wouldn’t enjoy being suspended upside down 50ft above a gorge in the Blue Mountains?

Blog: We Are Explorers- Henry Brydon — May 26, 2014
 
GLENBROOK –  GNOME CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA!
29 May 2014
GLENBROOK – GNOME CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA!
It’s official. Glenbrook, NSW, is the Gnome Capital of Eastern Australia!
Maggie Egleton, Mistress of “Gnomeland”, Ober Lodge, in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, has just published a magnificent glossy, coffee table book entitled “Gnomeland – an introduction to the Little People” – and the annual Australian Gnome Convention at Glenbrook receives special mention.
 
Brantwood Cottage Luxury Accommodation....
23 May 2014
Brantwood Cottage Luxury Accommodation....
Brantwood Cottage offers intimate, boutique style accommodation within one of Australia’s most treasured destinations; the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains.... 
A Cultural Centre that has it all....
23 May 2014
A Cultural Centre that has it all....
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is a new complex with a major supermarket, regional library, art gallery with a workshop, interpretive centre, administrative office space and car parking.

This project has been a joint development by Coles, the Blue Mountains Council and the State Government. 
What Emma Did Travel Blog...
22 May 2014
What Emma Did Travel Blog...
Whatemmadid.com is an award winning blog following the life of Beauty and Lifestyle Writer Emma Campbell.

Recently, Emma visited the Blue Mountains and gave us a fantastic recount of her travels and top tips for tourists. Emma believes that the Blue Mountains is a must- do when visiting Australia. 
Ribbon Gum Lodge...
22 May 2014
Ribbon Gum Lodge...
Ribbon-Gum Lodge is a beautifully decorated, stylish mountain lodge focused on providing high-quality accommodation and customer satisfaction. With a variety of accommodation packages to select, they are sure you'll be happy to spend your holiday escape with them.
 
Return to your childhood in Little Hartley at The Lolly Bug
21 May 2014
Return to your childhood in Little Hartley at The Lolly Bug
Hundreds of tourists visiting the Blue Mountains are fondly remembering their childhood and stepping back in time when they stop by The Lolly Bug confectionery store at The Farmhouse in Little Hartley. 
Yulefest 'Winter Wonderland' Venues....
20 May 2014
Yulefest 'Winter Wonderland' Venues....
The magical winter time (June, July and August) is Yulefest in the Blue Mountains where many venues offer traditional Xmas style celebrations.

While cold winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm 'Mountains' hospitality, log fires, Xmas fare, singalongs and perhaps even Santa. The Blue Mountains is truly a 'Winter Wonderland'.

Visit the establishments below and discover their exciting Winter Yulefest Packages. 
1200 parking spots bring commuters closer to public transport
20 May 2014
1200 parking spots bring commuters closer to public transport
ABOUT 1200 former Railcorp car spaces will be released to commuters, including hundreds in Sydney’s West.

Source: The Daily Telegraph: Andrew Clennell: May 20, 2014 
Life's an Adventure....
20 May 2014
Life's an Adventure....
Life's an Adventure provide unique daily guided walks, biking and sightseeing by 4WD tours in the Blue Mountains .They are the only Blue Mountains adventure company offering hotel pickups from Sydney or guests can meet tours in the mountains.

We interviewed Mark Norek, the Company Director of Life's an Adventure, about his passion of working in the Blue Mountains... 
Historic township of Hartley is awakening from a grand slumber.
19 May 2014
Historic township of Hartley is awakening from a grand slumber.
HISTORIC Hartley has been slumbering in the bush in the shadow of the Blue Mountains for 100 years.

Source: The Daily Telegraph- Best Weekend 
Next-generation fleet of intercity trains
15 May 2014
Next-generation fleet of intercity trains
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the NSW Government will order a brand new $2.8 billion next-generation fleet of intercity trains, giving long-distance customers a more comfortable ride and for the first time making all state trains air-conditioned.

SOURCE: NSW Transport Media Release 
5 Reasons to be on BlueMountainsAustralia.com
12 May 2014
5 Reasons to be on BlueMountainsAustralia.com
BlueMountainsAustralia.com attracts over 1.5 million visitors each year.
Blue Mountains Australia’s Facebook Page now has over 155,000 fans. Generate measurable results by advertising on BlueMountainsAustralia.com. 
Blaxland most generous suburb in NSW by income.
12 May 2014
Blaxland most generous suburb in NSW by income.
According to the NAB Charitable Giving Index, Blaxland, Located in the Blue Mountains is the most generous suburb in the State.

NAB Charitable Giving Index shows donations to charity increased by 2.5 per cent in the past twelve months, and are up by more than 11 per cent since December 2010. 
National Pass. Not for the faint hearted.
9 May 2014
National Pass. Not for the faint hearted.
Beth and Joe share their Blue Mountains hiking experience, together they conqured the famous National Pass and Wentworth Falls.

Beth and Joe enjoy simple and active travel. They post about their trips, including their travels around the world in 2013-2014.

Blog: simpletravelourway
 
Five Things to do at Scenic World Blue Mountains
6 May 2014
Five Things to do at Scenic World Blue Mountains
A recount of a day at Scenic World from Wilson Ng, PlacesandFoods.com Blog. Wilson is a young father and traveller who enjoys to eat, shop, travel and taking pictures.

Source: PlacesandFoods.com Blog 
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 
Wascoe Siding
3 Feb 2014
Wascoe Siding
Wascoe Siding is Celebrating their 48th Anniversary in the Blue Mountains! 
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." 
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. 

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