Category Archives: Blue Mountains

Parramatta, NSW. Riding the Rails of Yesteryear

Ye Olde Steam Tramway After my recent trip on the Southern Aurora, I wondered why I have such a fascination with trains. Beyond the fact that they are such marvellous examples of human ingenuity, trains are a tangible link to … Continue reading

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Katoomba, NSW. Lacklustre Lilianfels **2stars

Great Expectations. Sadly Disappointed. Finally went horse riding for the first time ever. Didn’t fall off & enjoyed the trail ride in the Blue Mountains. It was only an hour but it still left you rather sore and tender. To … Continue reading

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Leura, NSW. Flowerpot Scones ***3 Stars.

What: Wayzgoose Cafe Where: 174 Leura Mall, Leura, NSW   Ph: 4784 1973 When: 7 days Web: www.wayzgoosecafe.com.au Value: Excellent      Cost: Flower Pot Scone $5.50 with plenty jam & cream.   Quaint but Crusty & Chewy Have often looked … Continue reading

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Katoomba, NSW. Explorers’ Tree Follow Up…

Blue Mountains Library Clarifies… Impressed by the common sense approach of John Low, the Local Studies Librarian at Blue Mountains City Library in an article on the Explorers’ Tree. He concludes with: What are we to make of the considerable variation in detail that … Continue reading

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Katoomba, NSW. The Saga of the Explorer’s Tree continues…

Australia’s Original Blarney Stone (Tree)!  Fact or Fiction? Does it matter? Seemed such a simple story but it isn’t. Apparently, it is questionable whether the tree was ever marked in 1813 by the explorer’s Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. Quite innocently, just looking … Continue reading

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Explorers Tree, Katoomba. Well & Truly Past it’s Prime!

An Explorers’ Tree in a Cage. What a great photo! Don’t you love those hats! By about 1900 the Tree was  lopped. This photo from Blue Mountains Library Local Studies Collection says: First recorded use of the term Surveyors Tree; Star … Continue reading

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Medlow Bath, NSW. The Hydro Majestic Waits Patiently……..

The Iconic Vision Continues???? The Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath was once the crowning glory of the Blue Mountains but now it lies patiently waiting for a new lease of life. Perched on the top of the escarpment with … Continue reading

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