Category Archives: NSW – Blue Mountains


R & R at Chateau de Hutcho

After stopping at the Botanical Gardens we made our way to a friend’s place at East Kurrajong. On the way we were somewhat bemused by the strange speed limit on the curiously named  Bells Line […]

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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is located 1000m above sea level at Mount Tomah. It began as a private cut flower farm in 1935 and was donated to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in 1970. […]

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NSW Blue Mountains – Hartley Historic Village

Hartley Village is not far out of Lithgow on the road to Katoomba. Like Hill End, it is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife services who are doing a great job looking after this […]

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NSW Blue Mountains – Katoomba

I had fond memories of a visit to Katoomba in about 1984 – it was my first “backpacker” outing on the way back from an interview at Hawkesbury Ag College for acceptance in the Horse […]

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NSW Blue Mountains – Lithgow

Lithgow We had a couple of days up our sleeve so we stopped at Lithgow to have a look around and take a day trip to Katoomba. Lithgow is also quite an old town but […]

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