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Get Thrifty! The Best Op Shops in the Blue Mountains

Written by Lindsay Cockburn, published on 22 July 2016

Thrift shopping is so much fun! Whether you are a vintage lover, looking for something different or just shopping for a cheap find, thrift stores provide plenty of good buys... and it’s not just limited to clothing! Deck out your house with some vintage furnishings and appliances or find some

Top BBQ Spots in the Blue Mountains

Written by Tanith Chippendale, published on 22 July 2016

Nothing compares to a scrumptious barbecue with your loved ones on a beautiful day. Why not enjoy a true blue Aussie barbie in the Blue Mountains? It has some of the most amazing outdoor spots in Australia with its panoramic views and majestic wildlife.

Best Cosy Pubs in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 06 June 2016

After a day of exploring the Blue Mountains you may find yourself feeling a little cold. Retreating to a cosy pub is the best way to rejuvenate and warm yourself up. Whether you’re after a meal, a drink or just a place to relax, we have you covered. THE CARRINGTON HOTEL (Katoomba)With such a

Top Pizza Joints in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 17 May 2016

Pizza is an easy crowd pleaser. From the meat-lovers to the vegetarians, pizza caters for many different tastes. Whether you love a multitude of toppings or you just like plain cheese, pizza is the comfort food that will please even the pickiest eater. Here are our favourite pizza joints in the

Give Back in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 11 May 2016

Giving back to the community is always rewarding, whether you’re teaching children, walking your neighbourhood’s furry friends or handing out hot soup to brighten the day of someone around you! There are so many ways to volunteer within your area and we’ve put together a list of our suggestions

The Best High Teas in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 21 April 2016

Whether you are after the full high tea experience, or just a cup of tea to start your day, The Blue Mountains has you covered! Explore the range of tea houses, hotels and little cafes on your next visit. Here are some of the best places to check out. BYGONE BEAUTYS TREASURED TEAPOT MUSEUM &

Best Coffee in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 20 April 2016

All caffeine addicts know that it is vital to start the day with a hot cup of coffee – it is a serious mood changer! Coffee wakes us up and most of us feel like we can’t function without it. There is nothing worse than skipping a coffee or more heartbreaking than drinking a terrible one. But do not

Staycation: Holiday in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 11 April 2016

Tired of your weekend ritual? You don’t have to wait for your four weeks of annual leave to roll around before embarking on an adventure. Why not make the most of your weekend and head deep into the heart of the Blue Mountains. It’s time to start planning your next staycation with the help of our

Best Sandwiches in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 07 April 2016

Looking for a good old fashioned sandwich but don’t know where to go? Here are some unique places to devour the best sandwiches the Blue Mountains has to offer! Wattle Café (Blackheath)If bang for your buck is important to you, head to the Wattle Café in Blackheath for a hearty lunch. Favourites

Top School Holiday Events in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 06 April 2016

Prepare your kids for weeks of holiday fun with our top events this coming April school holidays! Come face to face with nature while the weather is still forgiving and explore a magical world of the past and become more aware of the cultures that surround you. Be proud of your suburb. Share

Best Burgers in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 29 March 2016

Burgers with a side of chips always seem to hit the spot when you are craving something hearty, comforting and delicious. Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of restaurants and joints in the area which offer some great burgers for you to tuck into and satisfy your stomach. Whether you are after

Get Your Chocolate Fix in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 16 March 2016

Whether you enjoy a block of chocolate, a slice of chocolate cake, or a chocolate flavoured drink, you are sure to find it in the Blue Mountains. From gourmet chocolate shops, to cafés, to ice creameries, it’s time to indulge! JOSOPHAN’S FINE CHOCOLATES (LEURA)Josophan’s strives to use fresh,

Best Walking Trails in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 11 March 2016

When you’re living or working in the concrete jungle, it’s difficult to remember that we live in an incredibly vast land with an abundance of beautiful scenery that can invoke a multitude of emotions. The Blue Mountains is host to incredible views of forestry, wild animals, unique rock formations

Best breakfast spots in the Blue Mountains

Written by Victoria Ticha, published on 08 March 2016

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a slice of burnt toast or soggy bowl of corn flakes just won’t cut it, and why should it? Reach for the height of your brekkie ambitions with our top ten picks for breakfast in the Blue Mountains.

Best Dog Parks in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 23 February 2016

Going for a walk with your four legged friend surrounded by lush green landscapes and fresh breeze can be an instant mood booster and a fun and free way to fit in some simple exercise. We have compiled a list of dog friendly parks in the area so you and your furry creature can have a fun day out

Cheap Eats in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 23 February 2016

From award winning pies to French-inspired cafes and funky hippie vibes, The Blue Mountains will cater to your food cravings with its exciting mix of exotic and home grown cuisine. And the best part? It won’t cost you an arm and a leg! Feast your eyes on our top picks for cheap eats in the Blue

Valentine’s Day in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 25 January 2016

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year soaking up the fresh, crisp, love in the air in the Blue Mountains. Experience the majesty and beauty of nature, the spectacular views, and look out for native wildlife in the area. The Blue Mountains has many romantic spots for you to spend quality time with

Best Chinese Restaurants in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 19 January 2016

Just when you thought the New Year celebrations were over, it’s time to get back into it with Chinese New Year! 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, influenced by the cheeky primate, this year is a perfect time to take risks and to benefit from seeing through an uncertain situation. The Chinese ring in

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Spots in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 15 January 2016

Whether you choose not to eat meat or aren’t able to due to dietary restrictions, finding decent vegetarian and vegan food is hard to come by. And there’s only so much salad and pasta that one can eat! We’ve found the best vegetarian and vegan exclusive restaurants in the Blue Mountains, along with

Community Gardening in the Blue Mountains

Written by Editor, published on 12 January 2016

Community gardens are a fantastic way to not only grow your own fresh produce, but for the residents of an area to become a true community. Really get to know your neighbours as you get your hands dirty with a purpose at these community gardens in the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountains Organic

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