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Springwood New South Wales – An Insiders Guide Springwood is a delightful town in the Lower Blue Mountains, but some of it’s treasures are a bit hidden. In fact the whole place is a bit hidden, as you have to turn off the Great Western Highway to access it and many people just drive on… Read more


A Guide to Lawson – New South Wales For a small town, Lawson in the mid Blue Mountains of NSW, has a lot going for it. Business is booming once again after a contentious road widening and redevelopment of the main shopping centre, there are some excellent bushwalks, a brilliant swimming pool, great community activities… Read more

Blue Mountains Markets

Blue Mountains Markets For both visitors and locals alike, the Blue Mountains Markets are an important part of any weekend. In this comprehensive guide we list every regular Blue Mountains Market we know of, give details of their location and timing and will be adding a short review to give you a taste of what… Read more

Braemar Gallery – Springwood

Come and see the stunning new exhibition of works by Blue Mountains artist Lynda Hyde at the Historic Braemar Gallery Springwood. Her Hard-edge Geometrical Paintings and Block Prints fill the middle room of the gallery.   This is her 3rd Solo Exhibiton in the Mountains in the last few years. More work can be seen… Read more

Blue Mountains Books

The Guide to Books in the Blue Mountains.   In this comprehensive article we cover … The Blue Mountains Bookshops, both New Books & Second hand Books Books about the Blue Mountains – Non Fiction, Guides, History, Fiction featuring the Blue Mountains Blue Mountains Writers and their books Varuna Writers Center and Blue Mountains Writers… Read more

Travel Photography

As someone who travels for both work and pleasure, I’ve been lucky enough to visit some pretty interesting places over the years. While I’m more of a “photo snapper” than a photographer I hope you enjoy some of these. The collection of photos are from around the world, we will be be adding a specific… Read more

Blue Mountains Op Shops

The Complete Guide to Blue Mountains Op Shops! Who doesn’t like a bargain? Call them what you like – Charity Shops, Thrift Shops, Op Shops or Opportunity Shops, they all provide a great service in the Blue Mountains and there are plenty to be visited. I grew up calling them Op Shops, as do most… Read more