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The Hydro in snow!
It is that time of year -- air is frigid, nights are frosty and fingers are crossed for snow. If mother nature cooperates and snow covers the Blue Mountains, you will pull out your woolies, your gloves and hats and head up our way!
The most joyous way to have fun is to spend the night -- a lovely wake-up to a snow covered village. If you need advice call on the terrific staffs at the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centres.
Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centres • Glenbrook (Gateway to the Mountains) Great Western Highway. The Glenbrook VIC is nestled in a grove of eucaplypt to the left of the Highway.
Echo Point Visitor Centre sits on the edge of the Three Sisters Lookout at Katoomba
Phone: 1300 653 408
More than 700,000 visitors passed through the doors of these centres in the past year.
We can’t fathom smiling at that many guests, but these gals and guys who staff the centres do just that and then some. Providing help to tailor a Blue Mountain experience is a big job: finding accommodation, providing complete and safe information about trekking trails, mapping out the most direct way from point a to point b.
We’ve observed the staff in action at each of these centres and they are fantastic. A major plus at the centres is the wide range of locally made products in the gift section. Indigenous products, beautiful colours – and locally produced Mtns Made branded products – there is always variety and practicality.
The weather is a constant in the Blue Mountains and ‘constantly’ changes hour by hour. A stop at the VICs can make a difference – a big one – in your experience whether for a few hours or a week or more. Armed for most any occasion or unexpected occurrence, you are ready for magnificent scenery, slowfood dining and friendly people.
Cold weather is upon us and more severe and earlier than in 128 years (so the weather people tell us), so prepare. Blackheath got a dusting of snow thie morning and Leura a short bout of sleet (6/6) Boots, cold weather gear packed and you should are ready for the Blue Mountains.
Twins in the snow!
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EVERGLADES SPONSORS A FUND RAISER, SATURDAY, 6 MAY, BUT THERE IS MORE. . . ARTY CRAFTY FUND RAISER , , , TOMORROW . . . Art, Glass, Sculpture, Photography, Tapestry, Quilts and so much more. The art & craft have been produced by Everglades wonderful volunteers.
Sales will continue from7 May to 28 May 2017 – Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm
LEURA HARVEST FESTIVAL HOURS: SUNDAY 7 MAY 9AM - 4:30PM
The Leura Harvest Festival will again join with the sustainable food and wine movement for the first weekend in May. The event was sponsored by Quidditas Creative Arts Gallery and also supported by the Slow Food Blue Mountains and Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Tourism.
This festival highlights the innovative sustainability initiatives that are deeply rooted in the Blue Mountains while offering entertaining competitions on the day - most beautiful pet chook, best jam making, a chocolate cake competition and a scarecrow competition. It's great fun and lots of scrumptious food and produce are for sale. The event is also organised by the Leura Village Association - business women and men of Leura.
Beautiful pet (and otherwise) chooks is a favourite and it is delightful to see the kids who brought them for an annual competition. We had no idea that chooks could be so varied or so beautiful.
You won't want to miss the Scarecrow competition in Birches Nursery (located in the big carpark off Megalong Street) Some terrific entries last year!
Come on out -- it's great fun and great food -- along with a wine & cider tasting.