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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2008-09
Welcome to Summer in the Blue Mountains! Photograph courtesy Blue Mountains Tourism features 4 DISTRIBUTION: 50,000 quarterly EDITOR, ADVERTISING AND DISTRIBUTION ENQUIRIES Rob Weaver Phone (02) 4780 0225 Fax (02) 4782 5675 firstname.lastname@example.org GRAPHIC DESIGN Michael Bull www.bullartistry.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY Bernard Fanning, Rob Weaver and Blue Mountains Tourism CONTRIBUTORS Rob Weaver, Paul Innes, Philip Hammon, Elizabeth Evatt, Slow Food Blue Mountains COVER PHOTOGRAPH Bernard Fanning PUBLISHER Hammon’s Holdings Pty Ltd ABN 38 000 600 475 PO Box 1042, Katoomba NSW 2780 Phone (02) 4780 0200 PRINTING Torch Publishing Company Pty Ltd 47 Allingham Street, Condell Park All material contained in Blue Mountains Tourist Newspaper is copyright. No warranty is given by the publisher as to the accuracy of this information and it is subject to change without notice. 6 7 Katoomba’s mystery tunnels A local historian traces the history of Katoomba’s fabled ‘underground’. Refresh your spirit Summer at Mount Tomah Botanic Garden Bygone Beautys Antiques, jewellery and ... teapots! 14 An artist with fire Inspiring metalwork and woodfired pizza at Talisman Gallery 18 The best hotel brasserie in NSW ...and it’s here in the Blue Mountains! 23 Gastro trekking the Blue Mountains Gastronomic delights based on fresh produce 29 Help from above The Scenic Railway and Scenic Cableway are a welcome lift for Police Rescue 30 A new centre for the arts Nolan on Lovell Gallery opens in Katoomba visitor information 10 Blue Mountains Attractions Guide 20 Blue Mountains Touring Map 22 The Gourmet Guide 28 Bushwalking Guide 33 Katoomba & Leura Map 35 Scenic World Map 36 What’s on in Summer? 39 How to get to the Blue Mountains summer 2008/9 14 7 6 4 30 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 3