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Blue Mountains Tourist : Autumn 2009
AND DO www.bluemountainsattractions.com.au Attractions Trains, Planes & Automobiles • One of Mt Victoria’s best kept secrets —a cornucopia of mechanical toys • Even if you’re not intending to buy – come for a visit and be transported back in time • The range of mechanical toys – old and new – includes Hornby Clock- work and electric trains in O-gauge and Dublo, as well as Triang, Marklin and more • Discover Minic, Dinky and Matchbox cars as well as some rarer models • Open: 10am-5pm 7 days • Address: 86 Great Western Highway, Mt Victoria • Phone: 4787 1590 • www.antiquetoys.com.au Selwood Science & Puzzles Hazelbrook • Largest range in the Blue Mountains • Perfect place to find a special gift that will amaze and be remembered • Explore the puzzle room packed with jigsaws, 3D jigsaws, wood, metal, educational & even executive puzzles • Discover the bookshop which is full of science and puzzle books • The science lab has science kits and toys including dinosaur, electricity and electronics • Free admission • Open: Thurs-Mon 9am-5pm • Address: 41 Railway Parade, Hazelbrook • Phone: (02) 4758 6235 • www.selwoodscience.com.au Mt Tomah Cold Climate Botanic Garden • Flowers as far as you can see • Mt Tomah sits at 1000m above sea level and is a basalt caped peak • Experience picturesque views across the valleys and ranges of the northern Blue Mountains • Home to over 5000 species of plants from the cooler parts of the world • Award winning restaurant • Shop for garden inspired gifts • Open: Daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) • Address: Bells Line of Road near Bilpin • Phone: (02) 4567 2154 • Web: www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au The Zig Zag Railway • Spectacular & Historic Railway • Built between 1866 and 1869, and was regarded as an engineering wonder of the Victorian age • The track passes through two tunnels and over three magnificent sandstone viaducts with striking views over the surrounding countryside • Steam Trains • Diesels • School Groups • Specials • Trains run daily (except Christmas Day) at 11am, 1pm, 3pm from Clarence Station • Phone: (02) 6355 2955 • www.zigzagrailway.com.au HANDS-ON FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY Just over the bridge at Hazelbrook Station... FREE ADMISSION — FREE PARKING • Enormous range of toys and puzzles starting from $5.00 • Science and engineering kits • 300+ Book titles specialising in Science and Puzzles. FANTASTIC GIFT IDEAS! www.SelwoodScience.com.au • Hands-on displays for all ages • Hologram display • ALSO School Holiday Workshops including Science Magic, Electronics, Slime Making and Chemistry for infants and primary children. OPEN 9am-5pm Thurs-Mon/10am-4.30pm weekends and public holidays. Open every day during the Summer school holidays except Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Days. Phone 02 4758 6235 5 Fax 02 4758 6150 41 Railway Parade HAZELBROOK autumn 2009 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 11