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Blue Mountains Tourist : Spring 2010
September Music in the Caves -- Every Month. Gypsy Music, Cello to Tango and a enchanted variety of music from Russia, Romania, Hungary, Spain & Latin America at Jenolan Caves P: 1300 76 3311 www.jenolancaves.org.au Family Adventure Quest at Mount Tomah All Spring -- Discover the garden in spring on this education adventure for every family. Self-guided activity takes about an hour to complete Oberon Daffodil Festival of Spring Gardens All Spring -- Tickets and Open Garden Programme from the Oberon Information Centre on 02 6336 0666. All money raised goes to charity. 'Nurturing Our Woman' a Blue Mountains Wellness Workshop Saturday 4 September & Sat 6 November -- Discover ways to increase vitality, reduce stress, boost the immune system and balance body, mind and heart. Discover this with seasonal cooking, nutrition, meditation and Qi-Gong. Bookings & enquiries P: Marcea 0410 511 682 Meet the Maker -- Wine Tasting in the Valley Sunday 6 September, 3 October & 7 November. Sample some of the finest wines at Adam's Shed hosted by a local winemaker. Great Western Highway, Hartley P: 6355 2096 Wizards Express at Zig Zag Railway Saturday 11 September-- Harry Potter themed two hours of magical fun, laughter and train ride that leaves platform 9 3/4 at Clarence Station. P: 6355 2955 W: www.zigzagrailway.com.au Wizards School of Magic Saturday 11 September -- Mt Tomah Gardens - Aspiring wizards make their own hat and join in the magical fun, $15. Two sessions P:4567 2154 W: www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au Tribute to Dusty Springfield & the Swinging 60's at The Carrington Saturday 11 September -- RSPCA fundraising event starring Maureen Elkner and Matt French from Animal Rescue. Show 8pm, entertainment and canapés $80 P: 0437 971 636 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Daffodils at Rydal 11-12 September & 18-19 September -- Enjoy a weekend of country rural gardens, heritage village scenes & a variety of entertainment. Properties Chapel House, Karingal, Pendari & Bark Ridge plus others. Funds raised from the garden entry are donated to charity, Lithgow United Care -- Railway garden for snack & lunch. P: 6359 3237 W: email@example.com www.rydal.com.au Spring Haiku Hiking Saturday 18 September -- A day of learning how to write haiku, a Japanese form of short nature poem with Diana Levy. Includes a short hike to discuss, edit and share your work. P: 4751 3935 BANC , Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath 10 am -- 4 pm www.dianajumpsintohaiku.blogspot.com Sunday Groove in Glenbrook Park Sunday 19 September -- Musical entertainment for all to enjoy between 12:30 pm-3:30 pm. Grand & Glorious Harmonies Saturday 25 September -- Sydney Chamber Choir & New Holland Brass will be performing at St Finbars Church with Graham Abbott as conductor. The wonderful combination of vocal and brass sounds makes for an uplifting musical experience with immediate audience appeal. P:1800 98 44 60 W: www.bmconcerts.com Mount Tomah Botanic Garden -- Wild About Waratahs Festival Saturday 25 September - 10 October -- All about Waratahs including a state-wide blooms competition, displays, advice, guided walk andopenday.10am-4pmP:45673000 The Capertee Challenge Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 September A Mountain Bike challenge set on a course where the rider who completes the challenge in the shortest period is the cup winner. Charity event. www.capertee-challenge.com Day Out with Thomas at Zig Zag Railway Saturday 25 - Tuesday 28 September -- Train Ride & Carnival Experience, Clarence Station. P: 6355 2955 www.zigzagrailway.com.au October Blue Mountains Concert Society Performances Saturday 2 October & Saturday 13 November -- Springwood Civic Centre. Guest artists include Jane Rutter & Simon Tedeschi, Nadia Piave & John Martin P: 1800 98 44 60 www.bmconcerts.com Leura Gardens Festival Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 October-- Famous for their magnificent displays of springtime colour and beauty, attracting visitors from Australia & overseas. 9.30 -- 4.30, $20.00 multiple entry of all gardens & $5.00 for single garden entry P: 0431 095 279 www.leuragardensfestival.com.au Leura Village Fair Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 October -- Leura Village mall comes alive with the annual celebration of Spring with 120 stalls displaying crafts and retail items and local produce. 8.30am -- 5.00pm Portland Annual Spring Fair and Clown Convention Saturday 16 October, 10am-4pm. Saville Park and Wolgan Street, Portland. Professional clowns, free magic shows, Clown competition. Prizes, food, face painting. More surprises to be added on the day. For more information contact Rosy Ward (02) 6355 5750. Sunday Groove in Glenbrook Park Sunday 17 October -- Musical entertainment for all to enjoy between 12:30 pm-3:30 pm. Mayfield Gardens Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 October -- One of the largest privately owned cool climate gardens in the world. It is nestled within a 5000 acre working farm near Oberon in the Central West Tablelands of NSW P: 02 6329 8210 Falls Art Festival Friday 22 - Sun 24 October -- Wentworth Falls Public School, Falls Rd. An amazing variety of quality art, craft and contemporary design pieces will be available to suit all. Opening night is a ticketed event held on Friday 22nd at 7.30 -- 10pm, Sat 9am-5pm & Sun til 4pm. www.fallsartfest.org.au Footbeat Festival Saturday 30-31 October -- Wentworth Falls TAFE grounds -- The usual activities & entertainment while highlighting environmental awareness issues. www.footbeatfestival.com.au Lithgow Quota Craft Fair Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 October -- Union Theatre, Lithgow. Craft fair features embroidery, crochet, decorative & artworks. Whatever your craft passion, indulge it at the fair! P: 6351 3626 Breenhold Gardens Annual Springfest Concert Sunday 24 October -- Mt Wilson. Bring a picnic & relax to the music. 12.30pm Tickets at gate. P: 9968 1232 www.breenhold.com.au Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Carrington Hotel Saturday 30 October -- Authentic German Cuisine, Original Lowenbrau Beer, Children's Games & Live German Ompapa Band. A family day full of fun. 11am - 9pm P: 4782 1111 what's on in Spring? art antiques festivals food markets music and more! Call 1300 76 02 76 or visit www.tourism.lithgow.com *Conditions apply. Price valid until 31/12/2010. Contact us for Adult and Concession prices and more info. Transport between attractions is available. * Family Pass $125* Romantic Historic Retreat Circa 1880 Spacious rooms, private en-suites, balconies and magnificent views. Built on Leura's highest point and surrounded by English gardens, Leura House is located close to all the famous tourist attractions and is only metres to Leura Village! A cosy 3 bedroom cottage that sleeps 6 is also available. Ph: (02) 4784 2035 7 Britain Street, Leura www.leurahouse.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org 4 Star Deluxe B&B Accommodation spring 2010 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 37