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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2010-2011
Welcome to Summer in the Blue Mountains! features 4 A Mountain Summer Any season is a good season in the mountains, but Summer up here is special... 8 Experience Summer in Penrith Valley Penrith Whitewater Stadium and the newly reopened Cables Wake Park are exciting options for a sizzling Summer 12 Dreamtime Walkabout Experience aspects of original Darug life with Evan Yanna Maru 16 Jamming in the Mountains The spirit of Hawaii is alive and well in the Blue Mountains Ukulele Group 23 Rebirth of a Mountain Icon One of the most famous and historic hotels in the Blue Mountains, the Hydro Majestic at Medlow Bath, is soon to be re-born in what will be a significant boost for regional tourism 28 The Blue Gum Forest Just over 80 years ago, a remarkable event took place in a pocket of bushland deep within the Grose Valley... visitor information 10 Blue Mountains Attractions Guide 20 Blue Mountains Touring Map 22 The Gourmet Guide 33 Katoomba & Leura Map 35 Scenic World Map 36 What's on in Spring? 39 How to get to the Blue Mountains DISTRIBUTION: 60,000 copies 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 Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Tourism, Rob Weaver, Evan Yanna Muru, Mount Tomah Botanic Garden, Jenolan Caves, Penrith Valley Tourism, Colong Foundation Archives, Henry Gold, Alan Rigby Collection CONTRIBUTORS Rob Weaver, Melissa Humphrey, Amanda Diaz, Lorette Seckold, Jennifer Puckeridge, Elizabeth Evatt, Anne Elliott and Slow Food Blue Mountains MAIN COVER PHOTOGRAPH Courtesy of Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Tourism, taken on Blue Mountains Walkabout Experience 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 The Blue Mountains Tourist Newspaper exists to promote tourism in our region. We welcome stories, essays, photographs and artwork depicting the Blue Mountains, its residents, lifestyle and attractions. All contributions must include proof of copyright. If you have something you would like to submit, please contact the Editor. 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. 8 12 16 23 28 summer 2010-11 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 3