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Blue Mountains Tourist : Autumn 2011
Welcome to Autumn in the Blue Mountains! features 4 Autumn in the Mountains Autumn is a perfect time to visit the Blue Mountains -- and not just for the colours, as beautiful as they can be 5 Blue Mountains iPhone app Anyone planning a trip to the Blue Mountains region can now get much of the information they need on their Apple iPhone 7 A Grand Garden Adventure A wonderful garden is emerging from the hills of Oberon 12 All aboard -- the Blue Mountains luxury train! Just about everybody loves the idea of luxury train travel, rocking gently through the countryside in a plush dining car, eating great food and drinking fine wine... 18 Folk, Roots, Blues & Mountains Majesty! There's a stellar line-up this year's Blue Mountains Music Festival in Katoomba 24 More Lithgow heavy metal Ironfest, one of the most popular annual cultural events in the Blue Mountains region, is coming to Lithgow again 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 Autumn? 39 How to get to the Blue Mountains DISTRIBUTION: 50,000 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 BMLOT, Rob Weaver, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, Jenolan Caves, Penrith Valley Tourism, Blue Mountains City Library, Mayfield Garden, Lithgow Tourism, John Wilson CONTRIBUTORS Rob Weaver, Jennifer Puckeridge, Lorette Seckold, Melissa Humphrey, Paul Innes, Elizabeth Evatt, Peter Lang, Karyn Taylor, Anne Elliott and Slow Food Blue Mountains, iVent Services COVER PHOTOGRAPHS Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah 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. 4 5 7 18 24 autumn 2011 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 3 Photo: Tourism New South Wales