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Blue Mountains Tourist : Autumn 2011
Attractions AND DOwww.bluemountainsattractions.com.au Trains, Planes & Automobiles Selwood Science & Puzzles Hazelbrook The Zig Zag Railway Mt Tomah Cold Climate Botanic Garden • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 Turn under the railway line at Hazelbrook, turn left, then 400m to 41 Railway Pde. 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 School Holidays except Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days. Phone 02 4758 6235 Fax 02 4758 6150 41 Railway Parade HAZELBROOK autumn 2011 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 11