This blog illustrates day walks and trips in
the Blue Mountains, Sydney and the nearby areas that we have visited. Most were accessed using public transport.

Apr 1, 2014

Rose Bay

I stopped off at the Point Piper side of Rose Bay, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, on my way to Parsley Bay.


(above) It was beautiful weather, but as it was a week day, it was quite on the promenade next to New South Head Road.

Rose Bay Park

Looking east across Rose Bay

To get to Rose Bay I caught a bus from Edgecliff Station.  (route 324 or325). Ferries also run from  Circular Quay.                   Area Map
                       

Feb 28, 2014

Birdwood Gully - Springwood





This attractive short walk can be found not far from Springwood railway station. Whilst the track was still quite rough in places, sections had been upgraded since our last visit.
 
 

The circular walk can be accessed from two spots on Bednal Rd, and also from Boland Ave, and follows Springwood and Birdwood Gully Creeks. There is also a side track further along Springwood Creek, which we didn't explore.  

     Location map 

On a previous visit our walk leaders combined this walk with a look at the blue gums in Deanel Forest Reserve 





Birdwood Gully has a Bushcare group




Feb 7, 2014

The Paragon Cafe - Katoomba


 The heritage-listed 1916 Paragon is one of the best known Art Deco restaurants and function rooms in New South Wales. The Paragon Cafe is in Katoomba Street, not far from the railway station. A meal, or coffee and some of their handmade chocolates are often part of our Katoomba visit.


'Taking its present form between 1925 and 1936, it reflects the flair and taste of a Greek immigrant family with a wide experience in catering, and the need for a high-class tea-room, sundae parlour, confectionery and ballroom in inter-war Katoomba for locals and for visitors'. NSW Heritage