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