National Cherry Festival - Young
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National Cherry Festival - Young - 2018

The cherry season in Australia lasts usually from the middle of November until the end of December. The epicenter of the Australian cherry growing area is Young, NSW. And the most important day in Young's calendar is the Annual National Cherry…
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Cherry Picking in Young NSW

For someone who likes cherries more than any other fruit, it took me a long time to visit the mecca of cherry-picking - Young in NSW. It is a bit of a drive from Sydney; about 4 hours, but this time we combined the trip with a visit to a beach…
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Hiking in Morton National Park - Mount Bushwalker

This trip was a little bit longer than usual. Our longest trips so far were to the Blue Mountains, which is about 100km away from Sydney. Morton National Park - the Mout Bushwalker trail was more than 200km away. The road was really easy…
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Blue Mountains - Hiking to Lockley's Pylon

I wasn't too keen on driving on another dirt road. I felt sorry for my car. However, to get to the Lockley's Pylon in the Blue Mountains, it's the only way. I would not attempt that drive in the wet as the road gets quite steep at times and…
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Blue Mountains - Hanging Rock - Baltzer Lookout

It's not the hanging rock from the movie. This Hanging Rock and the Baltzer Lookout are in the Blue Mountains, so it's not that remote, and only a short hike away from civilisation. Blackheath, to be precise. It is still about 120km from Sydney,…
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Mount Banks Hike

I must have driven past this trail dozens of times. Mount Banks is only a few minutes away from Mount Wilson, where we go almost every year to enjoy the Autumn colors. The drive is easy and it took about 90 minutes to get there. We parked…
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Carrington Falls and Missingham Lookout Trail

This place is about 130km from Sydney. Again, very easy drive all the way, with parking right at the start of the Missingham Lookout trail. It's also about 100m from the Carrington Falls. This is a very easy track, almost no hills, and no…
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Ahearn Lookout over Nattai River Valley

Nattai National Park is located about 100 km South West of Sydney. Near the town of Mittagong. The drive to the park was pretty easy, mostly freeway. The last 5 km was via a dirt road, but the road is well maintained and we had no issue with…
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Mermaid Pools - Tahmoor

I'm starting to enjoy the walking. I didn't think I would; it always seemed to me a bit mundane. I guess, walking around a block a few times would be mundane, but add a great location and suddenly the walks make sense. That is what I felt at…