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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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Walls Lookout mountain track

Not far from Mount Banks there is a little walking track that is not to be missed if you're in the area. Walls Lookout Walking Track. It is a few kilometers down the road from the Mount Banks track and it is about 1.2km one way. Walls Lookout…
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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…
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Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track

Note to self: When the name of the track contains the work Mount - be prepared to do some climbing. 102 floors, to be precise, according to my fitness tracking gizmo. Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track was not a walk in the…
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Mushroom picking around Sydney - the season started

I think the season for mushroom picking in NSW started. The weather was definitely helping the process. We've had rains in the last 4 days and it was very wet in the forest. This also offered some wonderful views on the way through the mountains.…
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Cheapest Sydney Harbour Cruise - Sydney to Manly ferry

If you want to cheapest Sydney Harbour cruise you don't go to a travel agent. You use your Opal card; and if you do it on a Sunday, you can make as many trips as you want and it will only cost you $2.60 for the entire day. I think that is…