Lilianfels Resort & Spa – Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Picking a hotel for your wedding night can be a little stressful.  We wanted somewhere that was luxurious and comfortable. Somewhere with sprawling views of the bush and sky, yet easy to get to  our wedding venue on the cliff face above the Leura Cascades. I also wanted a place where I’d never woken up with […]

The Apple Bar – Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

Do you have a secret dining spot or bar that you’re hesitant to share with the world? Or even your good friends? For me, that was the Apple Bar in Bilpin. Everyone in the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains knew about it, but the rest of Sydney was oblivious to the fact that one of […]

Ruined Castle – Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Like Ahab chasing Moby Dick, I obsessed over Ruined Castle. Each time I planned a hike to this sandstone rock formation cluster in NSW’s Blue Mountains, the gods of bushwalking looked unkindly on me and it had to be postponed. I didn’t just want to know what you could see five hours hike deep into […]