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Lightning destroys Hartley’s Lolly Bug shoppe
Mountains Weather
By Flex / January 21, 2022

Lightning destroys Hartley’s Lolly Bug shoppe

As if government lockdowns from NSW Government's abject failure in bushfire management and then Australian Government's abject failure in quarantine...

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Government pandemic handling continues in disarray as Blue Mountains tourism goes to the wall
Pandemic Killing Tourism
By Flex / January 10, 2022

Government pandemic handling continues in disarray as Blue Mountains tourism goes to the wall

Following the predictable Christmas 2021 social gatherings and subsequent New Year's Eve partying, the number of the China SARS Corona...

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Demise of Mount Victoria retail
Pandemic Killing Tourism, Village Amenity
By Flex / December 24, 2021

Demise of Mount Victoria retail

Pre-pandemic, back on Saturday 26th November 2017, Nature Trail delivered one of its hiking tours around the bush tracks of...

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Blue Mountains mayor’s perpetual track closures
Blue Mountains Tourism, Government Disconnect from Tourism, Landslips Killing Tourism, Track Closures
By Flex / November 30, 2021

Blue Mountains mayor’s perpetual track closures

Blue Mountain's Council Mayor Mark Greenhill has presided over perpetual hiking track closures since February 2020, and it's nearly two...

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Mount Solitary Misadventure by Clifftop Exposure
Deaths in the Mountains
By Flex / November 12, 2021

Mount Solitary Misadventure by Clifftop Exposure

Yet another negligent bushwalking club has lost a member to planned misadventure commonly referred to as 'Clifftop Exposure' it seems....

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Blue Mountains Tourism Dead
Blue Mountains Tourism, Pandemic Killing Tourism
By Flex / July 19, 2021

Blue Mountains Tourism Dead

As at 19th July 2021, tourism in the Blue Mountains is dead. Why? Because of the abject failure of the...

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We prefer hiking to ‘bushwalking’
Hiking
By Flex / June 24, 2021

We prefer hiking to ‘bushwalking’

At Nature Trail, we prefer hiking to bushwalking, and choose and recommend the Keen brand in hiking boots - quality...

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Bushwalking tragedy at Blue Drum Creek
Deaths in the Mountains
By Flex / June 19, 2021

Bushwalking tragedy at Blue Drum Creek

Yes, this is a cliff face and there is no track up or down it.  Access should be wisely left...

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Blue Mountains Council’s ‘love local’ hypocrisy towards local businesses
Government Disconnect from Tourism, Love Local
By Flex / May 30, 2021

Blue Mountains Council’s ‘love local’ hypocrisy towards local businesses

The disconnect between government and local small business is stark, perhaps most tangibly in the Blue Mountains between Council and...

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Politicians give false hope of stimulus to Blue Mountains tourism industry
Government Disconnect from Tourism
By Flex / April 29, 2021

Politicians give false hope of stimulus to Blue Mountains tourism industry

Locals be wary of politicians doing the rounds spruiking empathy for struggling business owners, garnering ideas to help, offering empty...

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