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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 with 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 with 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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Bushwalk Australia preaches to the converted
Bad Attitudes in the Mountains, Deaths in the Mountains
By Flex / March 3, 2021

Bushwalk Australia preaches to the converted

On 24th February, I registered with the bushwalking forum, Bushwalk Australia, and proceeded to scribe and submit my first post...

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Katoomba now Australia’s Booze Capital
Village Amenity
By Flex / February 21, 2021

Katoomba now Australia’s Booze Capital

Katoomba now Australia's Booze Capital

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Sublime Chasm Exposure – club bushwalking is a feral venture beneath the eco-pass radar
Mountains Injuries
By Flex / February 8, 2021

Sublime Chasm Exposure – club bushwalking is a feral venture beneath the eco-pass radar

We are perplexed by the thrill-seeking desire of certain bushwalking clubs to promote dangerous chasm "exposure". Bushwalking is on-track bushwalking. ...

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Council entices visitors to dangerous lookout
Selfie Hedonism
By Flex / February 1, 2021

Council entices visitors to dangerous lookout

Blue Mountains Council entices visitors to dangerous Lincoln Rock lookout

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