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For a gentle adventure, head into
Megalong Valley for a trail ride through
the Aussie bush. You can meet the Three
Sisters, a personality plus trio of
magnificent sandstone; perhaps take a
ride on a Harley Davidson with the wind
in your hair; see masses of brilliant
rhododendrons; poke around historic
towns such as Hartley or cruise the
cosmopolitan cafes and boutiques of
Leura; take the time to explore the
magnificent and ancient Jenolan Caves --
vast cathedrals of limestone stalagmites
and stalactites -- now which goes up and
which comes down? Be charmed by
Yester Grange, an elegant Victorian
House set in a large garden that has
sweeping views. (Hang around long
enough to have a Devonshire Tea --
Stay and play
Accommodation in the Blue Mountains
has something for everyone -- cozy,
opulent, olde worlde, family-style, eco-
lodges, B&Bs. The following lesbian-
friendly establishments have Yulefest
packages to suit every taste and budget.
Allendale Cottages lounge in the spa
with your lover looking out at the
snowflakes. Cuddle by the fireplace.
Anything more romantic?
Bower Cottage Simply elegant
accommodation at Blackheath only $550
for 5 nights midweek. Double spa, fire,
candles, wine, Lindt chocolates and
flowers await. www.bowercottage.com.au
Balmoral Guest House The oldest guest
house in the Mountains (c.1876), has true
ambience, ghosts and all
Harrow Cottages Private, romantic
studio style cottages. Warm cosy getaway.
Recharge without being overcharged
Kanimbla View Clifftop retreat
Mountain Jewel B&B. Panorama,
privacy, peace and perfection! 3 spa
suites or self-contained cottage with
Madison's Mountain Retreat Kurrajong
Heights. Spacious self-contained cottages
with log fire, TV and breakfast hamper.
Farm animals, tennis court, BBQ, games
Mt Haven Retreat Country charm in a
tranquil area, relax, unwind and enjoy the
abundant bird and wildlife.
Parklands Blackheath you don't have
to dress for breakfast. It is delivered to
your room each morning.
Windradyne Boutique B&B, Echo Point
Katoomba. See the Mountains from the
comfort of your room.
for more information or call 1300 653
408 for bookings and information.
Your Hosts Betty & Warwick Reynolds
Tel: 02 4751 9270 Fax: 02 4751 1186
51 Summer Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.bluemts.com.au/jewel
In the Beautiful World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains
June Long Weekend Events
Bent Art Exhibition of amateur
gay/lesbian/queer artists. Opening
night Friday (6-9pm) with drinks,
nibbles, people's choice awards
and art for sale. Saturday
afternoon free wine tasting at
Katoomba Wines then annual
Three Sisters Social Club dance
at Blackheath. The exhibition is at
the Katoomba Civic Centre (down
the hill from the Carrington Hotel)
and is open Sat, Sun & Mon
10am-4pm. For further details
contact Anne on (02) 4782 7589.
Winter Ball Peppers Fairmont
Resort will be transformed for
Magic of the Orient. June 12,
tickets $85 (Groups $76.50) 3-
course meal included, BYO wine.
Book now on (02) 8230 0889.
Photos courtesy Tourism NSW
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