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  The Hydro in snow!


It is that time of year -- air is frigid, nights are frosty and fingers are crossed for snow. If mother nature cooperates and snow covers the Blue Mountains, you will pull out your woolies, your gloves and hats and head up our way!

The most joyous way to have fun is to spend the night  --  a lovely wake-up to a snow covered village. If you need advice call on the terrific staffs at the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centres.



Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centres • Glenbrook (Gateway to the Mountains) Great Western Highway. The Glenbrook VIC is nestled in a grove of eucaplypt to the left of the Highway.




Echo Point Visitor Centre sits on the edge of the Three Sisters Lookout at Katoomba



Phone: 1300 653 408

More than 700,000 visitors passed through the doors of these centres in the past year.

We can’t fathom smiling at that many guests, but these gals and guys who staff the centres do just that and then some. Providing help to tailor a Blue Mountain experience is a big job: finding accommodation, providing complete and safe information about trekking trails, mapping out the most direct way from point a to point b.





We’ve observed the staff in action at each of these centres and they are fantastic. A major plus at the centres is the wide range of locally made products in the gift section. Indigenous products, beautiful colours – and locally produced Mtns Made branded products – there is always variety and practicality.


The weather is a constant in the Blue Mountains and ‘constantly’ changes hour by hour. A stop at the VICs can make a difference – a big one – in your experience whether for a few hours or a week or more. Armed for most any occasion or unexpected occurrence, you are ready for magnificent scenery, slowfood dining and friendly people.




Cold weather is upon us and more severe and earlier than in 128 years (so the weather people tell us), so prepare. Blackheath got a dusting of snow thie morning  and Leura a short bout of sleet (6/6) Boots, cold weather gear packed and you should are ready for the Blue Mountains.

 Twins in the snow!

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