Archive | January, 2013

Hunting down Hunter Valley

31 Jan

Piggletino never fails to visit the wineries! This time it’s the wine region Hunter Valley!

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You know when you’re in the Hunter Valley when you see a huge bottle of wine like this…

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Back to the City!

29 Jan

Time to leave the Blue Mountains and drive back to the City…

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To check out the beautiful night-view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge…

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and the Sydney Opera House…

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Another adventure another day!

The Blue Mountains: Cafe Bon Ton & the Scenic World

26 Jan

Not too far from Piggletino’s accommodation, a pleasant European-style Cafe Bon Ton sits in the heart of Leura Village. It was most welcoming for Piggletino when he saw the log fireplace and some wonderful coffee!

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Feeling guilty for the indulgence, Piggletino decided to track up the Blue Mountains to discover the Scenic World at Katoomba. There was a good variety of options for the round trip back and forth – you could take the Cableway, Skyway, Railway and/or Walkway! Piggletino recommends doing all if you have time – the Railway was a super-dash down the steepest  incline railway in the world, and the Skyway gave a virtual “walk on air” feel as the glass floor opens above the valley! Definite must-dos as you look out for the Three Sisters!

With so much to see – ranging from the Katoomba Falls to the Miner’s Hut, Piggletino was sure to take lots of water with him! You should too, if you’re planning a visit!

For more information on Cafe Bon Ton, click here; and for the Blue Mountains Scenic World, click here.

Blue Mountains: Leura Village

22 Jan

Leura Village – a quaint little neighbourhood, akin to a peaceful garden, set in the Blue Mountains. Piggletino checked into the Fairmont Resort, luxurious and comfortable, with a spectacular golf course nearby. Piggletino086

After a good rest, Piggletino stopped by the Toy & Railway Museum located within Leuralla mansion at the end of Olympian Parade. There were lots of teddy bears and toy soldiers in the museum but what was most interesting was the outdoor toy railways! Now Piggletino would love to explore the tracks, only these were too tiny for him!

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West Sydney: Jenolan Caves

19 Jan

Piggletino took a trip to one of the oldest tourist attractions – the Jenolan Caves, situated at the edge of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. After some consideration amongst the 9 show caves, and decided to enter the Temple of Baal cave! The Temple of Baal cave has two chambers and carries with it intriguing stories that the guide will share along the 1.5hour trip. Interesting names to note would be the “Dragon’s Throat” and the impressive 9-metre “Angel’s Wing” shawl in the cave!

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Beware, Baal is looking…

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Do check out the other tours there too! More info here: http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/

Arriving in Sydney

15 Jan

Piggletino visits Sydney with a fully-packed itinerary! Stay tuned!

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