A locals guide to the Blue Mountains

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Nic Ford

A locals guide to the Blue Mountains

The best day trip from Sydney. Follow this guide to discover the side of the Blue Mountains only the locals know about. All the best spots, hikes and local food.

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Pierces Pass Picnic Area
Nic:Just a twenty minute walk from the road, you will have the best views of the Blue Mountains, and there will be no tourists around!
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Pie in the Sky Roadhouse
Nic:You have to try their apple pie with ice cream!
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Dam Cliffs
Nic:Great place in the Blue Mountains for a swim
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Tutti Fruitti at Bilpin
Nic:Best fruit shakes, don'e leave without one!
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Bellbird Lookout
Nic:Spy on Sydney from a distance on your way back to the big smoke
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Bilpin Cider
Nic:Try some of the locally made cider
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Bilpin Springs Orchard
Nic:Pick your own apples in a local orchard
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Mount Wilson South Trail
Nic:Follow the signs on this trail and you'll find yourself in an amazing valley, be careful not to get lost!
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Lochiel House
Nic:Stop here on your way back to the city for some amazing gnocchi
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  1. Pierces Pass Picnic Area
  2. Pie in the Sky Roadhouse
  3. Dam Cliffs
  4. Tutti Fruitti at Bilpin
  5. Bellbird Lookout
  6. Bilpin Cider
  7. Bilpin Springs Orchard
  8. Mount Wilson South Trail
  9. Lochiel House
  10. Bilpin Country Lodge

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