Blue Mtn Excursion

Jan 29th, 2004, 04:18 PM
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So the town was closed was it Neil. How dare they.

What a shame the people of that little town missed out on meeting a dynamic wizard such as your self.

What a difference you would have made to their sad little lives.

You would have been able to shout out to them !!!!
open every thing up (it is Sunday you know )

You would have been able to tell them let your kids spend Sunday alone, put your fishing rods in the shed, come one, come all open every thing, get greedy, forget life, forget the footy, forget having lunch with your silly old mother, come on open up ,

Neil is here !!!!!! I need every thing open . I have all this money to spend,

I am a tourist !!!!!! You must open.

You know me,, Im the one who is too damm tight to spend a few bob in your restaurants buying wine.
Im the one who advisers all the people on Fodors to take their own wine to a restaurant to save a couple of bucks. OPEN UP !!!!!! Come on .

Come on open up. I'm the bloke from that awful place famous for corruption and dirty movies.

Wow they would have said !!!! Wow !!!!!! as you strutted your stuff down the main drag past the ole picture theatre which ( Alan ) is still standing.

Who is that man ?
Is he really from OZ or is he just some wanker from no where important.

What a bloody shame Neil, What a shame they all missed out on you.

I know what to do,!!! Next time you are going to the country from the country, ring em all up. Ring em and tell em, Hey Im Coming, its me, Neil that tight arse from Canberra. Ill be there in 15 mins, Open every thing for me so I can not spend any thing cos Im a tight arse.

Im sure they will all meet you with open arms.

Now Neil, before you get off your high horse and start spiting abuse here, I did not call you a wanker,and would not refer to any one as obviously intelligent as you are as such a
thing.

It was all just hypothetical.
But I suppose a little story like that would encourage some people wonder though.

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Jan 29th, 2004, 06:49 PM
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That ought to do it, jj727!!

Yes, Neil, ring them up and tell them.... just as soon as the phone line goes through! Meanwhile, I guess you could always send your message by fish.

jj727, what's the story about the Oberon cinema? Not still used to show movies, I guess.... is it, in fact, used for anything nowadays? Does it still look the same as it did in the seventies, or has it been "normalised"? I don't suppose you'd consider scanning a photograph and sending it to me?

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Jan 29th, 2004, 11:13 PM
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andrewdavid, when I read yr msg I immediately thought of a place I saw reviewed in the SMH. I wanted to take some British friends there this time last year but it closes during Jan. So I have never been. What made me think it just right for my friends was the fine French restaurant - and for me, the food too, and the fact that, according to the SMH article they had ONE room that was cheap cos it had no ensuite. So everyone would have been happy. Turns out they don't have such a room.

I was going to suggest it - but now see you say "inexpensive". Not knowing what this means to you I am posting anyway in case you want to check it out - and other places in the area (Little Hartley). The link is:
http://www.traveldownunder.com.au/Ne...ollits_Inn.asp

Happy travels.
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Jan 30th, 2004, 03:58 AM
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Hi Andrew David ?,

I'm an expat living in Sydney who goes to the Blue Mountains / Jenolan every time I have visitors.

The best advice I can give you for the caves is to visit the Jenolan Caves web site
http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/
where you can pre-book Cave Tours (no getting up early to be first in line). All the regular Caves are enjoyable, but if it's running when you are there the Pool of Cerberus is a good one to visit, as it's a) Excellent in itself, b) Only accessible through one of the other Caves so you usually get a tour of that for free. It doesn't run every day though - so it's not bookable on the web-site, send them an e-mail to check.
If you are feeling more adventurous they also run an adventure Caving trip - all equipment provided, which my father (in his 60's did) so it's not too difficult.
Also there are lots of short walks from the Caves, where you stand a good chance of seeing Wombats, Kangaroos and there are Platypus in the Blue Lake outside the main entrance

You didn't say how many people are in your group , so it's hard to give accomodation recommendations - I would second all the advice in the previous posts, but also mention the Binda Bush cabins 6km from Jenolan Caves if you fancy something a bit more secluded. They are run by the Caves trust and surround a paddock (field) that is usually home to upwards of 20 kangaroos !

Have a wonderful time - and if you have time try to do some walking in the Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, Leura, Blackheath area
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Jan 30th, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Jan 30th, 2004, 03:37 PM
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jj727 - just doing my modest bit to encourage a bit of passion into this forum, and glad to see I succeeded - the fish aren't the only things biting in Oberon, mate.
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Jan 31st, 2004, 09:50 AM
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Dear jj727, Johnj, Alan,mpoll,Neil Oz, Mike D,and Alice 13,

Thanks for your responses. I am following up on all leads simultaneously, the joys of multi tasking! The controversy over Oberon is reminiscent of the uproar created when I floated the idea of our including Tasmania and Kakadu ( or Kaka don't per johnj) in our itinerary. I hope no one has received powderburns from this one.

If we get to Oberon eveyone who wants a postcard of the giant trout will receive one if you send me your snail mail address ([email protected])

We have purchased a wad of Australian dollars at .8 vs US and are fine tuning our itinerary which I will post for your wonder, amazement and guffaws ASAP.

Thanks to all for the assistance and entertainment.

AndrewDavid

PS why do some threads fit in the screenbox and others don't justify?
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Feb 2nd, 2004, 02:15 PM
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C'mon A/D...fair go mate...
what's this "IF we get to Oberon" stuff

You pushed Oberon (against the considered judgement of "expert" Alan) and now you are backing off.

Come that saturday night you better be pulling in to the big trout motel in Oberon(you can't miss it...it's the one with the big fish out front)

Keep an eye out for jj727...he'll be the bloke selling the meat tray for the Oberon football club at the Royal Hotel.
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Feb 2nd, 2004, 08:06 PM
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But John, it doesn't matter if Andrew David backs off from Oberon this time -- he can come back to Australia in thirty years time and see it then, confident that absolutely nothing will have changed. THAT, really, is the charm of the NSW country towns -- not only Oberon, there are dozens of others, and they are, actually, worth a visit, because it is there, and not in Sydney, that the real Aussie character is found. I only advised against it because I don't think he'll see much of that Aussie character if he just goes there to rest his head in a motel room.... these things take a bit more time. But much of what jj727 says is right (even though I can't say it as entertainingly as he). NSW country towns could make a holiday all of their own, and it really is a shame more tourists don't forego the major centres (and such places as the execrable Surfer's Paradise) to sample them. It would sure beat walking up seventeen flights of stairs at the Four Seasons!
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