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A wide view of the front of the Black Stump Hotel in Merriwagga, New South Wales.
Inside the Iconic Pub With the Tallest Bar in the Southern Hemisphere
The Black Stump Hotel, an unassuming pub in Merriwagga, New South Wales is shrouded in outback mythology and local folklore. There’s the tale of how the pub got its name; a woman named Barbara Blaine who burned alive in 1886 in the area, whose husband reportedly said “looked like a black stump”, or it could be because the surrounding area is known colloquially as “Black…
Mountain Culture owners, DJ & Harriet McReady, behind the bar at the Katoomba brewery.
Mountain Culture Crowned Best Brewery Venue in NSW by Beer Cartel’s National Survey
Mountain Culture, the independent Blue Mountain's brewery, has been crowned the 'Best Brewery Venue' in New South Wales, according to a national survey conducted by Beer Cartel with over 14,000 participants. Mountain Culture's Katoomba location secured the top spot, making history as one of the best breweries in the state. Harriet McCready, Co-Founder of Mountain…
View of the Cape Byron Lighthouse at sunset.
5 Lighthouses to Visit in New South Wales
New South Wales is home to some of the most iconic and picturesque lighthouses in Australia. These majestic structures have been guiding ships safely to shore for centuries and are now popular tourist attractions. The first lighthouse in New South Wales was the Macquarie Lighthouse, which was built in 1818 on the shores of…
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