People visiting our website may be wondering whether Kookaburra Cottage has been affected by the bushfire crisis in Australia. The answer is that we have not been directly affected at all.
As of January 18th, 2020 there are now no longer any active fires affecting the Blue Mountains.
Our house and our green and leafy outlook through the trees into the valley is exactly the same, and the air is fresh and clear. We have been very fortunate indeed.
The lyrebirds are visiting the garden and the flowering gums are blooming for the first time. The Prince Henry Cliff Walk that runs along the escarpment is open, as are the Federal Pass and Dardanelles Pass between Fern Bower and Scenic World, and all is peaceful and beautiful.