Relax At Taveuni Island
Relaxing on an exotic island is what comes to mind with a name like this, however you don’t need to travel very far for the same experience. Taveuni Island is a unique shop located in the heart of Blayney. Owner Thyra specialises in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, chakra healing and much more. There are also double massages available for $100 with essential oils. Follow the sweet scent of essence into her new age shop to find yourself immersed with a combination of unique gifts such as salt lamps, books, crystals and spices from Fiji. Meditation classes will start soon and you can keep up to date on her Facebook page Taveuni Island. “You aren’t walking this path alone, it’s all about getting people together.”
Homeliness At Iron Bark
Ironbark Espresso is a rustic, modern, fresh coffee shop with a new location in Blayney. With more seating available, you can relax with a Fish River roasted coffee and homemade food. Now offering a full menu with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options for everyone to enjoy. Local artwork is featured throughout to add that extra homeliness to the place. Open seven days a week you will be sure not to miss them: Monday to Friday from 6 to 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday 7am to 2pm. Dine in or takeaway to suit travellers’ needs. Step inside to meet the young team at Ironbark and be delighted with the relaxing atmosphere and homemade food.
Exchange Hotel Is A Real Country Pub
Looking for a good old-fashioned country pub, look no further than the Exchange Hotel in Blayney. A pub with old-school hospitality, where you will always find a good chat and many events throughout the week. Happy hour is from Monday to Friday from 4 to 5pm, fishing club raffle on Friday at 4pm, huge jackpots and much more. Offering affordable Australasian meals from 12 to 2pm for lunch and 6 to 8pm for dinner. The Exchange Hotel has all of your country pub needs covered with a jukebox, pool table and good beer. Come have a chat, a drink, and a meal.
Blayney Region Has Many Treasures
The Blayney region has many hidden treasures to be uncovered by visitors. Located in the historic villages of Carcoar, Millthorpe, Lyndhurst, Mandurama, Barry and Neville along with other localities such as Kings Plains, Hobbys Yards, Errowanbang and Forest Reefs there are lots to see and do. Visitors are welcomed by local hospitality
built on a strong community spirit which is shared by generations of about 7,400 locals who call the region home. Well known for its thriving agricultural industry, fresh food and cool climate wines, the landscape is simply spectacular. Expect big, open skies filled with bright stars, rolling green pastures, colourful native flora and fauna, picturesque landscape and waterways, like Carcoar Dam and the Beluluba River winding its way through Blayney, west to Carcoar and beyond.
Heritage abounds with a rich culture and intriguing stories from the days of early Australian
settlement. Founded by pioneers exploring west of the Blue Mountains, Blayney was first proclaimed in 1843 and the villages soon flourished in the gold rush of the 1850s. This was a time that brought growth in commercial enterprise, and the rail network soon followed in 1876. Experience the vivid history of the first bushrangers, like Ben Hall and his gang who attempted the first ever day light robbery at the Commercial Bank in Carcoar. Trek the route of
Cobb & Co horse wagons, explore historical architecture preserved for over a century in the heritage listed towns of Carcoar and Millthorpe.
Alive in history, there are many museums to explore including Australia’s only piano museum in Neville, Carcoar’s Hospital museum, a 20th Century toy museum in Carcoar and the Millthorpe Golden Era Museum. Blayney and its villages are fast becoming known for the many attractions and events that bring together the community and visitors such as the monthly fresh produce Blayney Farmers’ Markets, biannual Millthorpe Markets, B2B cycling festival
(Blayney to Bathurst), Millthorpe Garden Ramble held in December, some of the best little country shows at Neville, Blayney and Carcoar and the Australia Day celebrations in Carcoar, the third oldest town west of the Blue Mountains.
Art and culture is in abundance with many local artists displaying their works at exhibitions and galleries throughout the year. Come for a short trip, stay longer and return once again to indulge, unwind and relax in all that Blayney and
villages have to offer. You never know, you and your family and friends may just want to stay. More on Facebook @BlayneyShireCouncil #warmwelcome #historicvillages