My favourite loo

All too often our local councils get the rough end of the pineapple when it comes to people’s opinions on the services that they do / do not deliver.

But right here, I’m going to give a massive shout out to the Blue Mountains City Council for their loos behind the Ivanhoe Hotel in Blackheath.


It’s not that they’re super clean or anything like that, it’s simply basic facilities that provide one rarely provided luxury that a gal really appreciates. Hot water. When the winter temps in Blackheath drop to zero and hiking meeting times are around 7.30am, there’s nothing nicer than warming your hands under the warm tap and then having a warm hand dryer that actually works.

Thanks BMCC!

Writer, producer and content creator by trade, search and rescue volunteer by passion, Caro Ryan started to inspire, teach and encourage people to get into hiking and the outdoors safely.

It’s all about connecting people to wild places in meaningful ways, so they can look after themselves, their mates and these precious places we visit.

She teaches wilderness navigation, authored the book, ‘How to Navigate’ and hosts, ‘Rescued - an Outdoor Podcast for Hikers and Adventurers.

In the bottom of her pack you'll find coffee grounds, instant noodles past their used by date and an insatiable curiosity.

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