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The Blue Mountains are part of the Great Dividing Range, in a national park only 90 minutes’ drive from the centre of Sydney. The World Heritage-listed region is home to quaint villages, waterfalls, walking trails and dozens of lookouts with spectacular views of cliffs and gorges. The area was scouted out gradually through the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but wasn’t properly settled until mining began in the 1860s.
The region’s name comes from the colour the mountains appear from a distance. This distinctive tinge is caused by the blue light waves that hit dust particles, water vapour and tiny droplets of oil produced by the eucalyptus trees covering the mountains.
Hike through these eucalyptus forests on one of many trails scattered throughout the region. These trails cater for all skill levels and vary in length. Many of them skirt past waterfalls, woodlands and ridges. Start at Echo Point for magnificent views of the Jamison Valley and the impressive rock formation of the Three Sisters. Take the Giant Stairway down to the valley floor. Here, at Scenic World, you can take Australia’s steepest cable car ride back up to the top.
Wentworth Falls is one of the best-known landmarks in the Blue Mountains. For a view like no other, check out Govetts Leap, which rates among the area’s best places to watch a sunrise or sunset.
Explore some of the towns and old homesteads to get a feel for life in the area, or to brush up on your area history. The biggest town is Katoomba, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, shops and cafés. Some of the smaller towns, like Leura and Blackheath, are also worth a visit. Check out the Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum or the Everglades Historic House and Gardens, among the many other fine old estates.
For extreme adventures, go mountain biking, climbing, abseiling or even canyoning. You’ll find a number of companies offering training, equipment and guided tours.
The Blue Mountains is a region of staggering natural beauty. Walk on one of many bush trails, explore its charming little towns and enjoy the unbelievable views. The train runs regularly from Sydney’s central station to Katoomba and services all towns and villages in the region. The scenic drive westwards is unforgettable and there is free parking at most places.
The facilities here are amazing - plenty of activities for children of all ages including a number of play rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball and tennis courts, indoor and outdoor gym plus more. A fantastic place to stay.
I liked the size of the bed in such a small space didnt feel cramped at all. We couldnt get netflix on the tv, probably the main down point. There was only one person at conceirge answering ALL calls, so phone kept ringing out when she wasnt at the desk or busy
It’s a very charming place. The room we stayed in was a great size with a big private bathroom & court yard. The full breakfast was excellent. Parking at the back which was helpful We will come back again but will be requesting a room upstairs as the floors above creak & make a bit of noise. The ...
Nice and new property, very clean, comfy & quiet. Easy access with FREE parking :)
Excellent location at Echo Point. Whilst old, our room was clean, recently renovated and beds comfortable. Good shower. We were given fresh milk, not longlife, for tea/coffee in our room. Makes such a difference. Reception staff friendly and the breakfast was good with the chef hovering around to ...