Vacation rentals in Blue Mountains
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Perched above pristine and secluded bushland, Wondernest is a stylish country home located in the beautiful mountain village of Blackheath. Inspired by Scandinavian interiors this 2 level, 2 bedroom cabin exudes a warm and understated sense of style and luxury. Nestled into the landscape it offers stunning views of the bush from every room and an elevated outdoor deck. In 2021 we were honoured to be selected as one of the top 15 finalists in the Best Designed Stay in Australia.
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- Little Hartley
Enjoy a luxury stay at 'Highfields Gatehouse’, set amongst 5 acres of show gardens. Perfect for two couples wanting to relax and unwind in a unique setting. The property has expansive escarpment views, open fireplace, Hermes bath products, WIFI, 65” OLED TV, Netflix, Bose sound system, electric blankets, heaters and quality linen. The ‘show gardens’ include a picturesque walk amongst rare flowers, trees and a Japanese inspired pond.
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From the moment you drive down the driveway You Wont Believe Your Eyes You will be astounded at what lies in front of you The immense feeling of truly being "on top of the world" Allview Escape sits on the escarpment of the Grose Valley with views all the way to the city of Sydney. During weekdays we open up our property to couples who are wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of City life and just get back to nature and relax. Allview Escape is the perfect place to Fall in Love with life
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Your guide to Blue Mountains
An hour from Australia’s largest city lie 2.8 million acres of World Heritage-listed wilderness in the Blue Mountains, a favorite Sydneysider destination for day trips and weekend getaways. This is nature writ large: sheer sandstone cliffs, rainforest-clad valleys cooled by waterfalls, and dramatic gorges with Aboriginal art dating back tens of thousands of years. This is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, offering hikes ranging from heart-pounding full-day explorations along remote escarpments to hour-long strolls among dramatic rock formations.
Katoomba is the largest town, but dozens of other historic hamlets await discovery, including deciduous-tree-draped Leura; Blackheath, near the mountains’ highest point; and Wentworth Falls, gateway to some of the area’s most spectacular trails.
How do I get around Blue Mountains?
From the airport at Sydney’ (SYD) the drive northwest to the Blue Mountains takes an hour. Having your own transportation is ideal, allowing you to explore at your own pace the region’s villages and attractions, some of which are inaccessible via public transportation.
The alternative is train. From the airport, take the short ride to Central Station, where you’ll change lines. From here, it’s about two hours to Katoomba, where public buses service major attractions, including a loop route to Echo Point (gateway to the Three Sisters) via Scenic World. Or board the hop-on, hop-off Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, with multiple stops in and around Katoomba and Leura.
When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Blue Mountains?
Regional temperatures are cooler than Sydney, and the higher into the mountains you venture, the greater the drop in degrees. If you’re a hiker, mark fall (March through May) in your diary, with easing summer rains and cooler temperatures ideal for working up a sweat outdoors; this is also the season for leaf-peeping, with deciduous trees transforming the countryside in fiery shades. Come spring (September through November), cool-climate gardens burst with the color of a thousand blooms.
Summer rains (December through February) and daytime temperatures around 64 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit mean landscapes are green and lush, and waterfalls tumble from most clifftops. Peak season, however, is winter (June through August), with average daytime temperatures in the low 40s, when some mountains are dusted with snow, ideal for hiking or cozying up beside a fire in your cabin.
What are the top things to do in Blue Mountains?
Three Sisters Walk
This 45-minute, family-friendly paved loop is the Blue Mountains in a snapshot. From Echo Point Visitor Centre just outside Katoomba, the Jamison Valley unfolds before you, with views extending to Mount Solitary and the soaring sandstone turrets of the Three Sisters, named after Aboriginal tales of their formation. The surrounding national parkland boasts 400 species of animals and birds, including lyrebirds and crimson rosellas.
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Here you’ll find the world’s steepest passenger train, traveling from the clifftop 1,017 feet down into the forest on a 52-degree rail incline. At the base, a web of trails explores the Jamison Valley rainforest. Take the train’s return trip, or catch the 1788-foot Scenic Cableway back. You can also choose to observe the Three Sisters and Mount Solitary from the glass-encased Scenic Skyway aerial cable car, gliding between clifftops 886 feet above the valley floor.
Some 300 caves comprise Jenolan, the largest cave system in Australia, and the oldest of its kind in the world. Nine grottoes are open to visitors on a range of guided experiences ― think night tours, and walks revealing Aboriginal legends and mysteries ― taking you through a labyrinth of limestone chasms carved over millennia by underground rivers. Whether guided by daylight or headlamp, you’ll glimpse soaring chambers, pass enormous stalagmites and stalactites, and be dazzled by passageways glittering with crystals.