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Guest suite in Wentworth Falls
The Shed on Central - your mountain studio
Your hosts Dean & John invite you to their garden guest suite by Central Park, on the south side of Wentworth Falls. The Shed is tucked at the rear of the property shaded by tall, mature trees and surrounded by gardens and hedges; and merely a 5 minute drive away is the stunning Blue Mountains NP, its majestic waterfalls, primordial forests and numerous trails. Featured in Concrete Playground's "Twenty most enchanting winter escapes in the Blue Mountains" Insta - @The_Shed_On_Central_Park
14 – 21 Dec
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Cabin in Kanimbla
The Hilltop Cabin
Settled at the highest point in the Kanimbla Valley, with panoramic views across to the Blue Mountains escarpment, The Hilltop Cabin feels like the top of the world. Offering luxury while surrounded by wild countryside. In the warmer months, spot eagles soaring over the valley as you relax in the plunge pool. In the cooler months, walk through the ancient landscape where wildlife roam. Soak in the freestanding bathtub or just snuggle up by the open fire and let your cares fall away.
29 Aug – 5 Sept
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Apartment in Katoomba
Cloud9 Katoomba - Breathtaking Views - Echo Point
CLOUD 9 Echo Point KATOOMBA LUXURY ACCOMMODATION The perfect Romantic Couples Retreat with breathtaking escarpment views * 300m from the iconic 3 Sisters. * Peaceful - accommodation at it's finest. * Private and Exclusive * 8m viewing deck * 5 Star boutique lux, self-contained, * Spacious upstairs apartment * No noisy children under 14yrs * NO PETS * Not child safe. * Adults only retreat * Sleeps up to 5 guests * Airconditioned in summer * Hydronic radiant heating
1 – 8 Feb

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Cabin in Wentworth Falls
Falls Rest- A Wentworth Falls Hideaway
26 May – 2 June
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Guest suite in Leura
Elphin - your private Leura valley
17 – 24 Dec
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Home in Leura
Cloud Parade | Escarpment Views Luxurious Home
9 – 16 Sept
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Guest suite in Leura
Architect designed loft net studio.
27 Apr – 4 May
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Cottage in Wentworth Falls
Secret Garden Cottage
31 July – 7 Aug
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Tiny home in Katoomba
Cosy Echo Point Cabin
8 – 15 Dec
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Hut in Mudgee
Gawthorne's Hut - BEST UNIQUE STAY - Airbnb 2021
28 Nov – 5 Dec
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Farm stay in Kanimbla
Rustic cottage, magnificent setting, amazing views
23 – 30 May
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Home in Upper Colo
Laguna Sanctuary
11 – 18 Nov
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Guest suite in Leura
Figtree Studio: a hideaway in Leura Village
8 – 15 May
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Home in Little Hartley
The Black Barn in Little Hartley NSW
5 – 12 Feb
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Cabin in Katoomba
Cosy bush cabin
21 – 28 Apr

Your guide to Blue Mountains

Introduction

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.


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.


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.

Jenolan Caves

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.

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