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Vacation rentals in Blue Mountains

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Top-rated holiday rentals in Blue Mountains

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  2. Blackheath
Wondernest, Blue Mountains

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.

  1. Entire cottage
  2. Little Hartley
Highfields Gatehouse

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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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Blackheath
Uninterrupted Mountain Views For Mid-Week Stays

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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Stay near Blue Mountains's top sights

Photo of Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves56 locals recommend
Photo of Govetts Leap lookout
Govetts Leap lookout60 locals recommend
Photo of Leura Cascades Picnic Area
Leura Cascades Picnic Area28 locals recommend
Photo of Echo Point Lookout
Echo Point Lookout9 locals recommend
Photo of The Giant Stairway
The Giant Stairway5 locals recommend
Photo of Sublime Point Lookout
Sublime Point Lookout17 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Blue Mountains

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  2. Wentworth Falls
Falls Rest- A Wentworth Falls Hideaway
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Medlow Bath
The Canyons Cottage
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Katoomba
Cuckoo’s Nest Accommodation
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Blackheath
Shuffleshoes
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Blackheath
Romantic Tricklebeck Spa Cottage
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  1. Private room
  2. Lawson
Double room with en-suite
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Medlow Bath
Melbourne House 1908, Heritage Studio Medlow Bath
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Katoomba
The 4th Sister Cottage - Blue Mountains 🍂
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Leura
Figtree Studio: a hideaway in Leura Village
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  2. Lawson
Rose Cottage
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  1. Earthen home
  2. Leura
Strawbale cottage set in bush garden
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Katoomba
Gowan Brae Cottage

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.


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.

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.