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Holiday To Blue Mountains

When life gives you mountains, climb them! Leave the workaday life behind for fresh air, peaceful vistas and some good old-fashioned exercise on a beautiful Blue Mountains holiday. 
Between scaling the cliffs and kicking back, carve out some time to tour historic mines and wander through village markets. When you want to pick up the pace, you can always hustle over to the city of Katoomba or take an hour’s drive east to Sydney. Ready to ramble? Check out our awesome Blue Mountains packages and start planning your great escape!

Things to Do in the Blue Mountains

Don’t be fooled by the easygoing locals—like laughing kookaburras and crimson rosella birds—your trip will be all uphill from here. But in a good way! Get behind the wheel of a Blue Mountains car hire (from Wotif!) and load the boot with all your climbing gear. Many travellers set up a home base in the village of Katoomba, which is located just north of the Jamison Valley and the famous Three Sisters (we’re talking about the massive rock formation, not Marcia, Jan and Cindy Brady). From the Echo Point Lookout in Katoomba, you can easily see these statuesque siblings and plot your walk down the historic Giant Stairway—the name is no joke, this scenic pathway is stacked with over 800 steps!

Next up, give your legs a rest and learn about the local history at the Waradah Aboriginal Centre in downtown Katoomba, or cool off in the Wentworth Falls east of town. Not all of Wotif’s holidays include outdoor showers, but your Blue Mountains package might! If you prefer a luxurious massage to a cool mist, you’ll be happy to hear that the Blue Mountains aren’t all rugged—in fact, the mountain range is home to some award-winning spas in a stellar setting.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

You could remember your trip with a jar of claystone crumbles from the side of Wentworth Falls…or you could go shopping! Katoomba’s historic roots are pretty strong, which makes for a fab antiques and vintage boutiques scene. If you want to dress your flat too, check out the art galleries in Leura. Hey, you’re about to score some sweet Blue Mountains package deals, so go ahead and splurge!

Climbing a mountain can work up an appetite, and you’ll be tackling a few. That means it’s time to stuff your face. Fortunately, you can refuel on some delicious modern Aussie cuisine in Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls. If pizza and global fusion are your flavours of choice, they’ve got that too!

Likewise, that fabulous threesome is your go-to for nightlife venues against the backdrop of the Blue Mountains. If you’re feeling subversive, check out the Church Bar in Windsor—it’s a rowdy bar, in an old church building and it’s a traveller fave. If you really want to crank up the volume, though, remember, you’re only an hour from Sydney.

What’s Next?

Set your sights holiday sights high and save on your pick of airfares and accommodation with Wotif. We’ve got Blue Mountains holiday packages that’ll make you feel like you’re on top of the world…because you will be!


Guide to Exploring Blue Mountains

Family Hotels in Blue Mountains

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel

1 Sublime Point Road, Leura, NSW
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (999 reviews)

    This family-friendly Leura hotel is located in a national park, within 2 mi (3 km) of Blue Mountains National Park and Sublime Point Lookout. Wentworth Falls ...

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    Sky Rider Motor Inn

    Sky Rider Motor Inn

    302 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, NSW
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (254 reviews)

      Situated in the mountains, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Blue Mountains National Park, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Katoomba Scenic World and Leura Cascades. ...

      from AU$95

      Novotel Sydney West HQ Hotel

      Novotel Sydney West HQ Hotel

      33 Railway Street, Rooty Hill, NSW
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.6 out of 5 (706 reviews)

        Situated in the suburbs, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Blacktown International Sportspark, Western Sydney Parklands and Nurragingy Reserve. Featherdale ...

        from AU$139

        Ingenia Holidays Avina

        Ingenia Holidays Avina

        217 Commercial Road, Vineyard, NSW
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.8 out of 5 (92 reviews)

          Situated in Vineyard, this campsite is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wollemi National Park and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Hawkesbury River. Rouse Hill House & Farm and Rouse ...

          from AU$71

          Romantic Hotels in Blue Mountains

          Hotel Mountain Heritage - Blue Mountains

          Hotel Mountain Heritage - Blue Mountains

          Apex & Lovel Streets, Katoomba, NSW
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (358 reviews)

            This family-friendly Katoomba hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Leura Mall and Leura Cascades. ...

            from AU$359

            Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway

            Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway

            185 Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, NSW
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (25 reviews)

              Situated in Blackheath, this golf cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Blue Mountains National Park and Blackheath Golf Course. Campbell Rhododendron Gardens is ...

              from AU$245

              Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

              Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

              61 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Windsor, NSW
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (692 reviews)

                This family-friendly Windsor hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Hawkesbury River and Wollemi National Park. Ebenezer Church ...

                from AU$139

                Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges

                Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges

                132 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.7 out of 5 (72 reviews)

                  Situated in the mountains, this luxury resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Blue Mountains National Park, Campbell Rhododendron Gardens and Blackheath Golf Course. ...

                  from AU$221

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