Blue Mountains Holidays in Blue Mountains New South Wales
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Discover what made the Blue Mountains, the holiday destination of choice for the elite of Sydney since the 1920's; fabled New South Wales hotels and holiday guest houses, magical landscapes of wilderness and comfort, beckoning just a few hours from Sydney.
Imbued with a sense of calm, the Mountains shelter forests, streams and waterfalls in pristine isolation, making Leura and Katoomba towns unique Blue Mountain holiday destinations with great hotel choices.
Coveted by early explorers and now recognised for its natural beauty, the region hosts three stunning national parks; the Blue Mountains National Park, Kanangra Boyd and Wollemi National Park. Covered in eucalyptus trees, the mountains and named for the effect the blue haze created by the eucalyptus oil being dispersed by the warmth of the suns rays, creating a healthy blue haze over the peaks.
The Great Western Highway now follows the route of the original explorers who carved their initials into the Explorers tree in 1813, and visitors can use well maintained roads to access panoramas once exclusively viewed by a few pioneers and local Indigenous people. One of the best attractions in this area won't cost you a cent; hike through ancient gorges and bush tracks overhung with scenery, to take in views from the lookout and discover hidden rivers during your Blue Mountains holidays.
Begin your travels through this ancient landscape in the quaint town of Katoomba; see Art Deco shops and holidays hotels and pretty country cottages. Peppered with cafes and galleries, the historic town is an ideal base from which to explore the Mountains staggering natural attractions.
Hear the Dreamtime story of the Three Sisters. Ride the steepest railway incline in the world, shooting below the tall canopy, past fern covered cliff faces into the wonderland of the forest floor on your Blue Mountains vacation; watch the Blue Mountains cable cars high above on the World Heritage listed rainforest that sprawls over the Jamison Valley; learn of old mine shafts, waterfalls and exotic Blue Mountain flora and fauna up close.
Photograph the Three Sisters at Echo Point and witness the changing colours of the impressive formations. These columns are bound together by dreamtime legend with the nearby Orphan Rocks. The 800 steps of the giant staircase begin here, offering a challenging descent to the valley floor below.
Journey on to the Jenolan and Oberon caves to explore the massive galleries of the oldest open cave system in the world; see pure calcite forms spotted with marine fossils lit up in easily accessed galleries, while more intrepid visitors can go adventure caving further inside.
From the caves, hike to the Kanangra Walls Plateua, an impressive end to seismic action located within the stunning Kanangra Boyd National Park. Hike to the Kalang falls to see a tiered cascade fall over lush vegetation as the nearby Kanangra falls drop 225 stomach turning metres.
The Zig Zag railway guides travellers through the scenery of the Mountains aboard an original steam train. Traversing the forest from Clarence, join the Wizard Express train for a day in the life of a Hogwart's student, sure to be a hit during your family holiday in the Blue Mountains. The discovery of the Red Hands Cave illuminated the cultural heritage of Indigenous groups within the region. Taking shelter beneath an overhang, individuals marked the clear hand stencils that can be seen on the walls here. To view the caves, enjoy an easy bush walk through the forest to the picnic area.
Wentworth Falls Township has coffee shops, an 18 hole golf course and a calm lake for swimming, but the cascade that lends the township its name is the real attraction here. Shooting over a deep cauldron cut into the surrounding rock, Blue Mountain holiday makers can pick their way down the steep walks that plunge down its length. The water is carried over three rocky tiers, travelling some 187 metres. The Valley of the Waters includes the Queens Cascade, Empress and Sylvia falls. Take advantage of the excellent bushwalking opportunities and hike early to see the mist rising off the water.
As well as immersing yourself in the bushland of the region, spend some time during your Blue Mountain vacation browsing the picturesque villages nestled within the landscape. Take a day to appreciate the 'garden village' of Leura, browsing boutiques, restaurants and galleries, before discovering the old churches of Mount Victoria. Order a pint at the Scotch Thistle Inn, once frequented by Charles Darwin in the 1830s. Perched above the Megalong Valley, the Blackheath village of the first rural settlements in the Mountains, featuring rambling orchards and 19th century cottage gardens, perfect for a romantic Blue Mountain holiday.
A bushwalking holiday in the Blue Mountains at Lithgow provides access to the extraordinary Wollemi National Park, which shelters the rediscovered Jurassic age Wollemi Pine growing undisturbed in a remote canyon. The Selwood Science and Puzzle shop presents a great diversion for a rainy day for the science minded holiday in the Blue Mountains; the theaterette hosts science shows, interactive displays and optical illusions, and science kits and toys can be purchased for car journeys. Art lovers on vacation in the Blue Mountains will want to drop in to the splendid Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum at Faulconbridge, to see displays of work from the man who created the 'Magic Pudding'.
Spend a few days camping and hiking and you'll deserve to spoil yourself. Book in for some pampering at the Yindi Day Spa or the Moonlight View retreat for a romantic addition to your honeymoon or private break.
One of the great pleasures of a Blue Mountains holiday is the chance to whet your appetite on a hike, before indulging in the fresh produce and fine dining on offer. Chocolate factories, tea houses and international food mingle in the fresh air of the mountains to offer unique experiences with breathtaking views. Peer over the lip of the Jamison Valley at Katoomba's Solitary Restaurant, and book a romantic dinner at Le Gobelet or the Hillcrest Coachman to sample the French cuisine that has pervaded the village. Eat at the Mount Tomah's Botanic gardens restaurant before wandering the grounds. Unwind during your vacation by warming yourself by the fire in the Conservation Hut restaurant or take breakfast with a view from the verandah.
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