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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

Top Blue Mountains Hotels

Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill

Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill

Commercial Road & Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, NSW
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (36 reviews)

    Situated in Rouse Hill, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Rouse Hill Village Centre and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Wollemi National Park. Rouse Hill House & Farm ...

    from NZ$105

    Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains - MGallery

    Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains - MGallery

    1 Sublime Point Road, Leura, NSW
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (998 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 ...

      from NZ$201

      Mercure Penrith

      Mercure Penrith

      Cnr. Jamison & Mulgoa Road, Penrith, NSW
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.2 out of 5 (996 reviews)

        Situated in Penrith, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Panthers World of Entertainment, Cables Wake Park and Westfield Penrith Shopping Centre. Sydney ...

        from NZ$157

        Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys

        Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys

        Cnr Forrester & Boronia Rd, North St Marys, NSW
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.7 out of 5 (67 reviews)

          Situated in North St Marys, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, Nepean Hospital and Westfield Penrith Shopping Centre. ...

          from NZ$123

          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 (701 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 NZ$140

            Lurline House

            Lurline House

            122 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.9 out of 5 (231 reviews)

              Situated in the suburbs, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Echo Point Lookout, Katoomba Scenic World and Three Sisters. Blue Mountains National ...

              from NZ$84

              The Carrington Hotel

              The Carrington Hotel

              15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (537 reviews)

                Located in the heart of Katoomba, this historic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba Scenic World, and Three Sisters. Blue ...

                from NZ$140

                Ingenia Holidays Avina

                Ingenia Holidays Avina

                217 Commercial Road, Vineyard, NSW
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.8 out of 5 (91 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 NZ$92

                  Gateway Lifestyle Nepean Shores

                  Gateway Lifestyle Nepean Shores

                  6-22 TENCH Avenue, Jamisontown, NSW
                    3.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.9 out of 5 (365 reviews)

                    Situated in Jamisontown, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Trench Reserve, Panthers World of Entertainment and Pepper Stadium. Penrith Museum of Printing ...

                    from NZ$105

                    Valuesuites Penrith

                    Valuesuites Penrith

                    Billington Place, Emu Plains, NSW
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.3 out of 5 (140 reviews)

                      Located in the heart of Emu Plains, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pepper Stadium, Panthers World of Entertainment and Penrith Museum of Printing. Cables ...

                      from NZ$124

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