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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

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Mercure Penrith

Mercure Penrith

Cnr. Jamison & Mulgoa Road, Penrith
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (1,048 reviews)

    Situated in Penrith, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Panthers World of Entertainment and Cables Wake Park. Westfield Penrith Shopping Centre is 0.8 ...

    Mercure PenrithNZ$146

    Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains - MGallery by Sofitel

    Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains - MGallery by Sofitel

    1 Sublime Point Road, Leura
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (1,021 reviews)

      Located in a national park, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sublime Point Lookout, Wentworth Falls Lake, and Three Sisters. Wentworth Falls ...

      Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains - MGallery by SofitelNZ$183

      Ingenia Holidays Avina

      Ingenia Holidays Avina

      217 Commercial Road, Vineyard
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.8 out of 5 (77 reviews)

        Situated in Vineyard, this campground is within 6 mi (10 km) of Wollemi National Park, Rouse Hill House & Farm, and Rouse Hill Village Centre. Hawkesbury Race ...

        Ingenia Holidays AvinaNZ$24

        Novotel Sydney West HQ Hotel

        Novotel Sydney West HQ Hotel

        33 Railway Street, Rooty Hill
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.6 out of 5 (623 reviews)

          Situated in the suburbs, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Blacktown International Sportspark, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and Wet'n'Wild Sydney. Blacktown ...

          Novotel Sydney West HQ HotelNZ$146

          Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

          Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

          61 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Windsor
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (636 reviews)

            This family-friendly hotel is in the center of Windsor, within 9 mi (15 km) of Wollemi National Park, Ebenezer Church, and Rouse Hill Village Centre. Rouse Hill ...

            Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury ValleyNZ$155

            The Carrington Hotel

            The Carrington Hotel

            15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.5 out of 5 (485 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Katoomba, this historic hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba Scenic World, and Three Sisters. Leura ...

              The Carrington HotelNZ$128

              Hotel Mountain Heritage - Blue Mountains

              Hotel Mountain Heritage - Blue Mountains

              Apex & Lovel Streets, Katoomba
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (316 reviews)

                Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Leura Mall, and Leura Cascades. Three Sisters ...

                Hotel Mountain Heritage - Blue MountainsNZ$180

                The Hydro Majestic Hotel

                The Hydro Majestic Hotel

                52 - 88 Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.9 out of 5 (169 reviews)

                  Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Blackheath Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Katoomba Scenic World and Three Sisters. Campbell ...

                  Lurline House

                  Lurline House

                  122 Lurline Street, Katoomba
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.9 out of 5 (142 reviews)

                    Situated in Katoomba, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Echo Point Lookout, Katoomba Scenic World, and Three Sisters. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre ...

                    Echo Point Discovery Motel

                    Echo Point Discovery Motel

                    18 Echo Point Rd, Katoomba
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.2 out of 5 (599 reviews)

                      Situated in the mountains, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Three Sisters, Katoomba Scenic World, and Echo Point Lookout. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre ...

                      Echo Point Discovery MotelNZ$80

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