This rugged region west of Sydney makes for the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Whether you’re looking to sweat out your nine to five stresses with an epic bushwalk or pamper the pain away with an extravagant spa treatment, the Blue Mountains has plenty of accommodation options for your needs and budget. From luxe to low-cost here are five stellar options.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Those looking for the ultimate in secluded luxury should book as many nights here as their bank balance can manage. The stunning resort is located on a nature reserve between two national parks and each of the idyllic villas comes with a private pool, verandahand breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. Spend your days horseriding, hiking or treating yo'self in the renowned One&Only spa before feasting on world-class cuisine created from regional, seasonal produce. Rates start at $2300 per night.
2600 Wolgan Rd, Wolgan Valley, 2790
If you’re after a unique local for your next romantic retreat you can’t really beat a naturally rustic treehouse. Sitting high amongst the treetops the one-of-a-kind Wollemi Wilderness Treehouse comes with a kitchenette, Queen bed, fireplace and spa with spectacular views of the Bowen's Creek Gorge and Blue Mountains rainforest. Prices start at $690 per night during high season with a minimum stay of two nights but Love Cabins also offer a romantic tee-pee and enchanted cave among other unique accommodations, for significantly cheaper rates.
88 Bulgamatta Rd, Bilpin 2758
Echoes Boutique Hotel
Perched at the very edge of the Jamison Valley at Echo Point, each of the Echoes Boutique Hotel’s modern room and suites come with next level views of the sandstone cliffs and soaring bushland that the Blue Mountains are famous for. Unwind at their onsite spa, sample local wines and produce at the fine dining restaurant and take a walk down the road to the iconic Three Sisters. Rates begin at $349 per night.
3 Lilianfels Ave, Katoomba NSW 2780
Light the fire, crack open a red and cosy up with your favourite book or board game -- this quaint cottage is the perfect spot to enjoy doing nothing much at all. The split-level, open-plan structure looks out over the Blue Mountains bushland with a rustic, homely interior that’ll have your stress levels down to zero in a matter of minutes. Rates start at $115 per night.
This homely little guesthouse was built in the early 1900s and many of its original features have been retained and restored over the years. No14 is an economical way to enjoy everything the Blue Mountains has to offer with twin, double and four bed dorms, free wifi, breakfast and helpful staff with a wealth of local knowledge. Rates start at $26 per night.
14 Lovel St, Katoomba, 2780