So we’ve taken many a trip up to the Blue Mountains from Sydney. We’ve done day-trips and some fancy weekends. Katoomba is the main town and a lot of tours etc. start out from here.
We have stayed at the loveliest hotel on occasion – Lilianfels. It’s very old school, billiards room and the like, but such a nice place to spend the weekend. We recently took Mum and Dad there for Afternoon Tea and they loved it too. It’s right next to Echo Point, the look out point for the Three Sisters.
A trip worth doing close if you’re in the area is to Scenic World to do the Katoomba Scenic Railway – the steepest incline railway in the world. Yep. And you’re effectively in a cage. For the adventurous amongst us.
My absolute favourite town in the Blue Mountains has got to be Leura, known as the Garden Village. It’s got quite a French feel. There are plenty of shops to look around and cafés to visit too. Leura Garage is a great spot for food up the top of the town. Leura also houses the cutest store called Papinelle, really cute gifts and sleepwear.
There is a Leura Gardens Festival on in October each year where you can visit some gardens for a fee, which goes to some charities in the area.
Another area worth a visit is Wentworth Falls. There’s a small village right next to the train station so a very accessible spot. Nice cafés to while away a bit of time and there’s a cute antique store too. Wentworth Falls lake, about a 2 minute drive from the village, is also worth a trip to for a picnic or just for a quick look.
If you don’t have a car then it’s easy to get to the Blue Mountains by bus or train. The train stations are in the centre of both Wentworth Falls, Katoomba and Leura.