The Blue Mountains is one of those places where everyone wants to visit at least once in their life. Whether it be for tourists to catch a glimpse of the Three Sisters or Sydney siders after a weekend getaway, this place is a must see.
Think beautiful landscapes, fresh and clean air and a wealth of BnB’s, you will find it a world away from home. At just 2 hours from the Sydney CBD, its an easy drive even if just for a day trip, although we recommend a stay. You can get a bus trip from Sydney or even a train to Katoomba if you don’t have a car.
When people comet to the Blue mountains, the three sisters are on the must visit list. These are an iconic visitor attraction – a rugged rock formation of three stones, which according to Aboriginal legend, were turned to stone. Against the scenic backdrop, these three sisters and the mountains behind, appear blue. Standing above 900 m high each, they’re certainly a sight to see.
You can climb the massive stairway below, or complete a variety of hikes below. If you’re interested in a hike
Whilst you’re here, make sure you visit the Aboriginal Waradah cultural centre and learn about the Aboriginal history and legend.
Milkbar at the lookout
Great for a Toby’s estate coffee and a yummy hot cinnamon donut to warm you up at the three sisters lookout! They even now have lemon Myrtle donuts! They also offer breakfast options, sandwiches,wraps, burgers, hot chips and hot dogs.
For access to Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Scenic World, head to Echo point in Katoomba.
It is such a popular restaurant that was super busy and we can understand why. It was brilliant and we’d drive up to the Blue Mountains again just for this. Portions are super large and price is extremely reasonable and this is especially hard to find in this high volume tourist area. We enjoyed the Bibimbap, rice in the pot, topped with egg, beans, carrot, meat etc. We also loved the tofu salad. Flavours are refreshing and probably the best Korean food we’ve had. Staff are helpful and so kind.
We went here for a quick and easy brekkie. It is known for its pies and sausage rolls. Whether it be lamb or curry pie, you will find one you like! We found the filling really great but the pasty could be crispier.
Caffeine and Gasoline
Small coffee shop selling Single O coffee and a range of breakfast / brunch options. New owner has come from Melbourne, and very environmentally conscious which is good. Motorcycle themed place, trendy hipster joint.
Kate Soady Art
Kate is a Blue Mountains based artist with a studio in Leura. Her art explores nature, colours, patterns and shapes and reflects the landscape in her work. We bought a beautiful artwork and it is pride of place in our lounge room. She’s so lovely and we got to talk to her in the studio. Reasonably priced for quality art.
The Alexandra Hotel
See our blog on this hotel here:
See our blog on this fabulous 5 star hotel here:
Other places to stay
Given that the area is a famous tourist destination, there’s a broad range of places to stay from backpackers, hotels, luxury hotels and Boutique hotels as well as b&b’s. Do your research, but here’s some tips for luxury:
Echoes Boutique Hotel and restaurant
Other places to eat
Darley’s restaurant at Lilianfels
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