If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway, you can’t go past the Blue Mountains. We’ve put together a list of 10 places to visit while you’re here.
Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens at Mount Tomah are a wonderful way to spend a day when you’re in the Blue Mountains. With free entry, the gardens are the only botanic gardens in the world located in a World Heritage Area. With 28 hectares of gardens open to the public and home to 21,000 plants, explore the Formal Garden, the Conifer Garden which includes the Wollemi Pine, the Woodlands or the Gondwana Walk among many others.
Looking to find a relaxing spot in the sun for a quiet picnic and after lunch walk? Leura Cascades is just a short distance from all our Mountain Whispers properties, which makes it the first choice for many guests starting to explore the mountains. With views across the Jamison Valley and take in an after lunch walk along one of the numerous walking tracks in the area.
Katoomba Falls is just a 10 minute walk from The Gatsby. Take the Prince Henry Cliff Walk to the Scenic World East Station, Echo Point and The Three Sisters. If you’re feeling energetic you can tackle the Three Sisters Walk and the Giant Stairway before heading back along the track to The Gatsby. Alternatively, head out from The Gatsby and walk along the track to Scenic World. Take the Skyway to the East Station and then walk back along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
With a seasonal menu, Leura Garage is a great place to drop into for a meal and a drink after a day out exploring or pampering yourself. Try the tasting menu, the share plates or something off the menu that changes with the seasons.
Another fantastic option in Leura is Silks Brasserie, a fine dining restaurant set in the heart of Leura. With lunch and dinner options both available, Silks is a great option when you’re after a romantic getaway. We do recommend you book though.
Solitary has some amazing views across the Jamison Valley to the Southern Highlands to drink in while enjoying your meal. Located in a heritage listed building, a garden lunch is the go during summer, while a seat inside will keep you warm over winter. Enjoy the seasonal menu for lunch or dinner or a light lunch with the garden menu.
For lovely candles and homewares to take home with you, you can’t go past Moontree. You’ll also find works from local artist, Kate Soady, for sale in store. Make sure you pick yourself up a Blue Mountains, Leura Gardens or Rainforest natural soap bar as a reminder of your getaway.
Teddy Sinclair is another great stop while shopping in Leura. With a large range of bags, clothing, accessories and jewellery, as well as pen, journals and more, it’s certainly worth dropping in.
Love hats? You can’t go past dropping into Christine’s studio/shop at The Rex-Livingston Art + Object Gallery in Katoomba. Have a chat with Christine about creating a custom made hat, or choose from one that’s ready to wear.
While discovering the Blue Mountains, treat yourself to a luxury stay at one of our Mountain Whispers properties. From the stunning Varenna through to the romantic Leura Rose, Mountain Whispers offers the perfect location to base your Blue Mountains adventure from. Whether you’re coming for a getaway with your significant other, planning to propose or having a girls weekend, Mountain Whispers has everything you need. Book your stay now.
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