Escape today for your Blue Mountains retreat.
Located just 130km west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains is world-renowned for its scenery, birdlife and historic villages. Stay at Mountain Whispers – “MW” Collection and discover what Mountains life is all about.
There’s something for everyone in the Blue Mountains – whether you like adventure and adrenaline activities, visiting historic homes and art galleries, or walking through the Australian bush – escaping to the Blue Mountains is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate.
Adventure and Adrenaline
Local adventure companies offer a range of adventure-adrenaline activities and tours – including rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning and mountain biking. You can also take 4WD adventure, eco and guided walking tours through the region.
Wine & Food Tours
The Blue Mountains food and wine scene is first-class.
TCP Day Tours offer food & wine tours, including ‘Farmgate’ and ‘Horse Riding with Wine Tasting’ tours – explore the Megalong Valley on horseback, before arriving at the cellar door of a boutique vineyard. Taste award-winning wines, enjoy a cheese platter and then make your way back to the stables. TCP will pick you up and return you to your accommodation.
If you want to do your own food and wine tour, there are several self-drive trails, including the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate; you should also visit Josophan’s Chocolates in Leura and the Bilpin Cider cellar door.
Art and Antiques
Art galleries and artist studios abound in the Blue Mountains.
Visit the National Trust’s ‘Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum’ at Faulconbridge, Falls Gallery at Wentworth Falls, or the Lost Bear and Nolan on Lovel Galleries in Katoomba, or join a TCP Blue Mountains Art Studio tour. You’ll also find many stores within the region sell works by local artists.
For those who love antiques, there are a number of fascinating antique and vintage stores in the region, including Victory Theatre at Blackheath, Leura Vintage, and Peachtree Antiques and Mr Pickwick’s Fine Old Books in Katoomba.
Start relaxing at your Mountain Whispers – “MW” Collection accommodation with our Indulgence Packages. We offer 5 packages to suit your specific relaxation needs and budget; these include
- In-house Bodytone Signature Massage – a deeply relaxing, toning and therapeutic massage at a time that suits you. Allow 1 hour
- In-house Bodytone Signature Facial – re-hydrate your skin with this wonderful facial. Includes double cleanse, exfoliate, full facial massage, mask, foot or hand massage and scalp massage. Allow 1 hour
- ‘Relax Rejuvenate and Unwind’ package with a couple’s massage
- ‘Couples Escape’ (including 2 x 60 minute massages, champagne, chocolates, antipasto platter, flowers)
- ‘Romantic Couples Escape’ (including 2 x 60 minute massages, 2 x 60 minute facials and a 3 course a-la-carte dinner prepared and cooked for you by our in-house chef).
See our Indulgences page for pricing
Sightseeing & Nature
Nature is everywhere in the Mountains – waterfalls, walking tracks, canyons, cool climate gardens and lookouts, including ‘must-see’ sights like:
- The Three Sisters
- Jenolan Caves – take a tour of some of the world’s oldest cave systems.
- Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens – walk through amazing cool climate gardens.
There are numerous walking tracks and trails in the region – especially, sections of the National Pass, the Grand Canyon track and the Ruined Castle walking track. Take time to also explore the local waterfalls; including Leura Cascades, Adeline Falls, Cataract Falls and, of course, Wentworth Falls.
And if you’re visiting during Spring, keep an eye out for local open gardens throughout the region. The Leura Gardens Festival is the perfect time to visit, and there are regular open gardens at Mt Wilson, Blackheath and Katoomba.
History & Heritage
The Blue Mountains is steeped in history and heritage. The area’s first building was a military post at Springwood built between 1816-1817; and during the Edwardian and Art Deco eras, the Blue Mountains flourished as a location for rest and relaxation.
When you book your Blue Mountains retreat with us, talk to Lorraine about taking a private Vintage Tour. These are ideal for couples or group bookings – so don your feather boa and fedora and be chauffeured around in a 1929 Cadillac. The tour includes historical commentary and places off the beaten track.
If you’d prefer to drive yourself, follow the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail and visit Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Woodford Academy, Lone Pine Avenue or Kurrajong Village.
A Blue Mountains retreat isn’t complete without dining at the region’s restaurants. If you don’t feel like leaving your Mountain Whispers – “MW” Collection property, you can book our private chef to cook your favourite meal right at your accommodation.
There are a number of dining places to check out for a meal, including Leura Garage, Darley’s, Solitary, Silks and The Wintergarden at the Hydro Majestic. And stop in for a high tea at The Carrington, Lilianfels or Bygone Beauty’s.