The Blue Mountains

Regarded as Australia’s ‘cradle of conservation’, the Blue Mountains area is renowned for its bushwalking and inspiring landscapes and there are many other things to see and do in this unique setting.

The Blue Mountains has plenty of activities, experiences and things to see and do to keep you occupied for days, from nurturing yourself in nature to relaxing with some retail therapy. There is something to suit every one.

You can gaze at the majesty of the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba, amble through the Megalong Valley on a horse trail ride or step out for a bushwalk along one of the hundreds of kilometres of walking tracks – there’s a bushwalking trail suitable for all ages and fitness levels...MORE>>


These institutions are on my MUST SEE list when visiting the Blue Mountains:

Carrington Hotel, Katoomba – The Carrington has a long and rich history spanning almost a century and a quarter since her establishment by Sydney hotelier Harry Rowell.

Opened in 1883 as The Great Western, this Grand Old Lady soon became a popular mountain retreat for international visitors, the elite of Sydney and those eager to see the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains.

Renamed ‘The Carrington’ in 1886, in honour of the then Governor of New South Wales, Lord Carrington, the hotel was extended by its new owner, Mr F C Goyder who is credited with the creation of The Grand Dining Room. With its extended and upgraded facilities, The Carrington gained even more acceptance as a world class establishment.  >>>MORE>>>

Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath – The Hydro Majestic spans over a kilometre atop a breathtaking escarpment in Australia’s World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. From this lofty watch post encircled in swirling winter mists, the famously historic Hydro Majestic has surveyed the Megalong Valley and surrounding ridges for over one hundred years.  The Hydro Majestic was built by retailing magnate Mark Foy; opening its doors for the first time in the bitter winter of 1904.  Certainly its metaphorical positioning on the edge of a sheer cliff speaks volumes about Foy, who lived a marvellously grand life built on many a high risk venture. Today, Mark Foy’s presence lingers still: the Hydro Majestic a fitting homage to his daring creativity and limitless imagination.    >>MORE>>