The Blue Mountains is probably my favourite place to visit, ever. The villages there, like Wentworth Falls, Blackheath, Leura and Katoomba are quaint, with unique oddities with which to amuse yourself. Do your research in each town; there’s more to see than the train station. In Wentworth Falls you’ll find excellent hiking trails, waterfalls and lookouts like Govetts Leap. In Leura you’ll find boutique shops; homewares, cafés, old fashioned lolly shops and The Everglades. In Blackheath there are fantastic antique shops and book stores. Medlow Bath brings you the Hydro Majestic, an art deco hotel overlooking panoramic views of the Megalong Valley.
Of course, Katoomba can’t be missed for it boasts the shining gem in the crown of the mountains- Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Katoomba is quite touristy, so try the cafés down the end of the main street for a local experience and consider self guiding to the Three Sisters.
Plan ahead. If you go around March/April and you’ll get the internationally celebrated blues, folk and jazz festival. Go midyear and you’ll get Winter Magic for the winter solstice.
Just know that the Blue Mountains is so much more than just Katoomba.
.Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.