Less than two hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a range of wild, scrubby peaks descending into shadowy valleys full of ferns and waterfalls. The region is criss-crossed by bushwalking tracks, many of which cluster around the pretty town of Wentworth Falls in the Upper Blue Mountains, where the bellbirds are louder than the traffic and a relaxed, hippy-ish vibe replaces city stress. Charming pubs, tearooms and antique shops complete the picture for a romantic escape this winter.
Get away from it all with today’s Groupon for Hideaway Retreat:
• $249 for a two-night stay for two people ($740 value)
In a Valley View Room with a full continental buffet breakfast daily, late 11am checkout, complimentary access to WiFi and the movie channel, and a $50 voucher for your next two-night stay
• $339 for a three-night stay for two people ($1100 value)
In a guest room with a full continental buffet breakfast daily, late 11am checkout, complimentary access to WiFi and the movie channel, and a $90 voucher for your next three-night stay
Sprawling over 32 acres of pristine bushland bordered by lush national park, The Hideaway Retreat is a sublimely private escape in the upper Blue Mountains. Each guest room has a majestic outlook over rainforest-rich escarpments into the wide blue yonder. Take an invigorating dip in the pool before enjoying a hearty continental buffet breakfast each morning, and linger over a luxurious late 11am checkout on the last day. Groupies also enjoy free access to WiFi and the movie channel for the duration of their stay.
First stop is the famous Three Sisters lookout at Echo Point in Katoomba, where nature lovers can take a hike down into the lush valley below, or around the cliff top for magnificent views. See the mountains from a different perspective with a trip down Australia’s steepest train track, the Scenic Railway; or soar across the valleys on the Scenic Cableway, an exhilarating aerial cable car. Alternatively, put your feet up and relax in the serene lodge surrounds, or potter around the great shops in Blackheath or Katoomba. Step back in time among the misty streets, boutiques and tea houses of Leura, where sweet-toothed types delight in a fantastic old-world lolly shop.
The Hideaway Retreat is located on Railway Parade in Wentworth Falls, a scenic two-hour drive from Sydney. Wentworth Falls is replete with cafes, restaurants and pubs as well as facilities such as a chemist, deli, grocery store, newsagent and post office. Larger supermarkets can be found in Katoomba, 15 minutes away.
my friend and I spent 2 fantastic nights, with a clean and comfortable room, great access from ground floor rooms from french doors to pool area, very friendly staff, located in a quiet and peaceful location, close to all bluemountains tourist attractions would highly recommend for some relaxation
– lozzie0531, TripAdvisor
The hotel is tucked away in a very quiet area of Wentworth Falls and we all got a fantastics nights sleep and woke up to birdsong and the sun shining through the windows with a great view of the mountains. Hot buffet breakfast was perfect to start our second day sightseeing
– NSW T, TripAdvisor