The Hotel: Alpine Motor Inn
Pack the hiking boots and venture to the Blue Mountains, where legs get a workout on the trail while eyes are treated to lush landscapes. Conveniently located in Katoomba, Alpine Motor Inn offers eco-friendly accommodation to all eager trekkers and those who want to take a calm break amongst nature. The hotel constitutes an ideal base for exploring the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, the famous “Three Sisters”, Echo Point, Jenolan Caves, as well as the Jamison Valley. Katoomba Railway Station and the local shops are also a short stroll away.
Holidaymakers can stay in one of the well-appointed rooms which boast reverse cycle air-conditioning, LCD TVs, wireless Internet, and en suite bathrooms. The facilities, such as a dining room, Internet terminal and room service can be also enjoyed on site.
- Bed size/type: one queen bed
- Standard/maximum occupancy: two people (children welcome when using the existing bedding, a surcharge applies)
- The room features a queen bed with white linen, climate control air-conditioning, double glazed windows, tea- and coffee-making facilities, an electric blanket, wireless Internet, LCD flat screen television, in room safe, toaster, iron, and ironing board
The Area: Blue Mountains, NSW
A fresh eucalyptus scent wafts through the deep valleys of the Blue Mountains, where rugged sandstone cliffs catch the sunlight before receding into lush temperate rainforest. Step back in time in charming Katoomba, where art deco buildings, tea rooms, and antique shops loom up out of the mist; or go back many thousands of years with towering ancient rock formations.
Stroll down to the spectacular Three Sisters lookout at Echo Point and take a hike 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 Skyway, an aerial cable car with a glass bottom.
Central Katoomba offers a bounty of cafes, bookstores and antique shops such as Mr Pickwicks, and there are plenty of more adventurous activities available nearby including horse riding, canyoning, and golf. For a drink at the end of a day of exploration head to The Carrington Piano Bar for a spot of live music or instead go to The Clarendon which often features comedy or theatrical performances.