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Vacation rentals in Blue Mountains

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Blue Mountains

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Blackheath
Wondernest, Blue Mountains

Perched above pristine and secluded bushland, Wondernest is a stylish country home located in the beautiful mountain village of Blackheath. Inspired by Scandinavian interiors this 2 level, 2 bedroom cabin exudes a warm and understated sense of style and luxury. Nestled into the landscape it offers stunning views of the bush from every room and an elevated outdoor deck. In 2021 we were honoured to be selected as one of the top 15 finalists in the Best Designed Stay in Australia.

$274 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Lawson
Double room with en-suite

Furnished double room with en-suite, in quiet family home. Guests are welcome to enjoy the shared verandah and garden, where there is comfortable seating. Complimentary coffee and tea provided. Private entrance, and parking space in front of white gate. 15 minutes' walk to Lawson train station, cafes, and local pub. 25 minutes' drive to the quaint village of Leura, and the tourist attractions of Katoomba.

$42 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Wentworth Falls
Falls Rest- A Wentworth Falls Hideaway

Welcome to Falls Rest, a small romantic cabin in Wentworth Falls in the World Heritage Blue Mountains. The cabin is tucked away at the rear of our property adjacent to the main log cabin but very private. We have thought of everything from the gas log fireplace to the stunning claw foot bath, theres even a 42” smart tv in case you need to catch the latest release on Netflix! There is a compact but practical kitchenette for you to use including a fridge, toaster and kettle. Relax and enjoy.

$143 per night

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Stay near Blue Mountains's top sights

Photo of Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves56 locals recommend
Photo of Leura Cascades Picnic Area
Leura Cascades Picnic Area28 locals recommend
Photo of Govetts Leap lookout
Govetts Leap lookout60 locals recommend
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Echo Point Lookout9 locals recommend
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Sublime Point Lookout17 locals recommend
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The Giant Stairway5 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Blue Mountains

  1. Entire home
  2. Wolgan Valley
Little one
$211 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Katoomba
the inner space ECO lodge
$181 per night
  1. Earthen home
  2. Leura
Strawbale cottage set in bush garden
$103 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Medlow Bath
Melbourne House 1908, Heritage Studio Medlow Bath
$162 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Wentworth Falls
The Shed on Central - your mountain studio
$140 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Medlow Bath
The Canyons Cottage
$109 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Katoomba
Cuckoo’s Nest Accommodation
$134 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Katoomba
Cosy bush cabin
$108 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Leura
Figtree Studio: a hideaway in Leura Village
$104 per night
  1. Tiny home
  2. Mount Victoria
Panaroo - Boutique studio near the mountain top
$125 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Katoomba
The 4th Sister Cottage - Blue Mountains 🍂
$173 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Katoomba
Gowan Brae Cottage
$130 per night

Your guide to Blue Mountains

All About Blue Mountains

Located in New South Wales, two hours west of Sydney, are the breathtaking Blue Mountains, a vast mountain range that combines waterfalls, soaring cliffs, and dense eucalyptus forests. The Blue Mountains get their name from the Eucalyptus trees that veil the mountain tops here. When the sun beams down on the trees and the oil released by the leaves mixes with water vapor, it creates the blue haze for which these mountains are known.

Nestled amongst the trees and tranquil wilderness of the Blue Mountains, you’ll find a collection of small mountain towns, including Bilpin, Katoomba, and Mount Wilson, that buzz with creativity inspired by the rich natural landscape. Visitors are drawn here to explore the many walking trails that span the region, discover what’s underground in the Jenolan Caves, and take a ride in a glass-floored cable car for sweeping views of lush valleys, thundering waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations. The Blue Mountains offers a distinct mix of natural and cultural history and rich, viridescent scenery. Learn about the region’s Aboriginal heritage through well-preserved rock art and engravings, a trip to the Waradah Aboriginal Center, or the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

How do I get around Blue Mountains?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is the main hub for air transit to this region, operating a wide range of domestic and international flights. There are public transportation options available from the airport to the Blue Mountains, including train and bus routes, although services may be limited, especially if you’re trying to reach one of the more rural towns. While there are shuttle, taxi, and ride-hailing services available, renting a car is the most flexible option for exploring the Blue Mountains’ must-see sights and the mountain towns dotted around the region. If you’re driving from the airport in Sydney, the journey will take around one hour.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains typically experience temperate spring and fall seasons — September through November and March through May — and boast bright sunshine, blue skies, and balmy weather, with rich shades of ochre and orange woven throughout the region during the fall. As many of the Blue Mountains’ sights and activities are outdoors, these seasons provide some of the best conditions for enjoying everything the region has to offer. You can expect temperatures to peak in December and warm weather to remain through February. Visiting the Blue Mountains during this time of year increases your chances of spotting the dazzling display of glow worms and fireflies illuminating the night skies with their stunning bioluminescent glow. Temperatures start to dip when fall turns to winter, so if you plan to visit between the months of June and August, be sure to pack extra layers to keep warm.

What are the top things to do in Blue Mountains?

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah

Make your way to Mount Tomah, one of the mountain towns in the region, to explore the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden — the only botanic garden within a UNESCO World Heritage Area. The expansive, cool-climate garden spans 622 acres of alpine forests, wilderness, local fauna, and hundreds of plant species from around the world. Sweet scents and gentle birdsong accompany the spectacular, panoramic view of the Blue Mountains.

Leura Cascades

Pack some snacks and make the trip to Leura Cascades for a picnic amid the towering eucalyptus trees and a walk along Leura Falls Creek to Leura Falls. Several walking paths can be accessed from Leura Cascades, taking you through Leura Forest to Katoomba or along the cliff tops to Echo Point. The tracks can be challenging, but you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of waterfalls and Jamison Valley.

Three Sisters Walk

Head to Katoomba to the unique Three Sisters rock formation, which soars over Jamison Valley and is of great cultural significance for the Aboriginal people. The paved walking path allows you to get an up-close look at the iconic Three Sisters and provides some of the best views in the Blue Mountains National Park. Make your way to the Echo Point Lookout viewing platform for stunning panoramic views. Along the walking track, you’ll encounter several lookout points, each offering scenic and sweeping views of the verdant landscape.