Just 90 minutes from Sydney is Australia's original honeymoon hotspot – the Blue Mountains. Here, you'll discover Australia's historic past and some seriously stunning scenery.
The Blue Mountains makes for the perfect short break, weekend getaway or holiday destination for couples. Whether you are nature lovers, adventure seekers, or just want to get away from the rat race and drop things back a notch.
There is no shortage of bushwalks in the region, with trails to suit all levels of experience. The Blue Mountains National Park is just one of the national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and here you can enjoy spectacular views and a natural world of rare and endangered plants and animals.
Be sure to visit the famous scenic railway in Katoomba, and explore the ancient caverns of the Jenolan caves, around 75 kilometres from Katoomba.
Active couples can go horse riding in Megalong Valley or, abseil in Wollemi National Park. Why not be adventurous and book a mountain bike riding or canyoning tour? More leisurely lovebirds will enjoy wandering the streets of delightful Blue Mountains townships and indulging in the region's buzzing cafe and restaurant scene.
Need to Know:
DO bring the adventure! At Scenic World Katoomba you can experience the breathtaking Scenic Railway (the world's steepest passenger railway) as well as glide between the cliff tops in a glass-floored cable car, leaving nothing to the imagination!
DON’T forget to bring the camera. The highlight for many couples is the view from one of the lookouts, showcasing the majestic mountains, sculptural sandstone canyons and dense valleys.
COUPLES WILL LOVE the scenery, waterfalls, forests and ravines of The Three Sisters as their colours and character changes throughout the day. Try and catch the sunset as the sisters are floodlit each evening to create a sparkling display against the night sky.