The Blue Mountains: A honeymooner’s guide

bluemountainsimageLess than two hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains, so named for the blue-tinted haze that blankets the mountains, caused by the vast forests of gums secreting a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves, offers honeymooners a romantic setting that feels private and secluded.

If you’re honeymooning during the colder months sipping red wine by the fireplace or a private hot tub overlooking the mountains is a no-brainer, but for the more adventurous there are various activities to keep you entertained.

Katoomba Scenic World is located within the Blue Mountains National Park and offers breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley.

Situated on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the valley it includes the world’s steepest railway, a cableway, a glass-floored skyway and a boardwalk through the rain forest.

Mountain biking has become very popular and several operators will transport bikes to valley floors. Abseiling and canyoning with expert guides are also big attractions for both novices and the experienced.

With this impressive landscape as your backdrop there are also plenty of quaint gift shops featuring confectionary, Australiana, fine art, books and antiques you can visit, as well as tea rooms and small art galleries.

Stay at:Echoes Boutique Hotel. Perched at the edge of Jamison Valley, Echoes is the ultimate spot to take in the entire panoramic vista of the mountains and is just minutes away from Scenic World itself. The intimate B&B houses a superb restaurant and a lavish cocktail bar.

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