The Blue Mountains Are a Vacation Paradise Only Two Hours From Sydney

Only two hours from Sydney is a truly amazing wilderness. The Blue Mountains are an excellent place for a vacation as there is something for everyone. Blue Mountains accommodation is scattered through this accessible and exquisite place.

The region has been designated a World Heritage Park and draws lovers of the natural world from far and wide. They travel there to appreciate the ancient and dramatic rock escarpments, various kinds of forest, heath lands, canyons, waterfalls and the wealth of wildlife. You can find experienced guides available for hire or it is simple to get out and enjoy the wilderness unaided on the many trails which are clear and well signposted. If you enjoy the countryside but can not or do not hike there is a new driving tour. It has been well designed to take in the best known attractions and take you through some remote scenery. The roads are all well surfaced and feature many places to pull in and admire the scenery. There are also a number of detours which the more intrepid can take to view a few of the wilder places.

The park is a popular place for family vacations because of the variety of places and activities it has to offer. For children it has several places with adventure parks and play centers. For the entire family there is a famous zig zag steam railway and a cable car with glass bottom cars. There are many interesting and picturesque villages with shops, museums, caf├ęs and tea shops. Concerts are held regularly in one of the caves with good acoustics. There are also ancient caves with rock paintings and beautiful formations. The Blue Mountain arts scene is flourishing so there are several galleries and craft shops.

For the adventurous the region is something of a playground. The list of possible activities includes; Horse riding, climbing, canyoning, abseiling, mountain biking and adventure caving. There are a number of tour companies specializing in adventure pursuits who can cater to the newbie and the adrenalin junkie.

There are so many beautiful areas and attractions in this vast national park that choosing a place to stay is no easy task. Obviously you can move around and stay in multiple places to cut down on daily traveling and widen your experience. There are a number of travel agencies operating in the area so you could book an all inclusive tour and have the benefit of a guide. They run adventure tours in 4x4s and bespoke tours with private transport. The park also has some bus services. They run all around the area and you can get on and off them anywhere.

Whether you would like to have self catering accommodation in order to enjoy the award winning restaurants in the area or full board accommodation, there is a lot of choice. The region has everything from resorts with great facilities to simple log cabins. There are exclusive historic hotels at the high budget end and caravans and budget hotels for the budget traveler. You can also get spa retreats and country clubs for those seeking a tranquil getaway.

All these kinds of accommodation can be reserved on the internet. There are several websites dedicated to the area with photographs, videos, maps and information.

There are many small town offering accommodation in the Blue Mountains, Katoomba is the largest and most central. You will find a good range of Katoomba accommodation available for all budgets and tastes. The region is easy to access once you are there and even before, via the internet.

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