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Alpine fun near Blue Mountains holiday homes to rent

Featuring an array of outdoor activities and charming towns, the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia offer something for everyone. The dramatic scenery in this rugged region includes steep cliffs, waterfalls and dense forests. As if that wasn't enough natural beauty, the mountains got their name from the blue haze created when sunlight hits the eucalyptus trees. For a dose of culture, escape to the mountain villages filled with galleries and gardens. Your Blue Mountains vacation rental also puts you just 90 minutes from the bright lights and bustling streets of Sydney.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Blue Mountains holiday rentals

All aboard! Soak up the breathtaking mountain views with a ride on a passenger railway or a glass-floored cable car that sails high above a gorge. For a less nerve wracking foray into nature, set out for a leisurely stroll through the lush grounds of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden in the village of Mount Tomah. If you have culture vultures staying in your Blue Mountains vacation rental, make sure you pay a visit to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre in Katoomba, which features dance performances and artwork by Aboriginal artists from across Australia.

Activities

What to do near Blue Mountains holiday homes

Get ready to get moving! Hikers hit the jackpot in the Blue Mountains, where trails range from easy loop trails, to challenging three-day tours. One of the most popular trails in the mountains gives you an up-close view of the region's iconic Three Sisters sandstone rock formation. The mountains are also a popular spot for rock climbing and rappelling. If you're in search of something more relaxing, head to the village of Leura, known for its art galleries and shops, before retreating to your Blue Mountains vacation rental for a good night's sleep.

Weather

Best time to travel to Blue Mountains holiday homes

The weather in the Blue Mountains varies based on elevation, with the lower villages experiencing overall warmer conditions. Katoomba, the mountain range's largest town, sits at 1,010 metres and offers very mild summers, with daytime highs averaging around 22 degrees. During winter, the highs rarely top 10 degrees and evening lows can drop into the negative range. Snow is rare although the mountains usually get a dusting of powder about two to three times a year. The Blue Mountains can get pretty damp at higher elevations, garnering about 105 centimetres of rainfall each year.

Natural highlights

Barking up the right tree – exploring dense mountain forests

The lush landscape of the Blue Mountains includes everything from babbling creeks and rushing waterfalls, to sprawling valleys and jagged sandstone plateaus. Trees play a major role in the region as well. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the famed Corridor of Oaks, an area featuring trees planted by Australian Prime Ministers, and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, home to the area's iconic Wollemi pines. You'll even find natural wonders below the surface of the Blue Mountains. Take a tour of the Jenolan Caves and you'll see a dizzying array of dramatic stalactites and underground rivers.

Family friendly

Family-friendly activities near Blue Mountains holiday rentals

Families with children will have no shortage of things to do in Blue Mountains. Holiday homes are close to places like Scenic World, a mountainous locale with cable car rides and railways for unique views of the landscape, and the Leura Cascades Picnic Area, a recreation area with a network of walking tracks to small waterfalls and cliff views. Kids will also like the Glowworm Tunnel Road, an old railway tunnel with resident glow worms that illuminate it.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Blue Mountains holiday homes

Couples will love the romantic locations in Blue Mountains. Holiday rentals are available near places like Three Sisters, a clifftop lookout point with views of landmark sandstone peaks, and Wentworth Falls, a scenic destination with rigorous trails leading to a hidden waterfall. You’ll also like Echo Point Plaza, a lookout with sweeping views of the mountains and valley.

Where to stay near Blue Mountains?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 763 holiday rentals near Blue Mountains. From 436 Houses to 216 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Blue Mountains is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Blue Mountains?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Blue Mountains. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Leura: 559 holiday rentals
  • Mount Victoria: 554 holiday rentals
  • Katoomba: 564 holiday rentals
  • Blackheath: 587 holiday rentals
  • Wentworth Falls: 556 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Blue Mountains! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Blue Mountains?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Blue Mountains with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Leura: 559 holiday homes
  • Mount Victoria: 554 holiday homes
  • Katoomba: 564 holiday homes
  • Blackheath: 587 holiday homes
  • Wentworth Falls: 556 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Blue Mountains?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Blue Mountains are:

  • Mudgee Airport (DGE): 129 holiday houses
  • Wollongong Airport (WOL): 862 holiday houses
  • Bathurst Airport (BHS): 67 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Blue Mountains?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Blue Mountains. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Leura Cascades: 621 holiday rentals
  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: 620 holiday rentals
  • Jenolan Caves: 293 holiday rentals
  • Katoomba Scenic World: 612 holiday rentals
  • Three Sisters: 609 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Blue Mountains listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Blue Mountains

Leura
559 holiday rentals
Mount Victoria
554 holiday rentals
Katoomba
564 holiday rentals
Blackheath
587 holiday rentals
Wentworth Falls
556 holiday rentals
Oberon
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Lithgow
43 holiday rentals
Medlow Bath
563 holiday rentals
Megalong
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Rydal
32 holiday rentals
Springwood
55 holiday rentals
Hartley
212 holiday rentals
Little Hartley
262 holiday rentals
Meadow Flat
18 holiday rentals
Glenbrook
38 holiday rentals
Woodford
350 holiday rentals
Jenolan Caves
293 holiday rentals
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Sodwalls
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