The Three Sisters Blue Mountains

Looking to getaway, to escape the city hustle. Why not head to the Blue Mountains, within 1hr 30minute drive or approximately 2hr train ride from Sydney.

Enjoy everything the Blue Mountains has to offer. With incredible historic natural landscapes, amazing mountain views, bushwalking, galleries and museums, picturesque picnic areas, tea houses and vast array of dining options. The Blue Mountains makes a perfect choice for a getaway all year round.


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On a recent weekend getaway to the Blue Mountains we stayed in a gorgeous 2bedroom 2bathroom apartment. The Gateway Apartments Katoomba are very well located in the heart of Katoomba and a perfect choice for those wishing to travel up to the mountains via the train. The Apartments are only a short walk from Katoomba Railway station, with buses, the trolley and Explorer bus basically only steps away from your door.

These brand new apartments have been very well appointed with high quality finishes and amenities. A total of 7 apartments 1x 2bed 2bath with fully equipped Kitchen facilities, 3x1bed 1bath fully equipped kitchen facilities and 3x Studios with bed and bathroom as well as toaster/kettle and microwave facilities (nb: studios are not fully equipped Kitchen facilities) all apartments have internal access to communal laundry, all apartments with complimentary wifi. For more information about The Gateway Apartments visit:

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With the apartments in the heart of Katoomba this making it so easy to go out for a bite to eat or a drink and enjoy evening live music entertainment. We enjoyed an evening drink at The Carrington. There are plenty of dining options to choose from only a leisurely stroll from the apartments or a short drive or bus ride away is Leura, offering plenty more dining and shopping options.

These are a few places we have enjoyed dining at during our weekend visit to the Blue Mountains

Station Bar and Wood Fired Pizza Katoomba – Enjoy live music, handcrafted beer and ciders, extensive list of wood Fired Pizzas

Pins on Lurline Katoomba –Set in a grand historic house Modern Australian cuisine

The Garage Leura – great atmosphere food and wine, exceptional service (highly recommend the lamb shoulder. Amazing…..)

Leura Gourmet – Freshly made juices, great coffee with a beautiful view

Leura Gourmet – Great Coffee with a view    

Attractions/things to do 

The Mountains makes for a perfect getaway all year round, with so many wonderful things to see and do. 

Scenic World is a wonderful way to explore and discover this natural wonder.  Enjoying incredible views of the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley whilst enjoying a ride on the SKYWAY gazing through the glass floor as you float between cliff tops, past Katoomba Falls and the Three Sisters.  Get the adrenalin pumping riding down on the Scenic Railway into the valley or take a more relaxed trip on the CABLEWAY passing Orphan Rock into and out of the Valley.  While in the Jamison Valley enjoy the walkway through the rainforest taking a 10, 30 or 50minute walk ad explore the historic mining exhibits.   

Scenic Railway

Echo Point Lookout (Three Sisters) The Three Sisters is an iconic formation that is a must see when visiting the Blue Mountains in the land of the Gundungarra and Darug People, the traditional custodians of this declared Aboriginal Place, this incredible formation formed thousands of years ago through erosion and set amongst the cliffs of the Jamison Valley. There are many great walks and nature experiences in the area to enjoy.

Three Sisters

Leuralla NSW Toy and Railway Museum take a trip down memory lane with this expansive collection of toys and railway memorabilia. The exhibits are housed in an historic 20th Century mansion set on 12 acres of stunning gardens with interactive railway displays to be enjoyed.

Leuralla NSW Toy and Railway Museum

Cascades Picnic Area this is a gorgeous place to stop for lunch and picnic located in the Blue Mountains National Park, with so many great tracks and trails to enjoy with some wonderful birdwatching and the waterfalls make for a picturesque view.

Cascades Picnic Area

Getting Around

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus with 29 stops in the Blue Mountains Heritage Area, with live commentary and personal service with the driver-guides. There are 3 great value passes to choose from visit:

Public Buses run from outside The Carrington to Echo Point/Three Sisters and Scenic World.

Blue Mountains Trolley Tours taking you to 29 attractions located in Katoomba and Leura


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