There is something intangible about the mountains that is good for the soul. There is an energy, an inner feeling they create which literally feels like a breath of fresh air. Given they are virtually on the doorstep of the bussling hub of Sydney it’s staggering just how different they are to that environment. From the glorious and expansive views, to the stunning starry skyscape at night, to the variety of artistic creations available this really is an escape from the rat race, from the traffic and best of all from the stress.
The beauty of it though, is a combination of all the above together with the elements of sophistication we have come to enjoy in Sydney. Elements such as good coffee, excellent restaurants, beautifully merchandised stores and delis abundant with local produce, that have become almost a requirement for most to enjoy the area are now entirely catered for, in fact in someways more so than in the city.
Joys for me include the retail therapy in Leura Village, the delis delights at “This Little Piggy Wiggy” in Blackheath and the quirkiness of the decor at The Avalon Restaurant in Katoomba. When you stay at Lavender Majestic in Katoomba you can walk to Avalon Restaurant which means enjoying a number of their delightful cocktails becomes an attainable pleasure.
If you stay at Lavender Manor in Blackheath This Little Piggy Wiggy is but a 5 minute drive away so you can gather goodies to create a delectable platter to enjoy with a glass of red in front of the fire.
Each of our properties in the Blue Mountains enjoy a warm fire for cooler weather which often occurs here in the mountains and can be a refreshing change from the closeness of Sydney. Again the mountains are so close to Sydney and yet the dramatic change in weather that can occur can make you feel as if you’ve escaped to a far off land within 2 hours of driving there.
So don’t be one of those people that lives on the precipice of this amazing part of the world yet never gets there. Plan your next escape to this glorious piece of World Heritage and explore its beauty. Check out our different packages and see which one would suit you best and retreat to another world….
Go on, you deserve it