Author(s): SPRY, KATHLEEN & GRINTER, JESSICA
It doesn't get easier than this - just over an hour's drive from Sydney and you enter the beautiful bushland oasis of the Blue Mountains - so unique is the rugged landscape, that the area was heritage listed in 2000. The perfect excuse for a day trip or weekend escape to recharge the batteries and rejuvenate the lungs. It's no surprise the crowds have been flocking to the area for decades to get a piece of this natural wonder of eucalyptus enclaves providing hours of breathtaking (literally) walking trails, antique finds, culinary delights and artistic creations. If you visit during the weekday you will escape the crowds but nonetheless, bring your camera, pack your parker (it gets chilly) and enjoy the outdoors - it's magical all year round.