Located just 90 minutes’ drive from the centre of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are ideal for a weekend trip. It’s far enough away to enjoy getting out of routine, but not so far that you’ll spend half your getaway just getting there. You can visit cosy tearooms and world-class spas to indulge in a weekend of pampering, or ramp things up with a bit of abseiling, canyoning or riding the world’s steepest train incline. A particular highlight has to be the SkyWay: a glass floored cabin that crosses the Jamison Valley canyon. This ride offers incredible panoramic views of the Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters from 270m above the ground.
Written by: Jennifer Hacker
Photo credit: James Horan; Destination NSW