Luxury Hotels in the Blue Mountains

Stretched out among the ancient, crumpled ranges inland from Sydney, the Blue Mountains once formed a barrier to the westward expansion of the fledgling colony of New South Wales. These days, however, the region is easily reached from Sydney via modern roads and the world’s steepest railway. Towns like Katoomba, built on the edge of precipitous plateaux, overlook echoing gorges and eroded pinnacles. The air is heavy with the scent of aromatics distilled from the endless eucalyptus forests, which give the air the slightly blue tinge that gave rise to the area’s name.

The region’s proximity to Sydney means that 5-star hotel and upmarket accommodation options are in plentiful supply in the Blue Mountains. In this landscape of towering escarpments and dramatic canyons, the luxury hotels, spars and eco-retreats have an ethos based on purity, serenity and rejuvenation: perfect antidotes for the pressures and strains of modern life. In the Blue Mountains you can re-engage with the natural world and rejuvenate your soul in the wilderness. The Blue Mountains also feature a plethora of exceptional food and wine options to reinvigorate you after a hard day’s relaxation.

Below are currently available listings for Luxury Hotels in the Blue Mountains. Click on a hotel link below to view further details, view prices, or to make a booking.

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Hydro Majestic – Blue Mountains

Explore the Blue Mountains from the Hydro Majestic. Located in the small town of Medlow Bath, this luxury hotel proudly shows off its art deco features, surrounded by some of Australia’s most exquisite scenery. This accommodation is perfect for a weekend getaway to indulge in local produce and wine and check out the amazing landscape.

Grand and glamorous is how you would describe each of the room styles that are available to guests. Rich in history, yet with all the modern comforts you love from home, each room features stunning bath products from Appelles, and tea and coffee making facilities. Whether you are on a solo trip to get back with nature, a couple celebrating an anniversary, or looking for the ideal location for a family getaway, then this place offers it all.

Fine local wines are paired with impeccable cuisine at the many dining options available on-site. From fine-dining to Asian-inspired all feature local produce and you are guaranteed to find something for every taste. Families will enjoy Boiler House Restaurant for fresh pizzas and a menu option for little ones.

The hotel concierge will be able to assist you with tours of the area and recommendations on places you should visit. Free parking is available on site and guests can enjoy complimentary wifi throughout the property.

Emirates One&Only – Wolgan Valley

Greater Blue Mountains is the home of the luxury hotel, Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley. Relax and unwind in one of Australia’s most beautiful areas; home to gorgeous wildlife and breathtaking views. With so much on offer at the hotel and experiences in the surrounding area, this is the perfect accommodation for a week away from the city.

Guests can choose from one, two, or three-bedroom villas on the property. All are freestanding, offering guests tranquility and privacy from other guests. No matter which villa suits your needs, you will be able to enjoy relaxing in your own private pool and then cosying up by the indoor open fireplace.

With many food options available in your all-inclusive package, you will indulge in some of Australia’s finest seasonal produce, while having catered to your taste. Each dining option shows off stunning views and is paired with local wines.

With the Wolgan Valley stretching over 2800 hectares, you can find a way to explore it that suits you. The truly adventurous may want to explore the region by four-wheel drive or by horseback. Or why not enjoy an evening wildlife spotting safari? If relaxing and wellness is more what you are after for this time away, check out the variety of treatments on offer at the One & Only Spa or try pilates with the on-site instructor.

Lilianfels – Blue Mountains

Located in the world heritage listed area of the Blue Mountains National Park is the stunning Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa. This luxury hotel is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and is only a 90-minute drive from Sydney. Indulge in the resort’s many facilities and take advantage of the space with relaxing walks around the gardens.

Guests can choose from many styles of rooms all offering luxurious yet comfortable furniture and decor. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms which feature a full-sized bath and Appelles bathroom products. Couples looking for a weekend getaway will love the Deluxe Spa Room which features a corner spa and beautiful views.

There are many choices for food and drink on-site. Enjoy buffet breakfast daily at Orangery Restaurant. Choose from the elegant Echos Bar or The Lounge Bar for pre-dinner drinks, before heading to the award-winning and hatted restaurant, Darley’s Restaurant for a degustation menu. Guests can also enjoy an afternoon high tea in The Lounge in front of the fire while admiring the view of Jamison Valley.

The 24-hour reception will be able to assist you with all your needs including recommendations for some of the best places to visit during your stay in the Blue Mountains. Featuring a Day Spa onsite as well as heated indoor and outdoor pools, you will be guaranteed to leave relaxed and rejuvenated.

The soaring sandstone bluffs, deep gorges, stupendous waterfalls and thick eucalypt forests of the Blue Mountains once formed a seemingly impenetrable barrier to the westward expansion of the fledgling colony of New South Wales. These days, however, exploring the Blue Mountains is easy. From the comfort of your luxury hotel, you can venture out into the wilderness, have some epic adventures, but never be too far from a nice coffee, a languid lunch, or a fancy dinner. Try some of these outings for a start:     

Ride the world’s steepest train

With dinosaur exhibits, an aerial cableway, rainforest walkways, and the world’s steepest railway, Scenic World will give you an adrenaline fix, an introduction to the natural history of the Blue Mountains, and an opportunity to revel in the grandeur of this splendid wilderness. 

Wander in the wilderness…or ride horses

The Blue Mountains are a hikers paradise, with hundreds of kilometres of easy trails leading to spectacular viewpoints and overlooks. Even if you don’t want to venture too far from your luxury hotel, you’ll still be able to find a short walk or two in the fresh, eucalypt-scented air. For a more romantic escapade, go for a horse ride in the hills and pretend that you and your partner are characters in an Outback western.

Visit the Three Sisters

Arguably the most famous attraction in the Blue Mountains, these three spires of layered sandstone are just a short distance from Katoomba (a town that is an attraction in itself). You can stroll out to Echo Point and take in the staggering vista of the ranges during the day, or venture out there at night to see the Three Sisters lit up by floodlights against the black velvet backdrop of the sky.

Go canyoning

If you’ve ever wanted to abseil into a canyon, climb down a waterfall, or slide into a mossy slot via a chute of white water, the Blue Mountains is the place to do it. A number of companies offer full-on, adrenaline-fuelled excursions into the deepest recesses of the ranges, where you can unleash your inner Indiana Jones. 

Nocturnal emissions

After dark, the environs of the Blue Mountains take on a whole new life. You can gaze at the stars from a blanket on the ground, and see glowworms glittering beneath shadowy overhangs and in crepuscular caverns. There are self-guided glowworm walks around Katoomba and Leura, or you can go on a guided eco-tour of the Blue Mountains nightlife.  

Explore the world’s oldest caves

Venture into the Jenolan Caves, thought to be the world’s oldest caverns. The ethereal subterranean depths are brought to life with subtle lighting, guided ghost tours, and passages leading to vast, crepuscular halls where you can experience the total absence of light. 

Sample the local beer

If you and your partner in crime are fans of the amber nectar, there is beer aplenty just waiting to be drunk in the Blue Mountains. From country pubs where you can get to know the locals, to brewery cafes such as the Zig Zag Brewery, you’ll be spoiled for choice if you want a cold one after a day’s exploring.

Coffee culture

Ahhhh…coffee! What could be better than sipping a latte at a Katoomba café, or downing a decaf in a garden overlooking a panorama of rolling hills and blue-tinted air? Throughout the Blue Mountains, you’ll find exquisite coffee in all manner of out-of-the-way places. All you need is a sense of adventure and a desire to follow the back roads and byways to suss out the best shots in the hills.

Take High Tea at the Hydro

The Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath has been welcoming guests to its Art Deco halls for more than a century. Newly refurbished to its original splendour, you and your love can look suave as you sip a genteel cup of tea and enjoy bijoux cakes and sandwiches in the Wintergarden Room, overlooking the Megalong Valley. You could even upgrade your High Tea to include a glass of sparkling Australian wine…and settle in for the evening.   

Ebike the trails

There are some stunning mountain bike trails in the Blue Mountains. But if the big uphill grinds and pell-mell descents aren’t quite your style, you can hire eBikes from various outlets across the region, and take a more sedate ride along tree-lined back roads and secluded forest trails. After all, you’re on holiday. There’s no need to get too strenuous!