Sometimes, all you want to do is take your partner and escape to somewhere beautiful. Often those places are too far away, too remote or – when you get there – just a bit of a let-down. The Blue Mountains in New South Wales are certainly none of these.
Just under two hours from Sydney and a host of pretty alpine villages and towns to visit, a couples’ getaway in the Blue Mountains makes for the perfect weekender. As for its beauty factor, there are few places that can contend with the tree-filled grandeur of the Megalong Valley and its abundance of nature. Far-reaching views from sheer escarpments give you a scale of this country that’s hard to find elsewhere.
Rock formations like the Three Sisters and the Kanangra Walls, bushwalks down the Giant’s Staircase and the Grand Canyon Loop, and a wealth of sparkling waterfalls will reconnect you with nature and replenish your energy. And once you’ve had your fill of the magnificent splendour of this famous national park, snuggling up with your loved one in the luxury of a beautiful hotel or perhaps your own tucked-away cottage will set the scene for a wonderful Blue Mountains romantic retreat.