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23 Ideas For Romantic Getaways In Blue Mountains 2022 Guide

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Trying to plan romantic getaways in Blue Mountains but unsure where to start? If you’re looking for a weekend from Sydney then we’re here to help!

Let us help you plan the ultimate romantic getaway so you can spend time wine tasting, hiking, indulging in a beautiful spa and staying in beautiful places from heritage blue mountains spas, to private bush cabins, romantic hotels and even tree houses. Combine that with gorgeous activities, and you’ll be in for a relaxing and romantic weekend away.


1. Go horse riding in the Megalong Valley

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Fancy horse riding in Blue Mountains in the Megalong Valley? And high tea for lunch? Sounds like the perfect romantic day out in Blue Mountains to us!

Centennial Glen Stables offer an awesome horse riding package from 10am-4pm which starts at the Kanimbla Valley and ends at the Megalong Valley with a stop off at the Megalong Valley tea rooms for lunch.

We love the idea of doing something different and being able to surround yourself right in the heart of the Blue Mountains with this experience.


2. Watch the sunset at Lincoln’s Rock

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Both times we’ve been to Lincoln’s Rock we’ve seen loads of couples having professional photographs being taken. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset and you can get some awesome photos on the ledge above.


3. Go to the cinema at Mount Victoria

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Forget the big cinemas and come to a family owned local cinema in Mount Victoria which was built in 1934. Mount Vic Flicks gives you a taster of the Australian country picture theatre culture and offers up homemade choc tops, hot soup and more.

If you’ve not been to a community cinema before, Mount Vic Flicks will certainly get you hooked! It’s just a 17 minute drive from Katoomba to get there.


4. Go for drinks at Aunty Ed’s in Katoomba

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Aunty Ed’s is a fun retro themed restaurant in Blue Mountains that you’ll want to make sure you head over to. They specialise in burgers but it’s the drinks and live music on the weekends that you really want to go there for. Make sure you order the hot Cider, it’s absolutely amazing!


5. Go for a swim at Minnehaha Falls

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Looking for romantic swimming holes in Blue Mountains National Park? You can’t go wrong with the beautiful Minnehaha Falls. If visiting in Summer, get there early as it gets busy. The 4.2km walk will take about 1 hour total return but it’s worth it.


6. Spend the day at a Blue Mountains spa

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If all you want to do is spend the day relaxing in Blue Mountains, we don’t think there’s a better way to do it than at Lilianfels Resort & Spa right in the heart of Katoomba.

Lilianfels Resort & Spa is known as the only 5 star resort in the Blue Mountains and would make the perfect romantic retreat from Sydney. There are plenty of packages to choose from starting at around $350 a night.

If you want to just visit the day spa in Blue Mountains, there are plenty of packages to choose from starting at $250 such as; the Volcanic Stone Ritual, the Gentlemen’s Oasis and the Outer Beauty Inner Health Retreat.

Check out their video below!


7. Hike to Hanging Rock

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One of the best walks in Blue Mountains is the hike to Hanging Rock and Baltzer Lookout. It’s an easy one hour hike (one way) which brings you out to one of the best lookout points in the Blue Mountains with panoramic views. Bring a picnic with you to make it extra romantic! Just make sure you read our Hanging Rock Guide before going there.

Check out our Hanging Rock video below!


8. Go to a yoga couples retreat

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Need some time out to rejuvenate and take care of your wellbeing? Happy Buddha Retreats offer up weekend retreats from $399 which includes a twin share room, healthy veggie meals, yoga and meditation classes, bush walks and a swimming pool with cracking views to help you stop and relax. Sounds like the perfect Blue Mountains romantic getaway right?


9. Relax in a Japanese Bath House

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If you’re looking to impress your loved one on a beautiful Sydney getaway, then you must go to Sparadise the Japanese Bath House in Blue Mountains. It’s a gorgeous place complete with five outdoor hot pools. One pool is even in a cave overlooking the legendary Blue Mountains views. For $80pp it honestly doesn’t get much better as you’ll be spending the perfect romantic getaway away from the city here.

Check out our Japanese Bath House video below!


10. Take a picnic to the best gardens in NSW at Breenhold Gardens

Romantic Blue Mountains getaways don’t come any better than at the absolutely stunning Mount Wilson. Although it’s only open for a few weeks during Spring and Autumn (which is the perfect time to visit), Breenhold Gardens in Mount Wilson is absolutely beautiful and a place you need to visit with your loved one or family. Wonder around the huge gardens and make an afternoon of it, honestly romantic couples will love it here.

You’ll certainly feel like you could be back in England here in either Spring or Autumn. And, you’ll see why loads of Hollywood Movies are filmed here too, check in our Hollywood Movies Filmed In Sydney Guide.

Check out our Breenhold Gardens video below!


11. Have fun at Scenic World

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Located in Katoomba, Scenic World offers up loads of fun attractions like the steepest railway in the world (pictured above). If that makes your stomach flip, check out the skyway which takes you right over the Blue Mountains National Park.


12. Have high tea at the Megalong Valley Tearooms

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Fancy going for a high tea that doesn’t break the bank? Welcome to Megalong Tearooms, a great little tearooms that’s famous for their homemade scones and knockout views. Afternoon Tea starts from just $17.50 per person which is great value. We also recommend ordering a slice of apple pie with whipped cream, looks incredible!


13. Spend the afternoon at Blackheath Lookout

Blackheath Lookout must be one of the best lookout points in the whole of the Blue Mountains area. We recommend coming for sunset and if you’re lucky, you might see some para-gliders there too which makes for amazing photography and a great memory from this perfect romantic getaways Blue Mountains idea.


14. Go For Dinner & Cocktails At Bootlegger Bar

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If you’re looking for a gorgeous bar and restaurant in Katoomba, go check out Bootlegger Bar. We stopped by for some drinks and they’ve got a fantastic cocktail menu. The food looked good too!


15. Hike down to the bottom of Wentworth Falls

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One of the best hikes in Blue Mountains has to be the Wentworth Falls walk. It takes exactly 1 hour at slow walking pace to get to the very bottom of this track. There are a lot of steps to walk down but it’s a stunning walk and one you’ll be telling all your friends and family to go on.

If you’re visiting in Summer, take your swimmers and go for a romantic swim underneath the waterfall. But, make sure you read our Wentworth Falls Hike Guide before you go.

Watch our Wentworth Falls video


16. High tea at the Hydro Majestic

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You can’t go wrong with High Tea at Hydro Majestic which is home to knockout views of the Megalong Valley. The famous hotel was built in the early 1900’s and is a legendary place that’s popular with tourists but it’s also an awesome romantic getaways Blue Mountains idea that will keep everyone happy.


17. Go to Hargraves Lookout

One of the best lookouts in Blue Mountains is Hargraves Lookout which is next to Blackheath Lookout. It offers incredible views overlooking the Megalong Valley and it’s a bit of a more lesser known lookout so there shouldn’t be crowds. Check out our Best Lookouts in Blue Mountains Guide to discover more of our favourite views.


18. Go Cider tasting in Blue Mountains

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If you love cider, you’ll be pleased to know there is not one but two cellar doors open to the public which are just a 1 minute drive away from each other. Bilpin Cider and Hillbilly Cider are two well known NSW ciders and you can go straight to their farms in Mount Wilson for the afternoon.


19. Check out Jenolan & Wombeyan Caves

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Although Jenolan Caves are amazing, there’s something pretty special about the neigbouring Wombeyan Caves as they are much quieter and are absolutely beautiful. You can either do a tour or a self guided one and will pretty much get them to yourselves like we did!


20. Go on a helicopter tour in Blue Mountains

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Want to really impress someone without actually having to go to the effort to get to the Blue Mountains? Book your helicopter flight to take you from Sydney CBD passing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and out to the Parramatta River before stopping off at the Blue Mountains.


21. Hire a beautiful vintage car

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How amazing would it be to hire a gorgeous vintage car like this 1968 Jaguar aptly named Penelope for a spin with your loved one? We honestly couldn’t think of anything better!

You can hire out Penelope, Shelley or Sophia from Vintage & Classic Car Hire in the Blue mountains. A day’s hire will set you back $890 but we think it’s worth it!


22. Grand Canyon Walk Blue Mountains

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If you’re only up for doing one hike on your romantic getaway in Blue Mountains, we recommend going on the Grand Canyon walk. This 2h30m hike is known as the walk in the Blue Mountains for it’s various terrains from the Australian bush which takes you into a rainforest thought to be over 1 million years old.

It’s an incredible sight but make sure you read our Tips To Know Before Doing The Grand Canyon Walk before you go.


23. Uniquely romantic hotels

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Stay in a tree house

This Blue Mountains accommodation doesn’t get much better than staying in a treehouse at the Love Cabins for a romantic escape. They offer a range of packages to choose from so you can surprise your loved one when you get there. Remember, it’s a tree house so don’t expect the luxury amenities you’d get in a five star hotel, you come here for the experience and to be immersed in nature.

Stay in a bubble tent

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Another amazing Blue Mountains accommodation that will surely leave long lasting memories is the Bubble Tent based in Capertee. With total privacy over looking the world’s second largest canyon, this is a bucket list option everyone will want to add to their list.

Both places mentioned above are well known for anyone looking to propose, and if you need some more tips, check out our Best Places To Propose In Sydney Guide.

Need more romantic hotels to consider? Check out our Where To Stay In Blue Mountains Guide.


More Blue Mountains Guides

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Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Blue Mountains section to see a full list of guides. Here’s some to get you started.

Where to Stay in Blue Mountains

46 Best Things To Do In Blue Mountains

10 Best Blue Mountains Lookouts You Can Drive To

How to Spend a Weekend Hiking in Blue Mountains

30 Best Hikes in Blue Mountains


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