Are you wondering what a romantic getaways Blue Mountains idea looks like? If you’re looking for a weekend out of Sydney then we’ve found the best places to have an awesome break, actually 30 ideas for you to consider.
Who would have thought there’s 30 ideas to keep you and your loved one not only entertained but you’ll come home rejuvenated that you’ll be planning your next trip in no time!
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This Blue Mountains accommodation doesn’t get much better than staying in a treehouse at the Love Cabins. They have seven different types of accommodation that’s hidden away from the rest of the world so you can really get away from it all.
Love Cabins also offer a romance package which includes roses, chocolates and champagne for $280 a night. This would be a great option to impress for a romantic weekend away from Sydney.
Fancy horseriding in Blue Mountains? And horseriding in the Megalong Valley? And high tea for lunch? Sounds like the perfect romantic day out in Blue Mountains to us!
Centennial Glen Stables offers an awesome horseriding 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 an experience of horse riding.
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.
If you’re looking for the best hikes in Blue Mountains or lookouts, check out this post below!
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.
5. Go for drinks at Aunty Ed’s in Katoomba
Aunty Ed’s is a relatively new retro themed restaurant in Blue Mountains that you’ll want to make sure you head over to. They specialise in burgers but it’s their drinks and live music on the weekends that you really want to go there for. Make sure you try out the Hot Cider, it’s absolutely amazing!
6. Go for a swim at Minnehaha Falls
Although Minnehaha Waterfall is currently closed until further notice due to the stability of the rocks, keep an eye on it here for when it reopens. At the moment you’ll get fined if you’re caught attempting to go here.
But when Minnehaha reopens, it would be the perfect romantic swimming spot when visiting Blue Mountains in Summer.
7. Spend the day at a Blue Mountains spa
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!
8. Hike to Hanging Rock
One of the best walks in Blue Mountains is the hike to Hanging Rock and Baltzer Lookout. It’s an easy one hour hike which brings you out to one of the best lookout points in the Blue Mountains. Bring a picnic with you to make it extra romantic 🙂
Check out our video below!
9. Go to a yoga couples retreat
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 perfect doesn’t it? Put it on your list for a romantic getaways Blue Mountains trip.
10. Relax in a Japanese Bath House
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 $70pp it honestly doesn’t get much better!
11. Take a picnic to the best gardens in NSW at Breenhold Gardens
Although it’s only open for a few weeks during Spring and Autumn, 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.
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 rainforest.
We also love the cable car which is the steepest in the world and of course the walkway which takes you right into the Jurassic rainforest.
13. Have high tea at the Megalong Valley Tearooms
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!
14. 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.
15. Go on a short hike at The Three Sisters
If you’re wanting to go on a short walk, we recommend the 800m walk over to the Three Sisters where you’ll come up close, you’ll be able to walk right over to them.
16. Go For Dinner & Cocktails At Bootlegger Bar
If you’re looking for a gorgeous new 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!
17. Hike down to the bottom of Wentworth Falls
One of the best hikes in Blue Mountains has to be the hike down to the bottom of Wentworth Falls. 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.
Victoria Falls in Blue Mountains is a romantic waterfall in Blue Mountains you need to visit! Bring a picnic to win extra brownie points!
19. For the adventurous lovers
Those who love a bit of adventure should check out some of the best canyons in Australia which all lie in Blue Mountains. It would make a different romantic getaways Blue Mountains trip for sure! Find out more in the post below.
20. High tea at the Hydro Majestic
High Tea at Hydro Majestic costs just $55 pp and has absolutely 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.
21. Check out the vintage shops in Katoomba
If you’re up for just hanging out in Katoomba, we recommend checking out all of the vintage shops on the main street. There’s so many gems to be found, we doubt you’ll find anything like it in Sydney!
22. Take a picnic to Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades is another ideal spot for a picnic, and a starting point for walking to a variety of other waterfalls and lookouts, including Leura, Linda, Lila, and Bridal Veil Falls, and the Copelands Lookout and Fly Fox Lookout.
23. 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.
24. Find the glow worm tunnel
Fancy going on a 20 minute hike into the glow worm tunnel in Newnes? This part of the Blue Mountains is so beautiful, you’ll want to come back time and time again. Arrive early to get the tunnel all to yourself.
Read more about the Newnes glow worm tunnel below.
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.
26. Stay in an awesome Blue Mountains accommodation option in a Bubble Tent
Another amazing Blue Mountains accommodation that will surely leave long lasting memories is the Bubble Tent based in Capertee (also pictured in main featured image). 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.
Prices start from $370 a night but we think it’s worth it for this unique Blue Mountains accommodation option.
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27. Forget Jenolan Caves and check out Wombeyan Caves instead
Although Jenolan Caves are amazing, we prefer 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!
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.
29. Hire a beautiful vintage car
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!
30. Grand Canyon Walk Blue Mountains
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 the below post to prepare yourself for it.