Speaking of amazing peaks, the Blue Mountains are named for the delicate azure haze that lingers along the region, which is actually a fine cloud of oil emitted by eucalyptus trees. The mystical mountains are a labyrinth of plateaus, gorges and gum trees
From yoga retreats and surfing breaks, to cycling tours and hiking trips, health-conscious travel has never been so popular. With 'mindful movement' forecasted as being this year's go-to wellness trend by Health And Fitness Travel, luxury hotels, resorts spas and travel organisations are keen to provide for travellers wanting to broaden their experiences, without having to widen their waist belts.
It doesn't matter who you talk to at the New Years Eve party – foodies, hikers, mountain slickers, music fans, history buffs, culture vultures and more – everyone wants to experience the Antipodean magical mountains. In a crowded world increasingly choked with traffic, carbon emissions and electronic bleatings, these rare mountains can feel like a page from the past. In the Bluest of Hills, you will also encountered sublime poetry (thanks to Henry Lawson who scribbled away in a sod-roofed cabin here more than a century ago).
Capertee Valley: Australia's own Grand Canyon - Note that the American GRAND CANYON is not the largest canyon in the world, it is only the one that sits largest in the world's collective mind ... Yet another antipodean hidden gem called caper tee is just a short drive from the Peak ;-)
The Blue Mountains' Autumn’s true glories are experienced through trees: the turning of leaves from greens to fiery yellows and reds; the wine-black clusters of berries and gum nuts on drooping branches; the musty smell of leaf litter as shafts of sun streak the damp earth...
A hidden travel gem, The Peak, provides the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, or to simply escape and unwind at every season not just at Autumn ...
World heritage backdrop – tick. Zen-inspired accommodation – tick. This ‘luxury wellness adventure chalets’ set against Antipodean stunning Southern Tatras aka Alps ticks a lot of lovely boxes ...
With an increasing appetite for adventure secluded spots are high on the traveller's radar in 2018. Simplicity is the latest pursuit for travellers suffering from information overload. Curated, artisanal and authentic experiences still matter, but a much bigger trend will be travelling for pure calm, ease and total decompression.
Perched on the highest point in the Kanimbla valley, Eagle has breathtaking panoramic views across to the Blue Mountains escarpment.
North facing and boasting spectacular views across the Kanimbla Valley, Wallaby has a more private and intimate setting.