Monday, March 9, 2015

A weekend in the Blue Mountains.

On the weekend we drove up to the Blue Mountains to catch up with some family and check out a few of the local sites. To go from the beach to the mountains in a couple of hours is amazing. 
I love that we have all of these beautiful spots so close to Sydney. 


We arrived at Leura around lunchtime and popped into Leura Garage for a quick bite. The floral wall was stunning and the food was pretty good too ;)



We then drove to Echo Point and had a look at the Three Sisters. 
The view is breath taking. All that green!


Of course I had to take a photo of the 3 brothers and the 3 sisters!



 The streets of Leura are lovely and green with lots of interesting shops to browse and cute restaurants to pop into.


We had a browse in all of the shops in the main street of Leura and finished up in the lolly shop
Lots of lollies from our childhoods here!


It was a hot day in the mountains so we decided to head to The Fairmont Resort where we were staying for a swim to cool off. The resort is reminiscent of a country lodge and is really set up for families. They had an indoor and outdoor pool, 2 games rooms, tennis courts, a mini outdoor maze, train rides and movie nights.




Every Saturday afternoon they have a train ride that does a couple of laps of the carpark. 
The boys were happy with that although it would have been nice if they did a tour of the grounds as they are gorgeous and so big.




We decided for dinner in the buffet restaurant as it was quick with the kids. The food was really fresh and lovely and lots of local produce was used. The pumpkin soup was delish!
The dessert buffet was the perfect finishing touch.


After an after dinner run around in the games room we got the kids settled for bed. 
We were all in the same family room which had 2 double beds for us to share. They were so comfortable we all slept in until 9am the next morning. Thank you black out curtains!

After a leisurely breakfast (another fab buffet spread) we headed off for a bit more sight seeing and drove to Medlow Bath to the Hydro Majestic which has recently undergone a huge refurbishment.






We were having lunch in the Boiler House Cafe but as we were a little early it gave us a chance to have a look inside the main restaurant and Pavilion and a wander around the grounds. It was all stunning!
The fresh white really pops against the blue sky and green of the trees.

(Boiler House Cafe)

They also do an amazing High Tea in the most beautiful room overlooking the Megalong Valley. 
I will definitely be coming back to do this!

(Wintergarden - High Tea)

We had a great weekend in the Blue Mountains but of course there is so much more to see and do.
You tend to forget these amazing places so close to home. 
We will be back to do more soon!

Have you been up to the Blue Mountains recently?
Where do you stay? What are your favourite places to visit?

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