Luxury Escapes in the Blue Mountains

For an indulgent getaway, the Blue Mountains presents luxury at its most alluring, with pristine nature and breathtaking vistas of the World Heritage-listed wilderness providing a fitting backdrop to five-star resorts, elegant restaurants, soothing spas and secluded romantic experiences.


Luxury highlights



Historic charm

First opened in 1904 as Australia’s first thermal spa resort, the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel perched on a ridge at Medlow Bath transports guests to the golden age of travel, with grand period touches such as plush furnishings, massive fireplaces, spectacular chandeliers and picture windows to soak up the incredible views. Reopened in 2014 after an eight-year refurbishment, the Hydro remains one of the Mountains’ most evocative places to visit. The Wintergarden plays host to the Hydro Majestic Afternoon High Tea with panoramic Megalong Valley views.

Aerial view of the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains

Located in the former home of the sixth Chief Justice of NSW, Sir Frederick Darley, the five-star Lilianfels Resort & Spa presents luxurious lodgings within manicured gardens. Home to the multi-award-winning Darley’s Restaurant and an in-house health spa that offers a range of relaxing treatments, the historic country mansion makes for an opulent stay abounding with comforts. 

Exterior view of Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Katoomba in the Blue Mountains

Another impressive vestige of the past is the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba, a heritage-listed hotel dating back to 1883 with spacious rooms and timeless elegance. Also in Katoomba, Hotel Mountain Heritage offers impeccable comfort, romantic fireplaces and views of the Jameson Valley from the restaurant.

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains in Leura, Katoomba in the Blue Mountains

Rooms with a view

For an intimate getaway, escape to Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant in Katoomba. The hotel has just 14 rooms, each with a marble bathroom fitted with either a rain shower or spa bath. The Echoes Day Spa offers an extensive list of luxurious treatments and a compelling reason to leave the comfort your suite.

Couple enjoying a drink and views of the sun setting over Blue Mountains National Park from Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, Katoomba

On the edge of the breathtaking Jamison Valley, the award-winning Fairmont Resort & Spa, an MGallery by Sofitel property, features panoramic views, gardens and walkways, and a variety of leisure facilities including outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool and hot tub, near the adjoining Leura Golf Club.

Things to Do and Places to Stay