Cafes, Accommodation and Things to do to Compliment your Stay in the Blue Mountains links


Blue Mountains YHA, Katoomba

BMB Can highly recommend this YHA for the best value for money on the Mountains and use it myself when hosting multi-day tours.Stay at the award-winning Blue Mountains YHA hostel and enjoy the comfort of the log fire, cosy warm rooms (many with ensuite), large kitchen and free Wi-Fi hotspot (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), or have the place to yourself in the self-contained one bedroom apartment. Located in the heart of Katoomba, Blue Mountains, the adventure capital of NSW, this YHA is ideal accommodation for families, backpackers and those that love to share experiences. Beds from $28.
If you are making your way to the Blue Mountains, head to the YHA Australia website for all its other amazing accommodation locations

Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

Want to live it large while in Katoomba. Check out these swish and extravagant digs…without the extravagant price tag. Here is what they say:
Restored to its former grandeur, this heritage listed hotel is a local landmark offering the elegance, luxury & charm of yesteryear. Spacious guest rooms & Suites are offered in an array of different styles, catering for all tastes and budgets. The Carrington is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a convenient base from which to explore the surrounding World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Rooms from $135!

The Fairmont Resort, Leura

Trip Advisor rates this 4/5 with 2500 review. This is the cream of the Blue Mountains. Here is what they say:
On the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, located only 90 minutes’ drive west from Sydney, Fairmont Resort is the pinnacle of upscale accommodation in Leura, one of the most charming upper-mountains villages in Australia.
Embrace our unparalleled leisure facilities and conference venues, the award-winning Fairmont Resort is ideal for romantic getaways, family escapes from the city, stunning weddings, iconic dining, and cutting-edge business retreats. Rooms for $200!


Blue Mountains Adventure Company (BMAC)

When a long-established business offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, they are putting their money where their mouth is. BMB love these guys!! They offer all things adventure in the Blue Mountains. The owner Dylan is one of the nicest and most knowledgeable Yoda’s of the mountains.
In the words of BMAC:
100 satisfied with your experience – if part of your adventure doesn’t meet your expectations – let us know and we will fix it for you. If the issue remains unresolved – if you aren’t completely satisfied by our response – we will refund you for the part of your trip that you were not satisfied with.

Blue Mountains Guides

Blue Mountains best boutique adventure experience. They offer all adventure type experiences (and then some). Owners Mark and Ruth are all time great and know how to provide a unique experience…here’s what they say:
As a small, locally owned and operated family business, Blue Mountains Guides endeavours to bring you memorable experiences on every tour. We want you to feel like a local as you travel with us. We live, work and play in this unique ancient land. Our goal is to share our love and knowledge of this World Heritage National Park, to encourage you to walk, explore, and find peace in the heart of this amazing wilderness.

High n’ Wild Australian Adventures

The lads here know how to get the blood pumping. Super experienced with over 28 years of experience (that’s older than most of your reading this). Here is what they say:
We have been operating since 1989. We run daily tours in the Blue Mountains including Abseiling (Rappelling), Rock Climbing, Canyoning, Bush Survival courses and Bush Walking. After a twenty year working partnership with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA), High n Wild is now based inside the Blue Mountains YHA. We can now offer you an adventure experience combined with the convenience of accommodation literally at our door.
We love that they have a long-term relationship with the Blue Mountains YHA.

Food… Yum Yum Yum!

Yellow Deli, Katoomba

BMBs number 1 recommendation! Trip advisor has it at 4.5/5 after 1000 reviews. Unique and absolutely relaxing, you will be back again and again. My wife and I actually had our wedding in their Picton (Sydney), Café – The Common Ground Bakery. They are friends for life!