Blue Mountains Bush & Beyond

One of the great things about heading up into the Blue Mountains, is that they’re full of little hidden weekend spots that are easy to find, yet feel so remote that you’ll almost think you’re the first person to discover them. Here’s a few that Sydney Weekender’s Lea Wilson experienced for herself:

The township of Lawson is about a 15min drive to the east of Katoomba, and it’s home to one of the most stunning and underrated walks in the whole of the Blue Mountains.

The South Lawson Waterfall Circuit is a 2.5km looping trail that takes you to four beautiful waterfalls: Adelina Falls, Cataract Falls, Junction Falls and Federal Falls. These are elegant, cascading creeks that run through sub-tropical rainforest, which largely has been left untouched, and the sounds of these waterfalls echo around the valley walls. It’s a little mountain treasure. Hannah is a Blue Mountains local, who knows all the hidden, secret locations where you can have a picnic you’ll never forget. She’ll find the perfect spot for you and your special someone, and set up comfortable rugs, cushions and provide delicious food and wine, from the best local producers.

Built in the 70s, these cabins near Blackheath were designed to have a minimal impact on the local environment, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be sleeping rough. There are family cabins that are really comfortable, but also have uniquely designed bunks so the kids will feel like they’re on an adventure. There’s also smaller cabins nestled in the bush, where couples can feel like they have the entire Blue Mountains to themselves.

It’s perfect way to forget about your weekday life, and completely unwind.

Check out Jemby Rinjah Eco Lodge in Blackheath here, and Picnics by Hannah here.