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As the Blue Mountains area of Australia is EXTREMELY popular and we are subject to ongoing roadworks on the Great Western Highway around Lawson. we suggest that you try to avoid the traffic buildup on sunny days that occur around 10.30 am to 12 noon and coming back at about 3.00 to 4.30 pm.  So leave home earlier and aim to travel to Leura/Katoomba and arrive before 10.30 am.   When you have to check out of your Blue Mountains Accommodation, kick back a bit at at a nice cafe and leave after 5.30 pm or better still, have a meal at one of our many brilliant restaurants and return totally stress free in the evening.   Alternatively take the train anytime for a great ride in the comfy Blue Mountains Trains that go hourly from Central Station. Stations are right in the centre of Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Blackheath.

Travel to your bed and breakfast or self contained cottage in the Blue Mountains by road or train. traffic is much lesser on weekdays, The Blue Mountains accommodation rates are reduced for week days and you can get some great bargains for mid-week stays. We categorise stays from Sunday to Thursday nights as mid week for setting rates.

We love to see you but if it is a weekend as soon as the news hits the TV, everyone and their dog jumps into the car to see the snow and it is bedlam on the Great Western Highway.  The roads can also close after Katoomba occasionally so check out the road conditions at the Live Traffic NSW website anytime.  Best of all, catch the Blue Mountains Train for a trouble free journey.  Stations are right in the centre of Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Blackheath.

This could not be much easier.  Take Parramatta Road from the city and take the transition to the M4 motorway.  Follow the F4 or the Great Western Highway from Parramatta via Penrith, Glenbrook & Valley Heights. Either bypass or visit the charming village of Springwood and then on via Hazlebook, Lawson & Bullaburra.  Then you will find yourself at Wentworth Falls where the upper mountains areas really begin. You can either bypass or vist, then next is Leura (where our office is) and Katoomba.  Allow 2 hours from Central Sydney to Katoomba - the heart of the Blue Mountains.

The Blue Mountains are a relaxing 2 hour train ride from Central Station. See the Blue Mountains Railway pages. You can get an ExplorerLink ticket which covers the return CityRail train trip to Katoomba as well as all-day travel on the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. 

You can purchase your ExplorerLink ticket from any CityRail station on the day you want to travel.

There are numerous buses right near most bed and breakfasts and holiday cottages in the Blue Mountains, enabling you to see the sights without having to drive around.  Allow about $20 for a day pass that will allow you to hop on and off as you please.

Blue Mountains Explorer This bus operates on a continuous hourly circuit from Katoomba station to 27 of the main mountains attractions.  You can get on and off as often as you like at places like Scenic World, the Three Sisters, Leura Cascades and Everglades and at other spots that are within easy walking distance of some wonderful lookouts. The ExplorerLink ticket also includes entrance to the Edge Cinema - a unique 40 minute documentary about the Mountains shown on a giant six-storey screen.

Fantastic Aussie Tours offer all sorts of local tours.

Katoomba -Leura Taxis (02) 4782 1311

Well you have hit the jackpot here - we have 100 different self contained cottages and Bed and Breakfast establishments to offer.  Howver at peak times, even we can find it difficult to place everybody, so it is best to book early to avoid that last minute scramble to find your Blue Mountains Accommodation.  Simply got to our home page and enter your details into our simple search and it will bring up everything that is available.

What people say about us!


Hi Geoff,  Thank you for your courtesy email.  I wanted to send you a message to show our appreciation of how smoothly the whole booking process went and also to let you know what a lovely time we had at Lynton Cottage.  What a beautifully comfortable cottage to spend our week in the mountains.  Loved the decor and the light-filled ambiance.  Would not hesitate to stay here (or another of your properties, should this one not be available) next time we visit. 

Warm regards, Nicole

Hi Geoff,  Just wanted to let you know that we had a great stay at Leura Bungalow.  It was perfectly suited to my family - warm and cosy with everything we could possibly need. And located just down from the Mall meant we often walked up to the shops rather than drive.   And your booking system and customer service was great and just so easy. Love it.

Many thanks, Kellie

Hi Geoff,  We wish to pass on our sincere thanks to the owners of Dukis House. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay in the Blue Mountains which was made even Better with the accommodation provided by them.   It exceeded our expectations with every detail carefully thought through providing every comfort We would need.  We would certainly rebook this accommodation when we return to the Mountains. 

Thank you for your easy booking website and efficient service provided by your company. 

Kind regards, Jacqui

Thanks so much Geoff - we are all really excited about our mini getaway- you've been super helpful. 

Cheers, Janet

Hello Geoff,
We would like to thank you for making our booking and stay so easy at White Cottage.  We have used many holiday booking sites and none have come close to yours in regard to seeing immediate availability, promptness of reply and organisation of keys and info.  It was refreshing not to have to wait days to hear whether a property was available, or to turn up at paid accommodation to be told the booking was non existent! Due to the nature of our business we usually book a few days away at the last minute, usually this is not an option when booking a cottage, so we are very grateful to you for setting up this fantastic booking service.  We have been telling everyone we know!  We will be back hopefully not too far away. Almost forgot! The accommodation was absolutely fantastic and just what we were looking for.

Thanks Again, 
Kind Regards, 
Ron & Sharon.

Thanks for confirmation of the booking and I want to say how impressed I am with your new web site. I found it so easy to find available accommodation for the specified dates and the information for the properties was very comprehensive. 


Allow me to congratulate you on your site. I book a lot of stuff from the computer, both here and overseas, and your's is very user friendly and informative. Well done!!


Dear Geoff,
Thank you for all your help with the accommodation I booked at Darjeeling House for last weekend.  We had a fabulous time.  The house was absolutely perfect and I will be recommending highly.  We had such a wonderful weekend.  Thank you very much.  Your organisation re: key, map, communication etc., was outstanding. 

Much appreciated, 

Dear Geoff, 
I just want to thank you for your great arrangement of our booking.  We enjoyed our stay over the weekend at Cedellands.

Best Regards,

Thanks Geoff for the follow on email after our wonderful stay in the Observatory Cottage.

We had a lovely stay in a top class accommodation. It was very clean, neat, and very well appointed. We will definitely be coming back to stay in this cottage and will also inform our friends. 

Thank you also for your prompt correspondences and all the information you provided in the area. It certainly came in handy when we were looking for places of interests and trail walks.


Dear Geoff,

We do want to thank you for all your help in making our stay a good one. The plumber came, fixed the hot tap, clued us in to the mystery of the gas oven, and we are grateful for your promptness in all this. The fact that you were contactable at any time for problems made this holiday a really enjoyable one.   I am happy to recommend Blue Mountains Getaways to friends. We loved the house. 

Thank you,

Thanks Geoff. 

Our stay at the White Cottage was lovely. Everything was perfect. We'll definitely come back and will use your website for searching accommodation.


Thanks Geoff....we were very happy with everything involved in staying at Holmcroft. Firstly the choosing of the property as I find your website easy to use and to check availabilty/cost and see pictures of the houses to help decide. Then the info on payment,key retrieval and support while staying was good too The payment process was great as we had only to pay the full amount and no deposit required. The actual property was wonderful and we plan to stay there again. I don't believe we left anything behind but appreciate that if we had it wouldn't be an issue. The house was very clean,well equipped and comfortable. We had a lovely stay and it was perfect for our family of 7 adults(kids and partners etc) I would certainly use your website again for a stay in the Blue Mtns and also recommend it to others.

Thanks again, Jane

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