A Secret side of the Blue Mountains
Most visitors to the Blue Mountains are familiar with popular locations like the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls or Jenolan Caves. While these places offer some great sights and are well established they also attract a large amount of people. As the bus loads of tourists pour into Katoomba every morning, anyone wishing to escape to the mountains for some rest and relaxation might begin to feel like they haven’t even left the city.
Wollemi Wilderness Retreat is situated away from the busy tourist centre of the Blue Mountains in an area of gorgeous bushland that borders the forgotten land of the Wollemi Wilderness. Our private sanctuary provides a completely stress free alternative where you can just relax and forget about day-to-day life.
What’s-more the Bilpin and Mt. Tomah regions (situated in the northern Blue Mountains) have a range of excellent attractions as well – such as the famous Zig-Zag Railway, the beautiful Mt. Tomah Botanical Gardens or the quiet heritage village of Mt. Wilson. All of these are accessible via the beautiful and scenic drive along Bells Line of Road which winds its way through some of the most spectacular Blue Mountains scenery to be found. As you take the journey through this impressive wilderness you will notice a scattering of small communities along the way. These quaint Blue Mountains outposts have built their lively-hood on fruit-growing and farming, retaining the regions unique feel and pace through these more traditional lifestyles.
There are also many breathtaking natural locations only a short drive from Wollemi Wilderness Retreat – the easily spotted Mt. Banks (directions), the Wollengambe River (perhaps the clearest river in the Blue Mountains – directions) and the stunning cliff-top views of the Upper Grose Valley (directions). A little further away are the disused railway tunnels of the Newes area that are now home to thousands of spectacular glow worms (more info).
You don’t often hear about this secret region of the Blue Mountains yet it contains so many hidden gems that will easily impress those who are seeking a more easy going Blue Mountains escape.
Staying at Wollemi Wilderness Retreat you will have the best of both worlds – it’s close enough to the main Blue Mountains tourist attractions (as well as some of the lesser known) but far enough away to provide a place where you can retire from it all and enjoy the seclusion of the real Blue Mountains.