Blue Mountains

Feb 6th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Blue Mountains

We will be in Sydney for a week at the end of June, traveling with teens. We are trying to decide between a day trip to the Blue Mountains or an overnight , possibly staying at Old Leura Dairy.
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Feb 6th, 2011, 05:45 PM
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I would stay the night but then I am into nature of all kinds and also appreciate the cultural scene in the mountains. Don't know the Old Leura Dairy.
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Feb 6th, 2011, 06:31 PM
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I also don't know the Old Leura Dairy but I would encourage you to stay overnight too. Nice to hear and see the local birds early in the morning. Plus there is a lot to do in the mountains.

Leura is IMO quite nice. I don't think you could go wrong there.

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Feb 7th, 2011, 01:29 AM
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Another vote for an overnight in the mountains. I personally prefer Blackheath further up the mountains, Leura is just a bit twee for me.
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Feb 8th, 2011, 02:23 AM
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I would also recommend Blackheath as it has the famous world heritage site 'Blue Mountains National Park' that offers lot of attractions.
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Feb 8th, 2011, 05:28 PM
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Overnight for sure. There are heaps of walks and things to do.

I would stay in the Blue Mountains and do day trips to Sydney. But that is just me.

The wind eroded cave is one of my favourite spots.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Thank you for all of your replies. So much to see, too little time.
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Feb 11th, 2011, 12:58 AM
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That can be said for just about anywhere.
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Feb 14th, 2011, 06:17 PM
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I would certainly stay overnight... There are some great walks you could do. I have not stayed at the old Leura Dairy but Leura is a nice place to base yourself. I agree that it is a little twee but many people really like it there. I have stayed in BlackHeath in a pub for a night and it was great.

There is information and pictures of my trip here

If you don't have your own car consider getting a trolley bus ticket for a day and get on and off at each stop.
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Feb 16th, 2011, 10:35 AM
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I agree, stay overnight.
We stayed at Bethany Manor B&B which looks to be 50yds or so from the old dairy. It's a beautiful area. A short walk across the highway bridge to Leura center.
Nice pub in Leura too.
Hope you have a car, KATOOMBA is little bit of a walk from where your staying.

Lovely place to visit, we loved it

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