Your travel guide to a wellness weekend in Sydney, NSW
Rise bright and early before taking a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Head to The Darling hotel, where you can leave your luggage.
For breakfast consider Orchard St in Manly, founded by a naturopath and known to be the pioneer in the holistic wellness cafe space. They offer a range of healthy and organic food, herbal medicines, and the company’s signature juice cleanses.
From here, take an easy 2.5-hour train ride from Central Station to Katoomba, with stunning views along the way, including deep canyons of orange sandstone cliffs. Alternatively, you can hire a car to drive to the Blue Mountains in just under an hour.
Once you get to Katoomba, take advantage of the Blue Mountains’ hop-on-and-hop-off bus so you can go from attraction to attraction. Stops include Gordon Falls Lookout, with views to the back of the Three Sisters – the majestic sandstone turrets of Aboriginal significance.
Giant Stairway is a popular walking track in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains. It’s a descent of 998 stairs from Echo Point to Honeymoon Bridge, which connects to the first of the Three Sisters.
At Scenic World, experience the thrilling Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger train in the world. Then stroll the Scenic Walkway, the longest elevated boardwalk in Australia, and glide above the treetops on the Scenic Cableway, the steepest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.