The Blue Mountains Region is a collection of small villages that make up the beautiful Blue Mountains, a large mountain range known for its 'blue haze' through the treetops. This is a very popular holiday spot being so close to the city yet seemingly so far removed, with a very laid back village atmosphere and beautiful scenery to enjoy.
There are a range of activities to enjoy, or you could just simply relax and explore the boutique shops and restaurants in the villages that go up the mountain. The main commercial centre is Katoomba. Other areas include Leura and Wentworth Falls.
Whether you want to climb the mountains (the shortest trip would be to go down only, taking around 3 hours, and catch the funicular back up again), or simply relax in a cafe, the Blue Mountains is ideal for that relaxing escape. Most hotels are boutique style and offer singles, couples ans limited family accommodation.