Near Wattle Cottage is Kookawood, a beautiful stone and timber house, that is also available for anyone looking for a rural retreat.

With breathtaking views from almost every vantage point there is hardly a need to leave the property. However, we did manage to do a bit of exploring while we were there.

Five minutes down the road is Lake Lyell, a great spot for camping, fishing and swimming.

A little bit further down the road again is Lithgow, a small city nestled in one of the many valleys in the area.

No trip to the Blue Mountains would be complete without visiting The Three Sisters. Unfortunately there was a bush fire a couple of days before we arrived and some of the walking paths were closed, but there were still spectacular views to be had from Echo Point.

And while you’re in the area a quick trip to Wentworth Falls is definitely worth it. ❤