Snow, Hot Springs & Wilderness – Blue Mountains Getaway

21st July 2015 at 10:36 pm

Dear Chibi,

This past weekend Hubby and I spent 2 days and 1 night up near the Blue Mountains for a little winter getaway :) A few days earlier, we heard there were several road closures due to ice and snow(!), but luckily it didn’t affect us at all. In fact, there was basically no traffic, woo! We made a short stop at Maccas for breakfast, before heading up towards Katoomba. The higher we went, the lower the temperature. This was way exciting!

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We stopped by Black Heath where we finally saw snow! YAAAAY! It was around 4 degrees here.

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After our snow fun, we did some sight seeing and bush walking down Govetts Leap. We only saw 1 person along the way, so it was a really peaceful walk :D It started off very misty, but the more we descended, the clearer everything became.

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The initial view of nothingness 8D You couldn’t see a thing.

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The fallen trees blocking our path didn’t stop us.

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We’ve never seen snow at the Blue Mountains before. This was pretty sweet!

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TADA! We made it! The climb back up was exhausting though ^^”

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It was around midday now, so we grabbed a simple snack at the cafe before going for one last snow visit :)

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Hubby had a lot of fun with his snowball mashing experience ;D

Now onto the main event! We drove another 45 minutes to Lithgow for the Japanese Bath House/Hot Springs! Its located next to Lake Lyell and the area is so secluded and harmonious! We took a few minutes to take in this beauty :)

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The Japanese Bath House called ‘Sparadise’. What a fitting name ;D

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We stayed here for 3 hours (which was the minimum required time) and kept dipping in the different spas (indoor and outdoor) and steam room on rotation ;D Hubby and I both loved the Hot Springs in Japan, and while this isn’t Japan, it’s the next closest thing we have. It is apparently the only Hot Spring in NSW. Kinda crazy.

The Bath House was a bit small, but there weren’t a lot of people so it still felt comfortable and spacious. It was a bit on the expensive side ($60 per person) but I thought it was worth the experience. It was super fun and relaxing!! Ah…the winter cold air was perfect! We also saw a rainbow.

It was approaching 5pm. It was finally time we check-into our accommodation for the night. It was located on the other side of the lake. We also saw this wombat on the road. Just saying ‘welcome’ I guess ;D

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We stayed with “Eagle View Escape” in their ‘Executive Spa Suite’ and have nothing but good things to say :3 The suite is gorgeoussssss <3 So clean and modern.

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The viewwwwwwwwws.

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We brought along some basic ingredients and cooked dinner in the kitchenette :D I made parsley pesto the night before and added it to the fettuccine and tuna. Served with a warm soup. Too easy!

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mmmm…delish.

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Chocolate Fondue for dessert :3

We woke up the next morning to this gorgeous view of Cox’s river:

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Holy moly, this is unreal.

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We were then promptly greeted by ALPACAS 8D.

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And this little birdie that hopped onto our balcony.

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Another simple meal we prepared for brekky :)

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We had some time in the morning, so we explored the surrounding area and checked out the beautiful scenery…

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..and ended up at the lake. Wow.

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Sadly, it was time to say good bye.

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Such a fun, romantic adventure for no occasion at all. Just because :)

 

 

4 Responses to “Snow, Hot Springs & Wilderness – Blue Mountains Getaway”

  1. kaz says:

    Oh wow! Looks so lovely!!!

    The snow at the mountains looks so cool but scary at the same time!

    Love the photos (and the camera!) Def wanna try this next year ^^

    • Chibi says:

      haha yess! We were really surprised to find such a beautiful area so close to Sydney :)

      The Bath House have plans to expand their hot springs by end of the year so hopefully if you do go next year it’ll be a lot bigger too.

  2. Jacky says:

    Thanks for organising the best blue mountains trip ever wifey =)

    This one will be really hard to top.

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