Cheap Motels for Families in the Blue Mountains Region NSW

Cheap Motels for Families in the Blue Mountains Region NSW
The Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia, borders Sydney's metropolitan area, starting at the west side of the Nepean River and extending westward as far as Cox's River. The beautiful terrain consists of deep gorges and sandstone plateaus, with eucalyptus trees in higher elevations and temperate rain forests, swamps and button grass reeds in the valleys. Visitors to the area can enjoy nature hikes over thousands of square miles or go spelunking in Jenolan Caves southwest of Katoomba. In addition, there are a number of family style motels in the region that are ideal for budget-conscious travelers.
 

High Mountains Motor Inn & Cottages

This family owned-and-operated motel is close to a bevy of local activities such as horseback riding, golf, mountain bike rentals and is only a 12-minute drive to Katoomba. The property contains 21 ground floor units and two self-contained cottages, plenty of off-street parking and a friendly staff that can help visitors navigate the area. Dining options include a home-cooked hot breakfast brought directly to each guest room as well as a dozen restaurants and cafes serving lunch and dinner within walking distance. Clean and comfortable guestrooms offer queen or twin beds with electric blankets in the winter and feature cable TV with remote, coffee/tea maker, mini fridge, direct-dial telephone, en-suite bathroom and free broadband Internet access. In addition, each family style cottage easily sleeps six and contains two bathrooms, hot tub, BBQ area and log fireplace. The two cabins connect for larger groups, while all linens and towels are provided.

High Mountains Motor Inn & Cottages
193 Great Western Hwy.
Blackheath NSW 2785, Australia
+011 (61) 02 4787 8216
highmountainsmotel.com/index.htm

 
 

Lithgow Valley Motel

This charming motel provides some of the cheapest accommodations in the region, with family style rooms and suites that comfortably sleep up to four. Motel guests will find that the property provides easy access to local points of interest such as the Three Sisters, Zig Zag Railway and Lake Lyell. All 16 units are on the ground floor, with ample car, truck and RV parking, fax service, and complimentary wireless Internet access in the lobby. Meal options include the on-site Valley Japanese Teppanyaki BBQ Restaurant, where meat and vegetables are cooked and eaten off a large tabletop grill, as well as room service for breakfast and dinner offered seven days a week. Spacious guest rooms feature plush bedding, direct-dial telephone, Austar satellite TV, alarm clock radio, refrigerator, toaster, microwave and coffeemaker.

Lithgow Valley Motel
45 Cooerwull Rd.
Lithgow NSW 2790, Australia
+011 (61) 02 6351 2334
lithgowvalleymotel.com.au

Big Trout Motor Inn

This 33-unit, one-floor motel offers relaxing and affordable accommodations in the higher altitudes of the Blue Mountains. Guests are close to many area attractions such as the Jenolan Caves, Kanangra Walls and Kanangra Boyd National Park. Interested parties should also inquire with staff about the numerous daily tour packages that can be arranged, from the Daffodil Festival to the Abercrombie Caves to the Glow Worm Tunnels. An on-site restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, serving a unique combination of popular Australian and Chinese cuisines, while in-room dining is also an option. Each guest room is pleasantly decorated and features queen and/or twin beds, central heating, electric blankets, coffeemaker, STD telephone, cable TV and hair dryer. In addition, two rooms have Jacuzzis and one is handicap accessible. There are also daily housekeeping services.

Big Trout Motor Inn
1 Hampton Rd.
Oberon NSW 2787, Australiua
+011 (61) 02 6336 2100
bluemts.com.au/bigtrout/

 

Article Written By Mark Heidelberger

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 17 years, with recent articles appearing on various websites. He has also written, rewritten and developed dozens of feature-film screenplays and manages a number of film and television writers. He holds a master's degree from University of California, Los Angeles in film and television producing.