Katoomba (Part 1)

This weekend I fell in love with Katoomba and the Blue Mountains. After only a few hours of taking in the town and its  views I was scouting the real estate agents' front windows displays looking for a little cottage to make my own. It's only wishful thinking, but Katoomba and it's town-next-door Leura are such lovely spots and the perfect distance from the city too - far enough to really feel the restorative benefits of a getaway and close enough that the 7:18 train from Sydney's Central Station get you up in plenty time to catch the morning light and and intense mist blanketing the breathtakingly sapphire-tinted Jamison valley.

Catherine Roberts