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Located 60 km from Sydney, the impressive Blue Mountains are so named because of the dense eucalyptus forests that give the sky a blue glow. The mountain range is popular among peace seekers, hikers and nature lovers. During our outback trip from Darwin to Sydney, we stayed one night at Cedar Lodge Cabins, an idyllic spot near Mount Victoria near the Blue Mountains. A very special overnight stay that we won’t soon forget and where we are guaranteed to stay again. Read our experiences now.
Cedar Lodge Cabins
We stayed in lodge number 5. A cosy and atmospheric lodge with a small kitchenette, a sofa, fridge and an air conditioner + heater that allows you to keep the lodge nice and comfortable in winter. We liked the lodge. Inside, it had a cosy character that makes you feel like you’re in Austria or Switzerland for a while. Besides the key to our own lodge, we were also given the key to the Kookaburra room, a shared lounge and games room where you can play pool, poker and pinball on an old pinball machine, among other things.
From the window, we had a nice vista of the countryside where the sun rose beautifully early in the morning. We also looked out onto a part of the lawn where kangaroos can be regularly spotted. Should you travel to the Blue Mountains with your dog, we have good news. At the park, they offer lodges where dogs are also welcome.
The fact that you are staying in the middle of nature is also immediately noticeable when you take a short walk across the park. A few metres from our lodge, we saw dozens of coloured birds flying back and forth and heading for a large open cage. Among them was the Crimson Rosella, a beautiful bird with red and blue colours.
At the front of the lodges you will find a lawn with 2 wooden lounge chairs overlooking the large nature reserve that is part of the Blue Mountains. A beautiful view and beautiful area where you hear and see birds all around you. You come here to completely relax.
After a lovely night at our lodge, we decided to walk back to the grassy field early in the morning, hoping to spot kangaroos. And yes: there were 3 large kangaroos waiting for us. With the rising sun and that gorgeous landscape in the background, it makes for very idyllic pictures. It seems they are regulars, as the kangaroos did not immediately flee upon seeing us. But of course, they were keeping a close eye on us. 😉
Staying at Cedar Lodge Cabins?
If a visit to the Blue Mountains is on your list, we can absolutely recommend an overnight stay at Cedar Lodge Cabins. They are atmospheric lodges in an enchanting place. And the accommodations are also just 20 kilometres from the Three Sisters, the famous rock formation in the Blue Mountains. In other words: a great setting for nature lovers, hikers and people who like to find peace and quiet.