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Fast Facts About the Blue Mountains

Discover a tempting combination of breathtaking nature, romantic accommodation, fine restaurants and indulgent shopping within two hours of Sydney, in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Listed National Park.


The temperature at the Blue Mountains varies depending on how high up in the mountains you are. There is generally a 2°C drop in temperature every 300 metres increase in altitude. During the winter months, the average temperature in the Upper Mountains is around 5°C while in Summer, the average temperature is around 18°C. The Lower Blue Mountains has a much warmer climate. The average temperature is 16°C in winter and 29°C during the summer months.

Distance from airport to city centre:

112km (Sydney Airport)

Time Zone:

Summer Time GMT plus 11 hours (October to March) Winter Time GMT plus 10 hours (March to October)

Daylight Hours:

Summer: Sunrise approx. 0530-0600 Sunset approx. 1930-2000 Winter: Sunrise approx. 0700 Sunset approx. 1700-1730


Australian Dollar (A$) = 100 cents
All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia. Visit the Universal Currency Converter

Shopping opening hours:

General opening hours are:
Monday to Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 0900 to 1800
Thursday 0900 to 2100
Sunday 1100 to 1700


General opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday 0930 to 1600
Friday 0930 to 1700
Saturday Some banks are open in the morning
Sunday Closed
Automatic Teller Machines (ATM’s) are available at many places, offering 24-hour banking.

Useful phone numbers:

Emergency/Ambulance/Police 000


It is common to tip at a restaurant to show your appreciation for the food or service. For taxis, tipping up to the nearest dollar is also occasionally practised.

Public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day 1 Jan
  • Australia Day 26 Jan
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday
  • Labour Day Oct
  • Christmas Day 25 Dec
  • Boxing Day 26 Dec


Sydney - approx. 4.2 million
New South Wales – approx 6.7 million

Must-Do Attractions:

  • Three Sisters
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Scenic Railway
  • Jenolan Caves
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • NSW Toy and Railway Museum and Leuralla Gardens

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Leisure Inn Spires
Work 100 Leura Mall
Leura NSW 2780

Leisure Inn Spires is perfectly located at the top of gorgeous Leura Mall in the spectacular Blue Mountains – just over an hour’s drive from Sydney. Set on 3 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, Leisure Inn Spires offers spacious studio apartments as well as self-contained, one and two bedroom apartments.

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Toll Free Reservations: Toll Free 1800 006 927
Tel: Work +61 (0)2 4784 4999
Fax: Fax +61 (0)2 4784 4998

“Cockatoos and gum trees”

charlotteleclerc - via Tripadvisor

Fantastic location, right on the Leura Mall, close to everything, with the bonus of secure undercover parking.

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