We’ve already told you about a couple of delightfully unique accomodation experiences in Sydney including stargazing bubble tents and haunted hotels. Now it’s time for round two and this could be the most unique getaway from Sydney yet. Built into the top of a towering cliff and carved into a natural rock platform in the Blue Mountains, this cave-like lodging overlooks the Blue Mountains National Park — NSW’s most visited, so dreamy mountain views are guaranteed. Once the day turns to night, enjoy the starry sky above with plenty of cosy spaces for socialising. Think a modern spin on the Flintstones with all the comforts of a luxe stay at the Enchanted Cave.
Enchanted Cave, Bilpin
If you can’t afford an Italian holiday right now, why not give this hidden cave a try instead? The entrance to the Enchanted Cave goes through a round hobbit-like wooden doorway, just for an extra sprinkling of magic. Once inside, you’ll notice dramatic concrete arches in the cave, singing birds, a checkerboard pattern natural stone floor and a primitive-looking living area with breathtaking 360-degree views of towering mountains, lush forests and sandstone cliffs. The local wildlife, environment and history are a source of inspiration for the hand sculped features throughout the cave.
If you fancy a weekend in the woods but with some functionality, just step inside the spa-bath and enjoy a relaxing soak still surrounded by impressive views. Other features of the cave include expansive decks, a kitchenette and a central queen bed. A fireplace at the cave will turn a chilly evening into a snug and comfortable one which is a real drawcard here. It’s sprawling yet cosy and ideal for a romantic trip away from the city or a fab alternative if you’re keen to reconnect with nature. Best of all, it’s conveniently located just an hour and 30 minute drive from Sydney.
The Enchanted Cave can be booked here.