Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges, Blue Mountains, Australia

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Parklands is one of the Escarpment Group’s four classic Blue Mountains heritage hotel experiences, including the iconic and recently renovated Hydro Majestic, the elegant Lilianfels Resort & Spa and Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant. All offer exceptional dining experiences highlighting the freshest of regional produce.

Set within beautifully landscaped grounds in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area just 90 minutes from Sydney, Parklands has an elegant feel from the moment you enter the grounds. The gardens feature towering majestic pine trees – some planted over a hundred years ago – gravel driveways and seasonal flowering gardens with sweeping lawns. The main house has seven garden cottages, as well as the superb day spa, and all are exemplary after an extensive refurbishment. Our large loft cottage is well appointed with amenities, a toasty gas fireplace with a day bed overlooking the woods and garden, while the ground floor garden suites have pretty courtyards. We spend a lot of time in the main house cottage, reading in the charming and comfortable lounge room, fueling up for the day in the breakfast room or dining in the beautiful Lakeview Restaurant. The day spa also captures our attention and is a calming environment with a tempting menu of treatments – best enjoyed after a walk to nearby Govett’s Leap Lookout.

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