It's not the "Back o' Burke". The Blue Mountains is reachable within 1 1/2 hours drive of most of Sydney, plus great transport in the way of trains to the mountain as well. Plus the great variety of accommodation and serenity of the area.
I'm not sure what your trying to say here Anon (Richie Rich).
At the risk of speaking for other people, the comments that I have received are along the lines of the venue being difficult for interstate visitors who are flying into Sydney and then having to find their way to a place not particularly handy to the airport.
This has necessitated extra costs, time and difficulty that could have been avoided with a little more thought and consideration.
This is the feedback given to me on the venue and I trust that it is useful for future consideration. I know it stopped more than one person from attending . . .
As always, you cannot please everyone and I am sure that the venue will be fine on the day.
Perhaps next time, this could be taken into account?
Have fun and I hope that it is a great success for all those who attend.
We are going to Boot Camp as well and we actually live in Hobart so don't be put off by the location.
I think it is good once in a while for folks to get out of their comfort zone!!
Now down to the accommodation.
The Chalet is walking distance to the Hydro Majestic. Their phone number is 02 47881122.
Alternatively they have told us they can run us over there.
Green Trees Cottages also have a cottage in Medlow Bath telephone 02 47878511 and again it is a 5min walk.
If you have no luck with then Blue Mtns Tourism is 1300 6534088. Tell them you want to stay in Medlow Bath. The other Mercure is too far away.
We intend to get the train to the Blue Mtns. If you intend to do the same you will need to catch a train from the country terminal at Sydney - you can actually train it in from the Airport. MAKE SURE you get one that stops at Medlow Bath, it is one stop after Katoomba Stn. Not all the trains stop at Medlow Bath. The people at both accom places I gave you will pick you up from the train stn.
As a foot note...I have never been to The Blue Mtns before and no I don't work for The Blue Mtns Tourism..I just did my homework.
Look forward to meeting you.
Thanks for the info Glenys.
I am from Brisbane and will be attending the second boot camp in September. I am one of those who feels that maybe Sydney was a better spot for out of towner's. I'm not sure about extra costs Sim but I bow to your wisdom. For me it was more an issue of getting there and trying to minimise some of the costs. I am sure it will be worth whatever the travel arrangements necessitate. I look forward to hearing from Rick and others at thew weekend and maybe meeting some of you.
Stumbling blocks are just stepping stones to the successful.
Here is a web address that might be useful.
have a look at "Cosy" "Privacy" and "Flower Dell". They all appear to be in Medlow Bath.
Don't leave your accom too long before booking because if it is hard to come by in Winter, imagine what it will be like in Spring. The Hydro Majectic is very popular for weddings and that is the reason they are booked out in August.