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Sydney's Blue Mountains set for bumper winter in 2021 as domestic holidays boom

Bookings for short-term rental accommodation in Sydney's Blue Mountains are surging as holiday makers continue turning to domestic travel with overseas trips remaining off the cards for most Australians in 2021.


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Image: Incredible Katoomba Hideaway with Log Fire and Sun Deck


As at the beginning of June, available nights for MadeComfy's Blue Mountains properties for the next two months are increasingly being booked out, with weekends particularly popular with Sydney-siders seeking cozy mountain escapes away from the city. At the rate of current bookings, we're forecasting an average occupancy rate over the next two months upwards of 85%.

The Autumn, Winter and Spring periods are traditionally the peak season for short-term rental accommodation in the Blue Mountains, and 2021 is set to supercharge the popularity of the region as domestic travel continues to thrive.


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Blue Mountains Short-Term Rental Market

Despite the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions last year and the 2020 Summer Bushfires, the Blue Mountains experienced high demand for self-contained, private short-term rentals in 2020, achieving record average nightly rates in December 2020 and January 2021 above $260 across all property sizes, following the easing of travel restrictions toward the end of the year.


Blue Mountains average daily rate trend

February 2019 - February 2021

Data source: AirDNA

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airbnb katoomba blue mountainsImage: Family Retreat In Top Blue Mountains Location



Top Blue Mountains Suburbs for Airbnb and short-term rentals

  Average occupancy rate Average daily rate
Katoomba 72% $226
Blackheath 67% $260
Leura 67% $278
Wentworth Falls 70% $273
Mount Victoria 67% $234
Medlow Bath 76% $308
Faulconbridge 69% $166
Blaxland 93% $117
Hazelbrook 65% $108

*Winter 2020: June - August 2020. Data source: AirDNA.


Katoomba, Blackheath and Leura topped the list for most popular Blue Mountains Airbnb destinations in Winter 2020, and are set to repeat their lucrative run for property owners on the short-term rental market this year with a shortage of quality accommodation supply to meet rising demand.


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Thinking about listing your Blue Mountains property on the short-term rental market and take advantage of the peak Winter and Spring peak seasons?

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