Katoomba is at the heart of most of the stunning natural attractions that make up the Blue Mountains National Park.You can admire deep valleys, sandstone plateaus, waterfalls and native animals from the many walking trails and lookouts near Katoomba.
Katoomba is one of the historic towns that's surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Visit Echo Point Visitor Information Centre and lookout and you'll appreciate the beauty of this area with its famous blue haze that's emitted from the vast eucalypt forests. For an introduction to the rare plants and animals found only here don't miss The Edge, a six-storey cinema screen that showcases the grandeur of the Blue Mountains.
There are plenty of easy walking trails departing from Katoomba; or join a bushwalk with a local guide. Try a new adventure such as abseiling, rockclimbing or caving. Don't miss the thrill of the Scenic Railway and the Scenic Skyway for 360 degree views of the magnificent Jamison Valley.
Katoomba has been welcoming Sydneysiders for years with comfortable hotels and guesthouses, cafes and pubs. Today, stylish contemporary food is on the menu at cafés and restaurants and you can buy artisan breads, cheese and chocolates from specialist shops. A range of accommodation includes heritage-listed guesthouses, B&Bs, eco lodges and five star hotels.