Natural attractions at Katoomba
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.
The spectacular scenery of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area surrounds the historic town of Katoomba. Visit the Echo Point Lookout and the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point, and you'll appreciate the beauty of this area – with its famous blue haze that emits 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.
Plenty of easy walking trails depart from Katoomba, or you can join a bushwalk with a local guide. Try a new adventure, such as abseiling, rock climbing or caving. And don't miss out on the thrill of a skyway, cableway, or railway ride at Scenic World Blue Mountains for 360-degree views of the magnificent Jamison Valley.
Katoomba has been welcoming visitors for years, with its comfortable hotels and guesthouses, cafes and pubs. Today, stylish contemporary food is on the menu at cafes and restaurants, and you can buy artisan breads, cheese and chocolates from specialty shops. A range of accommodation includes heritage-listed guesthouses, B&Bs, eco-lodges and five-star hotels.
Family, Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
A family watches the Scenic World cableway go by, Katoomba, Blue Mountains. Image Hugh Hartshorne, Destination NSW
Spa Sublime, Retreat, Accommodation, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Indulge in luxury at the secluded Spa Sublime, Katoomba, Blue Mountains. Image Darren Edwards, Destination NSW
Katoomba Cascades, Blue Mountains National Park
Marvel at the majestic Katoomba Cascades in Blue Mountains National Park. Image Peter Lik, Destination NSW
Conservation Hut cafe
Couple having coffee at the Conservation Hut café. Image Tony Yeates
High Tea, The Carrington
Friends having high tea at The Carrington, Katoomba
Scenic Skyway, Katoomba
Scenic Skyway passing the Three Sisters, Image Chris Jones
Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
Sunset on the Three Sisters, Echo Point, Katoomba. Image Sally Mayman