Katoomba Area

Katoomba, two hours from Sydney by train, is home to some of the Blue Mountain's most stunning natural attractions. Enjoy stunning panoramas and the Three Sisters at Echo Point Lookout. Nearby is Scenic World, where the world’s steepest passenger railway, the Scenic Railway turns the thrill factor up by descending more than 300 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest on the floor of the Jamison Valley.

At Katoomba’s Echo Point, the towering rock stacks of The Three Sisters have defied the elements, standing tall and strong while the cliffs eroded around them. According to Aboriginal dreamtime legend, three beautiful sisters were turned to stone by powerful magic to save them from marriage to three brothers, a transgression of tribal law.

Scenic Skyway, Scenic World in Katoomba, Blue Mountains

With its wide choice of places to stay and dining options the Katoomba area makes a great base for exploring the surrounding towns, including Faulconbridge, Springwood, Leura, Blackheath, Mount Victoria and the Megalong Valley. Boutique guesthouses are a local specialty.

Hiking, mountain biking, abseiling, rock climbing, caving and horse riding are just some of the selections from the region’s wide repertoire of adventure activities. Local adventure operators have the equipment and expertise to take you of the beaten track and show you a side of the Blue Mountains that few are ever privileged to see.

Cliff Drive is a looping, swooping, roller-coaster road that hugs the edge of the cliffs high above the Jamison and Megalong Valley, with never a dull moment in all its 22 kilometres. The drive links several famous attractions including the Three Sisters at Echo Point and the Scenic Railway.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Garden Safari - Kids Self Guided Treasure Quest

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Friday 30 November 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Can you find the five trail stops? Follow the map to explore the Garden and enjoy fun hands-on activities. Learn about some weird and amazing plants, then answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize! Kits available from…

    18 Nov - 30 Nov
  2. Contemporary Gallipoli

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Katoomba

    Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will showcase the touring exhibition Contemporary Gallipoli, an exhibition originally created to mark the ANZAC Centenary in April 2015. The…

    18 Nov - 25 Nov
  3. Scenic World presents Dinosaur Valley

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Monday 28 January 2019 , Katoomba

    Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Now they’re back! Dinosaur Valley is coming to Scenic World this summer, bringing the Jurassic rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs from November 1 to January 28. Awaken your…

    18 Nov - 28 Jan
  4. Sensory Concert

    Monday 19 November 2018 to Monday 04 March 2019 , Katoomba Area

    People with sensory issues that prevent them from attending public events such as concerts can immerse themselves in a specially designed live music performance. To be held on a weekday during school holidays to cater for aged care…

    19 Nov - 04 Mar