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. Scenic World presents Dinosaur Valley

    Thursday 13 December 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…

    13 Dec - 28 Jan
  2. Old City Bank Bar - Live Music

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Saturday 28 September 2019 , Katoomba

    Come to the Old City Bank Bar for relaxed entertainment in an old English style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Live Music every Friday and Saturday night. Visit their Facebook page for details.…

    14 Dec - 28 Sep
  3. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Friday 29 March 2019 , Katoomba

    Avalon Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at Katoomba presents the Friday Supper Club – a weekly night of live music, hearty food and classic cocktails at Avalon. Each Friday night, they present local acts, free of charge, who provide music-to…

    14 Dec - 29 Mar
  4. Christmas Under The Stars

    Saturday 15 December 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Come along for a night of celebrating Christmas Under the Stars! It will be a night of carols and performances, food and activities and just a great night out for everyone. Time: 5pm gates open, 6pm preshow, 7pm main carols. Free Entry.…

    15 Dec
  5. Noah's Story book launch

    Sunday 16 December 2018 , Katoomba Area

    How does a child with Asperger’s syndrome experience everyday life? How does it feel to be child who is different? New children’s book Noah’s Story answers those questions and more, and gives children with the condition a tool with which…

    16 Dec
  6. Sensory Concert

    Monday 17 December 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…

    17 Dec - 04 Mar