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. Lunar New Year at Scenic World

    Friday 01 February 2019 to Sunday 17 February 2019 , Katoomba

    Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Scenic World with visitors from across the globe from February 1 to 17. Scenic World’s front plaza will be a hive of activity as the main forecourt is transformed into a vibrant table tennis arena for the…

    01 Feb - 17 Feb
  2. Relax and Awaken Weekend

    Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 17 February 2019 , Blackheath

    Relax and Awaken Weekend in the beautiful quiet village of Blackheath, Blue Mountains and it’s going to be a wonderful time to take a break from busy life to stop and connect your surrounding, to draw a breath of fresh air and to feel a…

    16 Feb - 17 Feb
  3. Drawing, Painting Classes for Adults

    Monday 18 February 2019 to Monday 01 April 2019 , Katoomba Area

    Do you want to learn how to draw and paint as a hobby or even take your skill to a professional level? This is a less intensive and relaxed class suitable for hobbyists and those who would like to enjoy the experience of painting in a…

    18 Feb - 01 Apr
  4. Sensory Concert

    Monday 18 February 2019 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…

    18 Feb - 04 Mar
  5. Painting Realism In Oils

    Tuesday 19 February 2019 to Tuesday 02 April 2019 , Katoomba Area

    The aim of this course is to help you master the use of this versatile medium focusing on still life, portrait and Landscape Painting in a realistic style. Although acrylics are accepted, certain techniques will be harder to achieve. To…

    19 Feb - 02 Apr
  6. In Passing - Jean-Luc Batchelor

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Springwood

    Pieces that people normally only get a fleeting moment to interact with presented in a manner to encourage further viewing. Stickers attached to street signs, posters on bus shelters, images on shirts – these pieces of art are barely…

    21 Feb - 24 Feb