Katoomba

Beautiful as well as historic, Katoomba combines its five-star natural wonders with a long list of wonderful lifestyle components. With fresh mountain air, awesome views, a heritage guesthouse or a world-class walk, Katoomba has what you're looking for, just 90 minutes from the heart of Sydney

On the edge of the cliffs at Katoomba, Echo Point offers dramatic views over the Three Sisters, the iconic heart of the Blue Mountains. As well as its awesome scale, the valley at your feet is an open book of the earth’s history stretching back millions of years. 

Scenic World Skyway - Katoomba Area

At nearby Scenic World you'll find of the most sensational rides you’ll ever take, with the Scenic Railway taking you down a near-vertical incline to the depths of the Jamison Valley. Scenic World also includes a 2.4 kilometre Scenic Walkway through rainforest with plants from the Jurassic period.

Jump aboard the Scenic Skyline and journey over the Jamieson Valley for superb views of the Three Sisters and the canyons beyond. Discover more wonders at the end of Minni Ha Ha Road, where a popular hiking trail plunges downhill alongside Yosemite Creek into this Blue Mountains valley with spectacular views from lookouts along the way.

Sun setting over Katoomba and the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park

In the town of Katoomba you will find many restaurants and cafes. Enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Mountains at The Lookout Bar, along with an award-winning list of NSW wines, beers and cocktails. The historic Lilianfels Resort and Spa is a slice of luxury also overlooking spectacular scenery.

Held over three days in March, the Blue Mountains Music Festival draws some big names from the world of blues, folk and roots music. Stock up on wholesome, quality produce at the Blue Mountains Food Co-op. This emporium sells certified organic and foods for special dietary needs.

Close to Echo Point Visitors Centre, the fascinating Waradah Aboriginal Centre celebrates Australian Aboriginal life and culture.  Featuring performance and dance, this absorbing cultural centre is a must see. 

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  1. Witch by Nina Lipscombe

    Thursday 21 March 2019 to Monday 01 April 2019 , Katoomba

    Inspired by witches and the witch hunts, particularly in Salem and the women behind the sinister stories of the past, this exhibition by Nina Lipscombe showcases some of the modern day ‘witches’ she knows – young and old – in order to…

    21 Mar - 01 Apr
  2. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 22 March 2019 to Friday 29 May 2020 , 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…

    22 Mar - 29 May
  3. Old City Bank Bar - Live Music

    Friday 22 March 2019 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.…

    22 Mar - 28 Sep
  4. Susan O'Neill and ANDIE in concert

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 , Katoomba

    All the way from County Clare, Ireland, the prodigiously gifted Susan O’Neill’s soulful and husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful…

    27 Mar
  5. Blue Mountains Radio Players

    Sunday 31 March 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019 , Katoomba

    Come along and enjoy Radio Plays with the Blue Mountains Radio Players. Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays…

    31 Mar - 24 Nov