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. Katoomba’s Paragon Café is a traditional favourite, a legend for its afternoon teas as much as for its decor. This opulent, glittering café is an outstanding example of Katoomba's Art Deco style, with ornate panelling, chandeliers and Oriental carpets.

Along with cottages and boutique guest houses, the historic Lilianfels Resort and Spa is a slice of luxury overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in the Blue Mountains.

Lilianfels Resort and Spa - Katoomba

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. 

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Blue Mountains Portraits

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 , Katoomba

    Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is celebrating the Blue Mountains community with a major portrait exhibition of local personalities and community members. Over forty artworks in a broad range of styles and media such as painting, photograph…

    26 Feb - 11 Mar
  2. Lunar New Year at Scenic World

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Katoomba

    Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Scenic World with visitors from across the globe from February 16 – March 4. This Lunar New Year go head to head with the Scenic World team in their annual Ping Pong Pro tournament held daily from 11am – 2p…

    26 Feb - 04 Mar
  3. Moving Histories: Future Projections

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 , Katoomba

    Moving Histories: Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacin…

    26 Feb - 11 Mar
  4. Six Foot Track Marathon

    Saturday 10 March 2018 , Katoomba

    The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail. The race is a fund…

    10 Mar
  5. Blue Mountains Music Festival

    Friday 16 March 2018 to Sunday 18 March 2018 , Katoomba

    Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba, see and hear world cla…

    16 Mar - 18 Mar