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. 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. 

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  1. Yulefest in the Blue Mountains

    Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018 , Katoomba

    The magical winter time (June, July and August) is Yulefest in the Blue Mountains where many venues offer traditional Xmas style celebrations. While cold winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm 'Mountains' hospitality, log…

    20 Jun - 31 Aug
  2. Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People

    Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018 , Katoomba

    The exhibition features work by Mary Alice Evatt, artist and cultural advocate, who was married to Dr. Herbert Vere ‘Doc’ Evatt, Justice of the High Court of Australia and prominent Labor party politician. Evatt was an influential and co…

    20 Jun - 24 Jun
  3. Out of Bounds

    Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Sunday 01 July 2018 , Katoomba

    Out of Bounds, featuring Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline, Hannah Bath, Chris Carmody and Nick McKinlay uses play and field studies as creative research tools to look at how the built environment effects the way …

    20 Jun - 01 Jul
  4. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 22 June 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-di…

    22 Jun - 29 Mar
  5. The Goon Show Live! at Yulefest

    Saturday 23 June 2018 to Saturday 14 July 2018 , Katoomba

    Join the lads for their sixth annual appearance at Yulefest Blue Mountains. The stories of Neddie Seagoon, a rotund and short (Duck’s Disease, the curse of the Seagoons!) idiot. This tour de overacting, incorporating lots of sound effect…

    23 Jun - 14 Jul