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. Open Studio - Sian Thomas Ceramics

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Katoomba

    Come and experience this unique opportunity to visit the Open Studio of Sian Thomas Ceramics. See the pottery, the mosaics and exhibition and sale of the full range of ceramic kitchenware, vases, jugs. Free entry. Time: 10am - 4pm Saturd…

    20 Oct - 21 Oct
  2. Contemporary Gallipoli

    Monday 22 October 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Katoomba

    Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will showcase the touring exhibition Contemporary Gallipoli, an exhibition originally created to mark the ANZAC Centenary in April 2015. The exhibiti…

    22 Oct - 25 Nov
  3. Ghost Tour Katoomba

    Friday 26 October 2018 to Friday 30 November 2018 , Katoomba

    Shiver in ghoulish delight at deliciously dark tales of murder, mishap, convicts, hangings and more as you explore haunted buildings and abandoned cemeteries on a spine-tingling glimpse behind the rugged landscape to discover the rich and s…

    26 Oct - 30 Nov
  4. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 26 October 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…

    26 Oct - 29 Mar
  5. Old City Bank Bar - Live Music

    Friday 26 October 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.…

    26 Oct - 28 Sep