Katoomba

Katoomba is in New South Wales, Australia. It is on the Great Western Highway 110 kilometres west of Sydney.

Coal mining brought settlers to the region in the 1800s, and in 1878 the once ramshackle collection of dwellings known as Crushers became the town of Katoomba.

Before World War I, Katoomba started to attract holidaymakers, who were drawn to the area by the mountain air. The town blossomed into a tourist centre that boasted a number of guesthouses and retreats.

Three SistersKatoomba is the main tourist centre in the Blue Mountains with a variety of things to do. You can get great views of the famous Three Sisters from Echo Point. Just west of this is the Scenic Railway, an old coalmining train built on an angle of 45 degrees, and the Scenic Skyway which travels 200m above the valley.

Katomba MountainsFrom the bottom of the valley you can take a wonderful mountain walk. It is beautiful just to see part of it, although it is worth walking for the full 6 hours to the Ruined Castle rock formation.

KatoombaSouth West of Katoomba is the Kanangra-Boyd National Park where you will find the Jenolan Caves. Although parts of the limestone caves are yet unexplored, you can visit parts of them.

Katoomba has manyy hotels, hostels and guest-houses, the oldest and most prominent of which is the Carrington Hotel, established in 1882 and occupying the highest point in town.

The nearby village of Leura also features numerous well-appointed hotels and health spas.

Featured Katoomba Activities and Tours

Blue Mountains Abseiling and Canyonning Full Day Adventure
from $250.00

This full day abseiling and canyoning adventure day. The day starts with abseils of 5m,15and 30 metres. After lunch we head into Empress canyon. There are water jumps, swims, wading and more water ju...

Six Foot Track Guided 3 Day Walk Jenolan Caves to Katoomba
from $1199.00

Our fantastic 3 day guided pack free Six Foot Track Walk journeys from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. Winding through State forests and national parks, the 6 Foot Track walk follows ...

Host A Murder Mystery Event
from $25.00

In this activity the group is immersed in an unforgettable whodunnit and each person is a murder suspect who is treated to a colourful, entertaining night of drama and suspense that is interspersed th...

Sydney Harbour, Coast, and Iconic Blue Mountains Scenic Adventure Flight
from $479.00

There is no better way to really appreciate the natural beauty of this city and its surrounds than from the air and there is no more comprehensive Sydney scenic flight than this one. Amazing low-level...

Two Day Australian Outback Station Farm Stay, Rest and Relaxation Adventure
from $1239.00

Take a beautiful scenic flight from Sydney to Corynnia Station, situated on the edge of the Great Australian Outback on the famous Hay Plains. Your overnight Outback Farm Stay includes flights, meals,...

Blue Mountains Spectular Motorcycle Tour
from $260.00

"Freedom" That's what it's all about! Out through the open roads onto the Western Freeway gives you the ultimate feeling of freedom. These bikes just love the open road. The smell of the mountains ...

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