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 Spectular Motorcycle Tour
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Butterbox Canyon Adventure
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The Butterbox Canyon Adventure experience is not for the faint-hearted. Its tricky abseils, steep gullies and rock climbs make it a formidable challenge for even the most seasoned of canyoning veteran...

Juggler Canyon Winter Canyoning Adventure
from $250.00

Juggler Canyon is a real gem amongst Blue Mountains canyons. With relatively easy access, it provides excellent canyoning that can fit into a half day trip for experienced abseilers....

Super Jump Full Day Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains
from $250.00

For those looking for something a little more than an introduction to abseiling. The Super Jump is 18 storeys of overhanging rock making this abseil an exciting trip even for seasoned abseilers. D...

3 Hour Cliff Drive and Hartley Village Scenic Harley Tour
from $230.00

Enjoy the scenic Blue Mountains from the back of a Harley as you take in the views of The Three Sisters and the beauty of the world heritage listed area. This tour also includes a stop at historic Har...

Blue Mountains and Wildlife Park Full Day Tour
from $155.00

Blue Mountains is a great location just outside of Sydney. Enjoy breathtaking cliff-top views, lush rainforest gullies and towering waterfalls in this amazing World Heritage area. Pat a koala at the W...

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