Katoomba is an historic town that is surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the World Heritage Blue Mountains. Known for its bushwalking, lookouts and the iconic Three Sisters.

The area is famous for its heritage listed guesthouses and luxurious resorts offering spa treatments, natural therapies and great dining experiences. Its main street has cafes, restaurants, antiques, shopping and collectibles.

Home of the famous Scenic World, where you can ride the Scenic Railway (world’s steepest incline railway) the Scenic Cableway and the Scenic Skyway which offers 360 degree views of the magnificent Jamison Valley.

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains World Heritage Interpretive Centre. A high-tech, interactive exhibition which explores the natural as well as the social landscapes of this unique area.

Visit the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centre located at Echo Point and pick up all the latest information and suggestions for things to do and see in the area. The centre is open daily from 9am. (Closed Christmas Day)

Quick Facts

Katoomba is a suburb of Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It is located approximately 84kms from the capital Sydney covering an area of 22.148 square kilometres. Katoomba has a recorded population of 7964 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Katoomba we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Katoomba and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.