The gateway to the stunning Blue Mountains and one of the most visited areas in the region, the historic town of Katoomba delivers an abundance of natural attractions and a tranquil way of life.
Katoomba is located 102 kilometres east of Sydney on the fringe of the expansive Blue Mountains National Park. Now a predominantly tourist town, Katoomba’s history lies in coal mining when, in 1878, John Britty North developed a working coal mine below the cliffs at Orphan Rock and Katoomba became one of the most significant mining towns in the region. Its mining heritage has given Katoomba a unique historic appearance, which is immediately evident when entering the quaint village. The old-world charms of Katoomba can be felt in every corner of the town and its picturesque surrounds, from the historic Carrington Hotel to the famous Explorers Marked Tree. The remarkable Three Sisters rock formation draws hordes of visitors in its own right.
With so many awe-inspiring natural attractions, outdoor exploration is mandatory when visiting Katoomba. Enjoy National Parks teeming with wildlife and some of the most iconic views of the Blue Mountains on the Round Walking Track, or take in breathtaking waterfalls on the challenging Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit. If you prefer to take in the majestic scenery from a more comfortable position, Scenic World Blue Mountains has your name on it. Once you’ve relished the overwhelming views, head in the opposite direction 510 metres down on the steepest passenger railway in the world.
Shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and other amenities are close at hand when visiting Katoomba, ensuring the charming village remains one of the most popular suburbs to work and play in the Blue Mountains.
Katoomba Public School
Katoomba High School
Katoomba North Public School
102km from Sydney
170km from the Central Coast
Blue Mountains Bus Company operate daily bus services
Sydney Trains operate daily train services to Katoomba Railway Station
Blue Mountains National Park
The Lookout Echo Point
Round Walking Track
Leura Cascades Fern Bower
Scenic World Blue Mountains
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