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Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains between Medlow Bath and Leura, Katoomba is the main tourist hub and largest town within the Blue Mountains.

Stretching for almost one kilometre along both sides of Katoomba Street is the town's commercial centre with a rich collection of eateries and retail outlets. The town also includes a golf course, racing circuit and other sporting facilities.

Echo Point is the location of the most recognised natural feature in the Blue Mountains, that being The Three Sisters rock formation. From the car park, walking tracks lead to various lookouts which offer panoramic views of this attraction and the surrounding valley. From the lookout at Echo Park is the Giant Stairway which consists of 841 steps down to the floor of the valley below.

Scenic World is Katoomba's premier attraction, offering two types of aerial rides above the Jamison Valley with fine views of The Three Sisters or a scenic coal mining railway which descends into the valley.


Scenic World
Offering a range of Blue Mountains experiences where visitors can ride the Scenic Skyway over ravines and waterfalls, take a journey on the steepest aerial cable car in Australia on the Scenic Cableway, travel on the steepest incline railway in the world on the Scenic Railway and stroll along over 2 kilometres of boardwalk through the ancient rainforest along the Scenic Walkway

Parks, gardens & trails:

Blue Mountains National Park
Visited by over 3 million people annually, the park features chiselled sandstone outcrops, gorges, valleys, forests, isolated animal populations and over 140 kilometres of walking tracks with spectacular lookouts

Festivals & events:

Winter Magic Festival
Celebrating the start of Winter, the festival features live music, entertainment, shows, parades and market stalls

Local tourist guides:

Katoomba NSW
A guide to Katoomba and the Blue Mountains

Regional touring guides:

Visit Blue Mountains
Published by Blue Mountains Tourism, it features details on attractions, accommodation, tours, bushwalking and dining options
Blue Mountains Australia
A business and tourism directory for the Blue Mountains region

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