What to do in the Blue Mountains
The moment you step outside and breathe in the fresh mountain air, you will appreciate why the Blue Mountains is such a unique destination. It’s all about getting back to nature and immersing yourself in the great outdoors.
Now that you are here, in the centre of Katoomba, it’s time to explore the vibrant Blue Mountains and its wonderful heritage. We take a look at some essential things to do while you are here:
Stroll through Katoomba
Katoomba, a vibrant community and the town centre, with its late 19th century and early 20th century architecture, is a beautiful place to go for a stroll. Check out the variety of eye-catching art nouveau and art deco buildings.
Experience Echo Point Lookout and The Three Sisters
Offering panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest, Echo Point is a great place to start your Blue Mountains adventure. It is also the prime viewing point for The Three Sisters. From here you will also be able to appreciate the extraordinary sights of this natural rock formation and learn about the legend behind it. Echo Point is where many of Katoomba’s walking trails begin. Comprising of 600 steps, The Giant Stairway descends to the valley floor and joins The Federal Pass trail, taking you to the base of Katoomba Falls.
Explore Scenic World
There’s good reason why Scenic World is the most renowned attractions of Katoomba. Idyllically situated upon the cliffs of the Jamison Valley, it includes a revolving restaurant, café and documentary theatre.To really experience what this region has to offer, you must take a ride on the Scenic Railway-the steepest passenger railway in the world! It has glass-roofed carriages, multi-level seating options and descends into the Jamison Valley through a rock tunnel (to the theme of Indiana Jones!) This allows you to explore the Scenic Walkway from the base like a bona fide explorer! There’s also the alternative Scenic Skyway: Australia’s first horizontal cable car that descends 545 metres deep into the Jamison Valley rainforest. Learn more here.
See the Spectacular sights of Katoomba Falls and Walk the Circuit
Capturing the spectacular sights at the Katoomba Falls, where the water drops 150 metres into the Jamison Valley, is a thoroughly reinvigorating viewing experience.
Walking the 1.5 kilometre Katoomba Falls Circuit by foot will enable you to take in everything that this famous Blue Mountains feature has to offer. It’s an energising experience that commences at the Katoomba Falls Access Track, with the trail cascading down the cliffs and winding around Jurassic rainforest. Taking an hour and 45 minutes to complete, this appealing walk will allow you to immerse yourself in the majestic grandness of the Blue Mountains.
Also ask us about our Top 10 Easy, Medium, Hard and Experienced Walks.