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Katoomba

4.2
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains. Spectacular mountain views and paths through the surrounding natural habitats draw visitor here. The name of the town means "shining falling water" in the Aboriginal language, a reference to the sparkling waterfalls that fall over the cliffs in the subtropical rainforest area. The Blue Mountains are home to the famous Three Sisters rock formation, which you can be seen from Echo Point. The town itself is notable for an active alternative subculture that gives sections of it a bohemian atmosphere. It is also home to a large population of Aboriginal peoples, as the Gundungarra and Darug tribes have long populated the area. Use our Australia online day trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to Katoomba and other destinations.
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Popular things to do in Katoomba

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Mountain
Blue Mountains
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
The Three Sisters
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Lookout
Echo Point Lookout
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Katoomba

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Waterfall
Wentworth Falls Lookout Wentworth Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Jenolan Caves Jenolan Caves
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park Blacktown
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lookout
Govetts Leap Blackheath
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Katoomba

Outdoor Activity
Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Queen Elizabeth Lookout
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Katoomba

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Katoomba Vintage Emporium
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Antique Store
Katoomba Antique Centre
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Antique Store
Odd Mountain
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Katoomba

Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Waterfall
Minnehaha Falls
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Katoomba Falls
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Waterfall
Katoomba Cascades
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Trails in Katoomba

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Hiking Trail
The Giant Stairway
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Biking Trail
Narrow Neck Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Ruined Castle Walking Track
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Apsara Day Spa Katoomba
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass Blue Mountains National Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Leura Cascades Leura
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Everglades Historic House and Gardens Leura
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

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