Things to do in Katoomba

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Things to Do in Katoomba


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  • Michael S
    Sydney, Australia333 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're a nature lover, you can't get better than this!

    There are many trails, which I have done, and some lead to out-of-the-way pools of water that give wonderful views of the mountains. You really luck out when you find those because they are tucked away and few people find them.

    Some of the pools look like infinity pools without fencing, so you can plunge to your death. Obviously, people have common not to go to the edge!

    Anyway, last weekend was truly remarkable for all of us (and no - I won't tell readers how to get there!)
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • PUMBRIDGE
    London, UK2,287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply stunning views over the cliffs, valleys and distant ridges from the principal viewing point in the Blue Mountains.
    But, of course, it’s overrun with people taking selfies, with the spectacular view a mere incidental backdrop.
    Ignore that, and just soak up the best vista in Oz.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Sharryn M
    Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended the Nautical Experience and wow it was excellent. Highly recommend to all ages. We took the Scenic Railway down, walked the boardwalk to experience the light and music show then the cable car back up. Crossed the floor to jump on the Sky walk before leaving. Great night had by all!
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Reslimpan
    Rayong, Thailand3,397 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Echo Point lookout gives you incredible views of three sisters and the valley and sandstone ridges that are blue mountains. When we visited it was extremely crowded. Our tour was on a Sunday, perhaps a non-weekend day is better to avoid excessive crowds.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • boymomdfw
    Dallas, TX2,325 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would recommend going down the giant staircase instead of up. We went when it was raining some. So it was slippery and there were lots of leeches. Check your shoes and legs! It still was a good hike although we couldn't see much with the fog.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,614 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prince Henry Cliffside Walk is a long walking trail, extending from Scenic World, Katoomba, past Echo Point, the Three Sisters and Leura to Gordon Falls Picnic area.
    The walk takes you deep into the Australian bushland past some of the most scenic of the Blue Mountains sights. Along the way we passed waterfalls and cascades, panoramic lookouts and viewing platforms built out over the valleys as well as dramatic cliffs and spectacular rock formations.
    It is not a circuit and in total, the 7km trail will take at least 3-4 hours.
    However you can dip in and out of it, which is what we did. We did two sections on different days.
    One day, we did a very short section, starting at Echo Point and heading up and over the cliff towards the Three Sisters.
    Another day, we started from the Scenic World car park and walked around towards Wentworth Falls, then returned to Scenic World on the Round Trail.
    The track is varied. Mostly it’s a compacted dirt, bushland path, with some stairs and some steep parts. Some sections are pretty rough and narrow and it can get muddy and slippery in patches, especially after wet weather. There is no bush scrambling or rock climbing and overall, there is nothing that is too difficult. The main hazards are tree roots and rocks that can trip up the unwary.
    National Parks advise that it is a ‘moderately challenging’ walk which is a pretty fair assessment.
    Make sure to take water bottles, a hat and sunscreen (and snacks if you’re doing the whole walk). There’s quite a lot of shade from the tree canopy so for a lot of the time you are not constantly exposed to the sun.
    Basic sign-posts appear at various points along the way., particularly at places where tracks intersect or where there’s a small detour to a lookout point. The lookout points are always worth doing.
    The signs almost always give an estimate estimate of how long it will take to get to the next main point which is pretty helpful.
    We also picked up a map from the Tourist Information Centre (there’s one at Katoomba & Echo Point) and we found that the NSW National Parks website is also a handy resource, with good maps and information.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • london057
    Dublin, OH669 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First of this is a very beautiful 😻 lookout 🫡. Second the view is wonderful and breathtaking. Third it has great scenery too . Like Echos Point Lookout this reminds me of the Grand Canyon in the United States 🇺🇸.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    At time of writing there is an exhibition of Nick Stathopoulos who is an Archibald winner. Nick’s artwork is amazing and more like looking at a photo then a painting. The centre is a little difficult to find but is well worth it to see this exhibition.
    Written 8 April 2023
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  • Pietr
    Katoomba, Australia835 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Katoomba Cascades is a big cascade upstream from Katoomba Falls. It is a short track from the Katoomba Falls Picnic Area. So short you can here the Cascades before you start the steps down to it.

    The council has upgraded the walk, which takes you across the base of the Cascades and onto the Duke And Duchess of York Lookout over Katoomba Falls, and beyond.

    Very much temperate rainforest surrounds the walk.

    After rain, the Cascades are pumping. See my photo.

    Word of warning: do NOT climb the cascades. Apart from being disrespectful, you are endangering your life. It is VERY slippery and more than one tourist has fallen due to that risk. One even died recently when he slipped from the top.
    Written 19 January 2024
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  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, NJ1,103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice falls to see and to possible dip your toes in. The scenic world skyway leaves you about 5. Minutes away so worth going to see them.
    Written 19 January 2024
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  • TeeGree
    Katoomba, Australia43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can't account for the photo that heads this entry. The walk starts at the bottom area of the town centre, just off Katoomba Street. The work presented in the walk is large-scale and amazingly well-done. It changes periodically. Everyone walking around with take-away coffee should do this short walk with it. The only pity is that it doesn't extend to other areas of the town, including more central areas -- like the hideous Telstra building in the middle of Katoomba Street, which looks like a block out of Minecraft. In "The City of the Arts" (Blue Mountains) this walk should be seen as a "proof of concept" which should now be extended to (non-historic) parts of the township more generally.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Fiona F
    Sydney, Australia466 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Away for the weekend with my mum , husband and children. As art lovers we visit galleries a lot. The lost bear is simply amazing. The bear put the front draws you in front the moment you see it as you drive down the street. The building itself is beautiful and the amount of light and the size of the property is the perfect spot to display some breathtaking art work. We are huge fans of Warwick Fullers artwork and the pieces in this collection are fantastic.
    The hand blown bowls are so colourful and beautiful.
    Written 23 September 2023
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