Katoomba is the most visited town in all the Blue Mountains. Travelers love the steep railway and cable car at Scenic World, scenic views from Eaglehawk and Landslide Lookouts, and easy-access to the famous Three Sisters. But there’s more to Katoomba than just the obvious.
Entertainment thrives at the Edge Cinema, home to one of the largest movie screens in the southern hemisphere. Visitors can catch a 40-documentary called “The Edge”, which offers a look at parts of the Blue Mountains that are mostly inaccessible. Wander to the quieter Yosemite Park and enjoy views of the Mini Ha-Ha Falls. History buffs shouldn’t miss the famous Explores Marked Tree. This well-protected tree has initials of explorers dating back to 1813. And the heaps of stones at nearby Pulpit Hill are said to mark the graves of long-gone local convicts.
Katoomba is home to plenty of nightlife and culture. Its long list of annual events make a trip to this historic town even more entertaining. The Wines of the West Festival takes place in January at The famous Carrington Hotel, while the Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues kicks off in March. The Winter Magic Festival, starting the third week of June, is on the of the town’s biggest attractions, drawing visitors from around the country and the world.