Suggestions for things to do:
Relax in a café on Katoomba St
Sample the handmade chocolates with natural fruit filling at
Yindi Day Spa. Located at The Carrington hotel. See their website
for more details.
Take the Mountain
Link Trolley and explore as many of the stops as you wish. Stops
include the 3 Sisters Echo Point, Scenicworld, Leura Village, Gordon
Falls (cliff - side walks), Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, Three
Mysteries and Leura Cascades & Falls. Tickets cost $12 for an
all day pass (Concession is available)
Rafting, abseiling, hiking and canyoning and various bush walks.
To find information on all activites in the
region, the Katoomba Visitor Information Centre is located at Echo
Point. Echo point is also where to go for spectacular views of the
Three Sisters and the Jamison and Megalong valleys.
Within driving distance:
On your way to Katoomba, visit Shelley's favourite place - Nana's Bear Shop in Blaxland.
Visit the Norman
Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge, on the way between Penrith and
Visit the Hydro
Majestic. Visitors are welcome to call in for coffee and take
in the grandeur of the building.
Take a ride on the Zig
Zag Railway at Lithgow (Approximately 1 hour drive from Katoomba.
Ask at the Visitor Information Centre for more information)
Caves (Approximately 1 hour drive from Katoomba. Ask at the Visitor
Information Centre for more information)
Take an autumn stroll in some of the Blue Mountains various
gardens. The most popular gardens are the Everglades at Leura, Mount
Tomah Botanical Gardens at Mount Tomah and the Blue Mountains Rhododendron
Gardens at Blackheath
listing of gardens and open times in the Blue Mountains area
of gardens with websites
map of the Blue Mountains region
For more ideas on things to do:
The following site has listed attractions for each town in the Blue
Other recommended sites:
If you are planning on staying a bit longer www.visitnsw.com.au
provides information on all areas in NSW.
BLUE MOUNTAIN FACTS
The average temperature in Katoomba in April is a maximum of
17.3 and a minimum of 9.1
The Blue Mountains are named as such, because of the distinctive
blue haze surrounding the area. The bluehaze is created by the densely
populated Eucalyptus trees which disperse tiny droplets of oil. This
oil in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave
length rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour.
The name Katoomba is derived from the Aboriginal word Kedumba
meaning shiny, falling waters after the natural beauty
of the area.
The legend of the Three Sisters.
'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo', three beautiful young ladies from
the Katoomba tribe, fell in love with three brothers from the Nepean
tribe, but tribal law forbade them to marry. Unwillingly to accept
this law, the brothers decided to use force to capture the three sisters
causing a major tribal battle. To prevent the sisters from serious
danger a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe turned the three sisters
into stone to protect them from any harm. He had intended to reverse
the spell after the battle, but he was killed, and as he was the only
one who could reverse the spell, the sisters remain in their spectacular
rock formation today.