Category Archives: Visit Katoomba

Historic Katoomba Railway Station and Goods Shed dating back to 1881.

In 1881 a new timber platform and station were built in Katoomba, to the west of the level-crossing. The goods yard between the station and Bathurst Road, then the Great Western Highway, was developed in 1883-4, with a goods shed, dock, siding and crane (which is still on the site, although not in its original position).… Read More »

SCENIC WORLD PRESENTS DINOSAUR VALLEY FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2018

Dinosaur Valley has arrived at Scenic World, bringing the ancient rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs, daily events and family fun from November 1 – January 28. Marking the first event of its kind in the Blue Mountains, Dinosaur Valley will take visitors on a journey through time to explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs… Read More »

GET the most out of your visit to Scenic World Blue Mountains.

Now the new Cablecar is up and going, and it’s Spring, it’s a great time to visit Scenic World Blue Mountains. However, it needs to be a planned visit so you get the most enjoyment from it because it’s not a cheap day for the family. Here are our tips. 1. Arrive as early as… Read More »

The new bushwalk across the Blue Mountains – 1931

In 1931 following the installation of High-Tension Electricity Line between Lawson Sub-station and Blackheath they formed a “unique tourist walk” (bushwalk) to follow the line. They said “The idea was recently conceived of increasing the popularity of the Blue Mountains as a tourist walk. The walk was named “Bruce’s Walk” after the surveyor who selected… Read More »

Planning for the return of the Winter Magic Festival in 2019

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) is set to work with the Winter Magic Festival Committee, after Blue Mountains City Council outlaid $80,000 to ensure the future of the event. The funding will be spent to help: Determine parameters for future Winter Magic Festival events; Establish a new sustainable management structure for the committee; and Engage… Read More »

Katoomba, Blue Mountains Is the Bushwalking Capital of Australia

If you’re short on time or don’t have your own transportation, but want to get away from it all, then go to Katoomba. Katoomba is certainly no secret to residents of Sydney. When Sydney locals feel the need to escape from the summer heat or the traffic and pollution of the city, they hop on… Read More »

Handy Katoomba Weather Tips

If you are thinking about visiting Katoomba in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Australia I commend you on your good taste! It is a stunningly beautiful area with a wonderful variety of things to do & see. I have a few Handy Katoomba Weather Tips for you to help with your planning and how best… Read More »

Go Bushwalking in the Blue Mountains

Only two hours west of the bustling metropolitan city that is Sydney lies an oasis of nature known as the Blue Mountains. Listening to a kookaburra above you in a sprawling, ancient blue gum tree, taking in views from treacherous cliffs and ravines that could put the Grand Canyon to shame, this World Heritage-listed site… Read More »

Scenic Skyway, Katoomba – HIGHWAY IN THE SKY

With the removal of the 2nd Scenic Skyway, Katoomba on Monday 9th October 2017, we thought it would be a great time to look back at Skyway No.1. Skyway No.1 was installed in 1958 at a cost of £20,000. According to the Reserve Bank that would be the equivalent of over $600,000 today. You have to… Read More »

Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent, Katoomba

The school was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1901 in Main Street Katoomba. In 1910 Mt St Marys moved to a much larger and purpose built building at the Eastern Gateway to Katoomba.From 1910 until 1966 Mt St Mary’s was a strictly all girl boarding and day school. The front entrance to the… Read More »