There are many options to stock up on supplies here before you set off for your day of exploring. You may want to take a wander through the famous Carrington Hotel or the wonderful Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, or browse the many Australian souvenirs or stock up on some Lollies at the Three Sisters Souvenirs. There’s great coffee close by and a few options for a quick bite to eat too.
Named due to the many amazing art galleries here, the Arts Corner is a great place to have a stroll around the galleries and the Katoomba Street Art Walk. There are many boutique shops, op shops and quirky cafes too.
An accommodation stop on Lurline Street.
A great option for a few drinks or a bite to eat, the Katoomba RSL has entertainment, a café and a restaurant (Red Poppy Brasserie) and if you’re staying in town you can make use of the courtesy bus to pick you up and drop you home.
We arrive here just 5 minutes after departing Katoomba and are greeted with an incredible view to the horizon. It is a great place to start exploring if you want to stretch your legs straight away. All of the walks from here are a minimum of 1 hour and require a reasonable level of fitness.
This is THE BEST place to hop off first and start exploring. Ideal for all fitness levels and ages, the Prince Henry Cliff Walk from Honeymoon Lookout to Echo Point will take around 35 to 40 minutes and you can literally touch the Three Sisters along the way!
Home to the famous Three Sisters, Echo Point is the main lookout in the Blue Mountains and the ideal family stop where you’ll find some wonderful short walks, amazing views and a restaurant, café, bar, information centre and amenities. a must-do.
This is the Skyway Eastern Station and is useful for those with a Scenic World Pass.
This is a wonderful place for a short walk across the cascading waterfalls and then out to Reid’s Plateau for some stunning views across the Jamison Valley to the Three Sisters. It’s only a 20-minute walk to reach Katoomba Falls and there are many other options there. You can also walk the cliff top beck to Echo Point from stop 9.
There are many different walks available here to suit all levels of fitness. A 20-minute round walk to Reid’s Plateau will reward you with stunning views, Witch’s Leap and Juliet’s Balcony are great options or you may like to tackle the Furber Steps which are hand cut into the cliff and lead all the way into the bottom of the valley.
If you have a Scenic World Pass this is where you hop off to experience the thrill of the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger train anywhere in the world! The Skyway is the highest single-span cable car in the world and has an electri-sceni glass floor which disappears under your feet to leave you dancing on air 270 metres above the valley. Stroll the Scenic Walkway, the longest elevated boardwalk in Australia and glide above the treetops on the Scenic Cableway which is the largest and steepest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.
A quick photo stop here gives you some wonderful memories, especially later in the day when the sun is sinking lower, leaving the sandstone cliffs dazzling like gold-leaf. A great spot for bird watching or a picnic.
Aptly named, this is not for the faint of heart. It is literally straight down and straight back up but the reward is a special one. You have amazing views into the Megalong Valley and a great photo opportunity as you stand under a huge boulder suspended between two sheer cliff faces.
One of the best kept secrets in the Blue Mountains, Cahill’s Lookout is a fantastic place for a picnic, or to read a book under a tree. It offers some spectacular views and is the very best place to enjoy a Blue Mountains sunset.
Accommodation options, restaurant and golf driving range.
Fantastic option for camping or cabin accommodation right across the street from Katoomba Falls. It’s a great way to access this area after you’ve enjoyed Scenic World and the cliff top tour.
Spoil yourself with the most amazing hand-made, world class, award winning fine chocolates or indulge with a decadent hot chocolate that you will never forget!
Affordable accommodation with great stand-by rates.
One of our favorites, Shelton-Lea is a gorgeous B&B operated by Paul and Jenny who will look after your every need. Perfect for couples.
A great little park here for the kids to run off some energy and the closest stop to visit the Lost Bear Gallery, a fantastic art gallery.
A superb art gallery showcasing the amazing artworks of local artist Robyn Nolan.
A wonderful walk here will take you down to where you can step into an ancient sandstone cave and search for Aboriginal carvings in the stone. You can access the stunning Pool of Siloam and finish your walk at Gordon Falls for some lovely views and a short cliff top walk.
A stunning swimming hole with a sandy beach, tree ferns, stepping stones and a waterfall.
It’s just a 5-minute walk down to the Gordon Falls Lookout for a unique view across the valley to the back of the Three Sisters. There’s a short cliff top walk to Elysian Rock and Olympian Rock and we think it’s one of the best views in the Blue Mountains.
One of the best views in Leura and only a very short walk from the bus stop. There are some stunning cliff top walks here too!
Gorgeous cascading waterfalls in a rainforest type environment with towering tree ferns, gently falling water and birds singing playfully, this is such a peaceful experience.
Great for a family picnic of some playtime for the kids and also the stop for those who are staying at the Cottage on The Mall accommodation.
The perfect place for a bite to eat, a few drinks, or a spot of window shopping, Leura Village is bursting with cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.
This is a wonderful option for accommodation with a famous hot breakfast and gorgeous gardens.
The largest resort in the Blue Mountains, Fairmont is a great place for families to stay with a full-sized movie theatre, large and well-equipped games room, train rides, merry-go-round, ice rink and more. Adjacent to Leura Golf Club for those who enjoy a hit.
Here you’ll find a fantastic walk to the Pool of Siloam and the Lyrebird Dell. It’s about an hour and is a great walk for those who are staying a little longer.
Designed and built in the 1930s by a prominent landscape architect named Paul Sorensen, the Everglades is a garden-lovers dream. The grand old Art Deco house stands proud amongst almost 13 acres of landscape designed European gardens.
A superb café, restaurant and bar, Leura Garage utilizes local produce and wines and offers a stunning seasonal menu.
There’s no need to travel back to Katoomba for trains, most stop here too.
Great for a few drinks or a bistro meal, also woodfired pizza.
Purely for accommodation, this stop is convenient for those who are staying around this area.
Trains depart here in both directions.
This is the best place to begin exploring! The Prince Henry Cliff Walk gives you unique views and a real sense of peace and tranquility as you meander along the cliff top. Head down to the track in front of the lookout to begin walking the cliff top towards Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Along the way there are a number of lookouts and you'll easily have time to stop at each one. When you reach the top of the Giant Stairway, turn left and walk down the first set of steps that lead onto the Honeymoon Bridge. Cross the bridge to step out onto the first Sister. From there, head back up the steps and turn left to continue walking to Echo Point.
This is a fantastic walk for the whole family that takes you down to the Three Sisters. Walk through the stone archway next to the Echo Point Information Centre and follow the path. You will hear numerous bird calls and see many different birds as you meander towards the top of the Giant Stairway. Take the first set of steps that lead down to the Honeymoon Bridge and cross the bridge onto the first Sister. Simply retrace your steps to return to Echo Point.
Walk through the stone archway next to the Echo Point Information Centre and follow the path. You will hear numerous bird calls and see many different birds as you meander towards the top of the Giant Stairway. Take the first set of steps that lead down to the Honeymoon Bridge and cross the bridge onto the first Sister. Then head down the stairway, turn right at the bottom and follow the Federal Pass to the Scenic Railway or Cableway. Ticket required.
From the bus stop, head down the hill to the steps. The 85 steps into the cascades are easy to negotiate, and at the bottom you get close to the cascading waterfall where you can hop across the large stepping stones. Walk up the steps on the western side of the stream to the lookout above Katoomba Falls. As you reach the flatter area, you will arrive at a crossroad. Turn left onto Reid's Plateau for some great views before continuing to Katoomba Falls.
Walk along the path and down the concrete stairs following the sign to Reid’s Plateau, then return and follow the sign directing you to Furber Steps, down past Witches Leap to the next junction where you carry on straight ahead. Be sure to follow the “Round Walk” signage unless you want to tackle almost 1000steps! The track will start to climb back up to Juliet’s Balcony with stunning views of the waterfall. You will then continue to climb and circle back to the top.
Head down the path behind the bus shelter and up to the Round Walk junction then continue down past a series of lookouts, to the hand cut Furber Steps and start heading down. The track finishes at a T intersection with the Federal Pass track. Turn left and walk to the base of Katoomba Falls, to see the water plummeting into the valley then turn back and walk to the Scenic Railway station to catch the train up if you have a Scenic World Pass.
Head down the path behind the bus shelter and head down the steps. Take the left path at the cross roads to Katoomba Cascades. Cross at the cascades and up the steps and follow the sealed path out past the Skyway Eastern Station to the Cliff View Lookout. Continue on to pass a number of lookouts on your way to Echo Point. Wollumai Lookout, Allambie Lookout, Lady Darley Lookout and finally arrive at Queen Elizabeth Lookout. Continue to Echo Point.
From the bus stop, cross the road and head down the steps. It’s a little bit challenging to begin with, but soon becomes a very pleasant cliff top walk. Pause at Honeymoon Lookout along the way, and then follow directions for Walk 1 to the Giant Stairway then walk across the Honeymoon Bridge to step out onto the Three Sisters. Come back up the steps and turn left to continue to Echo Point.
From the bus stop, walk directly down the street to the Kiah Lookout, then through the small gateway and down the steps. We suggest a slight detour to visit Fossil Rock Lookout along the way. Return to the main path and head towards Leura Cascades. You will come down a set of steps to meet the creek flowing down from the cascades. Turn right and walk a few metres to reach the top of the delightful Bridal Veil Falls.
Head west down Malvern Road and follow the track then cross the road and continue over the bridge to the picnic area. A short flight of steps curve down to a wonderful view of the Meeting of the Waters. The path leads down under a canopy of tree ferns, then crosses the creek on a wooden bridge. From here the steps down begin in earnest. You cross a second bridge and walk under a deep rock overhang to Bridal Veil Falls. Retrace your steps to the bus stop.
The first section of the route follows the Leura Cascades walk all the way to the base of the lower cascades. On the return trip, look out for the track on your right with a sign pointing to Gordon Falls and the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. This runs close to the clifftop all the way to Gordon Falls. There are a number of superb view points on the cliff top track, including Tarpeian Rock, Olympian Rock and Elysian Rock. Walk down to Gordon Falls Lookout before hopping on.
The short walk down to Gordon Falls Lookout earns you a unique view that takes in the back of the Three Sisters, the 200m drop of Gordon Falls, a small slice of distant Lake Burragorang, and the long craggy finger of Sublime Point. This is a very short and easy walk, starting along a broad track under tall eucalypt trees that leads to a short but steep staircase down the side of a rock platform to the lookout. It only takes about 20 minutes.
From the Gordon Falls Lookout, you can walk along the escarpment to Olympian Rock Lookout in about 20 minutes. On the way, you cross a bridge over a deep slot canyon, and go past an amazing little spot called Elysian Rock before making your way towards Olympian Rock Lookout. From here, you climb up the stairs and you hit the road opposite the beautiful grand old mansion, Leuralla.
Head East down Malvern Road, and through the archway near the park. Watch out for lyrebirds scratching around the forest leaf litter; hear the kookaburras laughing as you descend towards an ancient sandstone cave to search for Aboriginal carvings in the stone, tens of thousands of years old. Turn left to descend a steep set of stairs into Gordon Creek passing through a small fern-filled canyon before arriving at the stunning, Pool of Siloam with its sandy beach, stepping stones and cascading waterfall. Climb back up the steps and turn left towards Gordon Falls Lookout.
From Narrow Neck Lookout, head down the steps and follow the track out onto Narrow Neck Plateau. This walk gives you a unique view where you have Jamison Valley to the East and Megalong Valley to the West. This is one of those walks that is pretty amazing on misty days too, and often there is a phenomenon called the “Phantom Falls”, where cloud falls from one valley to the other over the Narrow Neck Plateau, creating a “dry ice” waterfall effect. Stunning!
From the bus stop, walk towards the cliff and follow the track down, down and down. You will pass through many different types of vegetation and possibly spot some wildlife along the way. At some points you will need to slip and slide. Turn around and retrace your steps, because if you keep going you will end up deep in the Megalong Valley and beyond. Follow the track back up and then head west along the roadway towards Cahills Lookout.
This is the very best place to hop off first, and if you only have time for one walk, this should be the one!
It takes just a few minutes more than walking to the Three Sisters from Echo Point, and gives you unique views and a real sense of peace and tranquility as you meander along the cliff top.
Head right around the front of the lookout to begin walking the cliff top towards the Three Sisters.
Along the way there are a number of lookouts and you’ll easily have time to stop at each one for some photographs or to simply enjoy the view.
When you reach the top of the Giant Stairway, turn left and walk down the first set of steps that lead onto the Honeymoon Bridge.
It’s here that you can cross the bridge and literally step out onto the famous Three Sisters.
From there, come back up the steps and turn left to continue to Echo Point.
Buses depart here for both Scenic World and Leura so ask the driver which direction the bus is going before you leave.