Katoomba - NSW



DEG: -33.71303 150.31173
DMS: 33º 42' 46.91" S 150º 18' 42.25" E
UTM: 56 H 6266417mN 250877mE
Altitude: 1025.07m


Place Type

Population - Town


84.4kms West of Sydney - Driving 117 km (1 hour 33 mins)
204.34kms NorthEast of Canberra - Driving 329 km (3 hours 34 mins)
663.82kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 920 km (9 hours 13 mins)
739.2kms South of Brisbane - Driving 999 km (11 hours 11 mins)

Address & Contact

17-45 Katoomba St
Katoomba NSW 2780
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.bluemts.com.au/info/towns/katoomba


Katoomba is the most visited town in the Blue Mountains. It wasn’t until 1879 that the town of Katoomba became known when J.B. North opened the Katoomba Coal Mine. Coal was obtained from the side of the mountain near Orphan Rock using a cable car to bring the coal to the top. The now famous Scenic Railway operates in the original cutting in the mountain side.

Katoomba is the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and an easy place to find your freedom. Not only is this charming town the gateway to spectacular natural attractions like the Three Sisters, it’s also an attraction in itself, with wondrous heritage hotels, a thriving cafe culture, and shopping and galleries galore.

The Katoomba area is around a 90min drive from Sydney via the Great Western Highway, winding through villages such as Glenbrook, Springwood and Wentworth Falls. Alternatively, take the “road less travelled” via the Bells Line of Road, passing through the verdant apple-growing farmland of Bilpin. For a leisurely, stress-free way to travel, jump on a train at Central Station and admire the distant escarpment views as you make your way to Katoomba Station.

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Katoomba at 29/09:00am EDT
Distance from Katoomba 0.29km W
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Katoomba (Murri St)
Distance from Katoomba 0.29km W
Mean Max. °C23.322.420.316.713.110.09.411.114.517.620.322.4
Mean Min. °C12.812.911.
Mean Rain mm162.4177.7166.2121.5101.5119.684.078.772.292.0107.9123.2

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