Top things to do

Notable Building in Katoomba


It's not one of Katoomba's better eateries, but it's well worth dropping into this heritage-listed 1916 cafe for its fabulous period decor. The handmade chocolates are pretty good too. Make sure you wander through t…
Live Music in Katoomba

Clarendon Band Room

Everything from Australian folk and pop to jazz and rock is performed on the Clarendon stage. Dinner-and-dance shows are usually double the ticket price.
Cable Car in Blue Mountains

Scenic World

Take the glass-floored Skyway gondola across the gorge and then ride what's billed as the steepest railway in the world down the 52-degree incline to the Jamison Valley floor. From here you can wander a 2.5km forest…
Gardens in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Between Bilpin and Bell, Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens is the cool-climate sibling of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Native plants cuddle up next to exotic species, including magnificent rhododendron displays.
Museum in Blue Mountains

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

Celebrated artist, author and bon vivant Norman Lindsay, famed for his saucy artworks, lived in Faulconbridge from 1912 until his death in 1969. His home and studio are now the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, w…
Museum in Blue Mountains

Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum

The art deco mansion that was once home to HV ‘Doc’ Evatt, the first UN president, is jam-packed with an incredible array of collectables – from grumpy Edwardian baby dolls to Dr Who figurines, to a rare set of Nazi…
Gardens in Blue Mountains

Everglades Historic House & Gardens

National Trust–owned Everglades was built in the 1930s. While the house is moderately interesting, the magnificent 12 acres of garden created by Danish ‘master gardener’ Paul Sorenson are the real drawcard.
Cinema in Blue Mountains

Mount Vic Flicks

With its isolated, unadulterated village vibe, National Trust–classified Mt Victoria was once more influential than Katoomba. At 1043m, it’s the highest town in the mountains. Crisp air, solitude, towering foliage a…
Modern Australian in Blue Mountains

Silk's Brasserie

A warm welcome awaits at Leura's long-standing fine diner. Despite its contemporary approach, it's a brasserie at heart, so the serves are generous and flavoursome. Save room for the decadent desserts.
European in Blue Mountains


This acclaimed restaurant may have new owners but it still retains its excellent reputation as a long time Mountain's favourite. The snug dining room is a charming spot to dip into the short, but polished menu whic…