Katoomba got its present name in 1877, also achieving a municipality status at the same time. Earlier it was known as Kedumba meaning Shining falling water.
Katoomba is surrounded by the magnificent Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. A visit to the Echo point will let you experience the beauty of this place in a different light – Blue, emanating from the far reaching eucalypt forests. A trip to Katoomba will provide you with an impressive range of activities, attractions, events, and restaurants to choose from. Katoomba is a base from which one can discover rest of the Blue Mountains range. Explore it as a solo traveller, or as a Couple, with family and even with pets, as many stay options in Katoomba are pet friendly. Katoomba tourist information center is located in the neighborhood of Echo point.
Get introduced to the plants and animals unique to this region, go on walking trails, a bushwalk, abseiling, rock climbing, caving, take a pick from the skyway, cableway or hop onto a railway ride at Scenic world for a 360 degree view of the glorious Jamison valley. If adventure is on your mind, then welcome to the paradise! There are numerous camping sites and parks around the Blue Mountains to satiate the adventurous side. And it doesn’t stop there. It is considered as one of the most popular wedding and honeymoon destinations by the locals and tourists alike. With so many offering, tourism in Katoomba has been on rise, and attracts tourists in large numbers.