Destination guide

Experience Katoomba with holiday homes to rent

With both beautiful surroundings and rich history, Katoomba is a lovely destination for a laid-back holiday in the heart of Australia’s mountains. From dramatic cliffside views to gourmet cafes and restaurants, Katoomba has something for every taste. Holiday homes to rent come in a variety of options for solo travellers and large families, giving you all you need for your alpine retreat.

History

Historic sites near Katoomba holiday rentals

Katoomba has ancient landscapes and heritage museums that celebrate both the natural and human history in the area. Holiday rentals are available near Explorers tree, a historic tree with original carvings from western explorers, and the Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, a living history museum with toy memorabilia and model trains in a historic home. The Katoomba Scenic Railway, a glass-topped carriage collection that travels deep into a Jurassic rainforest with walking paths, and the Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms, a museum with a vast collection of rare and classic teapots from around the world, are also unique historic experiences in the area.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Katoomba

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Katoomba has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Katoomba Scenic World (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Leura Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Wentworth Falls Country Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Blackheath Golf Course (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Dryridge Estate Wines (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Zig Zag Railway (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor excursions near Katoomba holiday homes

The vast mountains and prehistoric forests of Katoomba are a natural alpine playground for outdoor enthusiasts. No matter the season, you can enjoy leisurely nature walks, bushwalking trails and challenging hikes through the wilderness viewing native wildlife or take to the canyons, gorges and cliffs for canyoning, abseiling, climbing and caving. You could also view the landscape from the safety of a scenic walkway or cable car ride with exciting drops into the lush forests.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Katoomba

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Katoomba. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Three Sisters (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Everglades Historic House & Gardens (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Sublime Point Lookout (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Wentworth Falls Lake (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Wentworth Falls Waterfall (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Blue Mountains National Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Katoomba

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 52.2 mi (84 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Katoomba Station.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Katoomba

Katoomba may be known for its award-winning wines, brews and spirits, but it also borrows from the New South Wales region for some of its cuisine and ingredients. The rich cultures of Western Europe, Asia and the Pacific Islands blend with organic produce and locally raised meats to create distinctive, delectable meals in Katoomba restaurants, eateries and bars. Holiday rentals in Katoomba offer endless options for dining and quick bites or an evening drink with spectacular views of the mountains.

Where to stay near Katoomba?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 567 holiday rentals near Katoomba. From 357 Houses to 154 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Katoomba for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Katoomba?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Katoomba. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Leura Cascades: 618 holiday rentals
  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: 616 holiday rentals
  • Katoomba Scenic World: 608 holiday rentals
  • Three Sisters: 605 holiday rentals
  • Echo Point Lookout: 605 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Katoomba listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Katoomba?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 357 Houses in Katoomba. Our other popular types of Katoomba holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 154 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 154 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 154 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Katoomba?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 14 holiday homes with pool available in Katoomba. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.