Where to stay near Katoomba?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 515 holiday rentals near Katoomba. From 337 houses to 102 cottages, find unique holiday house 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:

  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: 562 holiday rentals
  • Katoomba Scenic World: 556 holiday rentals
  • Three Sisters: 553 holiday rentals
  • Echo Point Lookout: 553 holiday rentals
  • Katoomba Station: 560 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 337 houses in Katoomba. Our other popular types of Katoomba holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 102 holiday houses
  • Apartments: 23 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 13 holiday houses

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

Can I rent golf resort rentals in Katoomba?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 110 golf resort rentals in Katoomba. You have also many other possibilities in Katoomba area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 70 holiday rentals
  • Village rentals: 50 holiday rentals
  • Rural rentals: 21 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes.

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.

    Katoomba: Don’t Forget your Camera!

    Katoomba is set just over 100 kilometres from Sydney and is easily accessible via train or vehicle. The holiday destination is set in the heart of the Blue Mountains and is actually the most visited town in the range. Wondrous natural scenery is just one of the things that allows Katoomba to stand out amongst competition; the peace and quiet that comes from the secluded location truly allows visitors to recharge. Families feel comfortable visiting Katoomba, as there is a wide variety of child-friendly activities in and around town. Walking trails and scenic lookouts mix with in-town amenities to give holidaymakers plenty of options for entertainment. The town itself is very dog-friendly, and as such, many of the holiday rental options welcome the addition of pets.

    Katoomba's Lookouts

    If you have to choose one scenic point in Katoomba, the Three Sisters Lookout is the most popular. The group of three sandstone peaks are highly visible from the plateau near Echo Point Lookout. Fencing surrounds the man-made platform viewing area as an extra measure of precaution.

    A favourite for active travellers is Narrow Neck Lookout, only accessible by mountain bike or foot. This vantage point allows visitors to see Narrow Neck Peninsula, the divider of the Jamison and Megalong Valleys. Much of the ride up can be done in a four-wheel drive vehicle, though the final 7 kilometres are for hikers and bikers only. The trails, in fact, are a famous option for the area's mountain bikers.

    Cliff Drive is a major traffic point for accessing the area's various scenic lookouts, which include Eaglehawk Lookout, Landslide Lookout and Cahills Lookout. Cliff View Lookout, Wollumai Lookout, Lady Darly Lookout and Allambie Lookout are some of the other options around Katoomba.

    See More at Scenic World

    Get a whole new perspective on Katoomba by visiting Scenic World. Here, visitors have numerous options for experiencing everything the Blue Mountains have to offer. On land, there is a scenic walkway through the rainforest and a lovely train ride, which includes the steepest vertical incline of any passenger train in the world. Glass roofs on the trains provide a unique vantage point as visitors pass through the trees and valleys. Up in the sky, holidaymakers have the chance to experience the Skyway and the Cableway. Cableway passengers descend down into the valley and have lovely views from the fully enclosed cars. On the Skyway, glass-bottomed cars give riders the chance to look down over all the peaks and lookouts from above. Views of up to 720 degrees make for an unforgettable experience.

    Trails and Hikes around Katoomba

    When in Katoomba, there are a number of hiking paths to choose from to feed the adventurer in everyone and to fully explore the area. One of the most difficult passages, Federal Pass is a 4 1/2-hour hike through the lush rainforest. Flora and fauna abound, and there are great lookout points and picnic areas while on the hike. In the medium difficulty range, both the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the Leura Cascades Fern Bower are ideal. Bring your camera along for either route! Wentworth Falls is another medium-difficulty option; however this trek ends at a gorgeous waterfall.

    Katoomba's Town Scene

    In the central business district of Katoomba, a mixture of charming local shops and bigger retailers come together to give holidaymakers an interesting shopping experience. Vintage book stores pair with high-end establishments, such as the combination cellar and deli, for an eclectic feel. In addition, the in-town portion of this destination boasts a great variety of art galleries and a cultural centre to give a little background about the area. Spas and beauty salons provide another form of relaxation, while the town's restaurants provide tasty cuisine options of all types. A golf club, a large-scale cinema and great hotel options complete the in-town offerings.

    Visit Katoomba

    The natural beauty of this small mountain community is heightened by the friendly locals who call Katoomba home. Because mountain exploration is best done in cooler times of the year, winter travellers will find plenty to do as the oceanic climate meshes perfectly with Katoomba’s most popular outdoor 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)

    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)