Katoomba, The Three Sisters & Echo Point are just 30 minutes from Euroka. There are plenty of shops and restaurants here. Visit Echo Point Information Centre (02) 4782 2857 and souvenir gift shop, cafe, toilets & picnic areas.
There is Katoomba Cascades Picnic/bbq area, kiosk & toilets.
Take the trip down onto one of the Three Sisters, starting at the Information Centre at Echo Point keep to the level upper path which descends to Spooners Lookout.
At the Three Sisters Lookout, to the left is Jamison Valley and Kings Tableland stretching South. In the centre is Mount Solitary and to the right is Kedumba Valley and the cliff line of Narrow Neck Plateau. You can take the upper part of the Giant Stairway down to Honeymoon Bridge which crosses to the first Sister (123 steps down and the same back- phew!)
Take the Scenic Railway leading you to a number of walking tracks. The Scenic Railway is claimed to be the world’s steepest incline railway, it is 415 metres long with a vertical drop of 230 metres and its steepest incline. The railway began in 1878 to get coal out of the valley.
To find out more about this amazing ride, click here.
There is also a souvenir gift shop, cafeteria & restaurant, toilets & picnic areas here.
A few more suggestions
- Glenbrook National Park & Lagoon
- Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge
- Wentworth Falls & The Valley of The Waters – Sublime Point
- Leura Village (lots of craft shops & cafes)
- Everglades Gardens, Leura
- Leura Cascades
- Gordon Falls park
- Mount Victoria Village
- Closeburn House
- Berghofers Pass
- Kanimbla Valley
- Mount York Lookout
- Hartley Historic Village
- Kanangra Walls
- Mount Wilson (volcanic soils & English style gardens open in Spring)
- Oberon & The Jenolan Caves (the best example of limestone caves in the world) (view the Jenolan Caves website)
- Botanic Gardens, Mount Tomah (click here for their site)
- The Scenisider at Katoomba is a must: A Gondola Ride which spans 1100ft across and 960ft above the Jamison Valley. (Click here to find out more)For more information about the Blue Mountains, click here.
Need a swim? There is an Olympic size pool in Blackheath – Located in Memorial Park which is just off Gardiners Road.
For those who want a golfing holiday there is a golf course local to us in Blackheath – click here for details.
Rhododendron Gardens and Blackheath Festival
The first weekend in November is a must for Rhododenron lovers, it’s time for the Blackheath Rhododendron Festival.
The Campbell Bacchante Gardens are open and in full bloom. Click here for more details.