Metropolitan trains from Sydney’s Central Station run to Katoomba and other towns in the Blue Mountains along the Great Western Highway. The trains to Katoomba leave about once an hour and the journey takes 2 hours. Trains are less frequent west of Katoomba. Infrequent buses run along the Great Western Highway. The buses do not run on Sunday.
Various operators offer rockclimbing, abseiling, canyoning and caving half and full day excursions.
Australian School of Mountaineering 166B Katoomba St. Phone 47822014. Introductory rockclimbing $95, abseiling $69, canyoning $95.
Blue Mountains Adventure Company 84A Main Street. Phone 47821271. Enquire for prices.
High ‘n Wild Corner Katoomba and Main Streets. Phone 47826224. Highest introductory abseiling $49.
The YHA hostel and Cycletech at 3 Gand St hire bikes for $20 a day.
Mountain Designs at 190 Katoomba St has better bikes for $15 a half day. Also available are half and full day mountain bike tours from $48.
YHA Katoomba Corner Lurline and Waratah Streets. Phone 47821416. Dorm $12, double $25.
Katoomba Mountain Lodge 31 Lurline St. Phone 47823933. Dorm $11, single $28, double $42.
Blue Mountains Backpackers 190 Bathurst Road. Phone 47824226. Dorm $15, double/twin $40.
All three hostels are friendly and cosy.
Two hotels also have hostel accommodation. They are:
Katoomba Hotel is the local pub. Corner of Parke and Main Streets. Phone 47821106. Dorm $12, single $20 ($25 on weekends), double $45 ($50 on weekends).
Nomads Gearin’s Hotel is a local pub. Phone 47824395. 273 Great western Highway behind the railway station. Dorm $15, single $25, double $50.
YHA - Youth Hostels Australia (Hostelling International) http://www.yha.org.au
Prices rise considerably on weekends
Clarendon Guesthouse Corner Lurline and Waratah Streets. Phone 47821322. Single $38 ($68 weekends), double $48 ($88 weekends). Cosy atmosphere, log fire, games room, cocktail bar.
Three Sisters Motel 348 Katoomba Street south of town towards Echo Point. Rooms $50/455 rising to $95 on weekends.
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