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Katoomba Heritage and Art Walk

Welcome to Katoomba

The home of traditional shoppping. It's also a place where history, the arts, breath-taking natural scenery and cafe culture merge, making it a fascinating place to explore at a leisurely pace - on foot. To get the most out of your visit to Katoomba, the principal township in our World Heritage Blue Mountains, we suggest you follow this map.

Katoomba has a wide variety of architectural styles, from the miners cottges of the 1800s and the Federation style (this term relates to the 'Federation' of Australia which occurred in 1901. (Federation, the peaceful transition from colonies to Commonwealth) and the boom times of the 1920's when Katoomba was the place to come to experience the health giving properties of our invigorating air and water.

Look out for more historical information and photos in shop-front windows and on display within local businesses.

Katoomba has a variety of murals that have been produced with the community in mind. Some tell tales of past events, others are just a celebration of life itself! And more to come!

Katoomba's Wines of the West Festival. Last weekend in January at The Carrington Hotel Ph 0247821111.

Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues - March. Festival headquarters, The Clarendon in Lurline Street.

Chestnuts in the Mist - Slow seasonal festival - from March to end of June.

Winter Magic Festival - 3rd weekend in June. Our Big Winter Party!

Artstreet - Artists' shopfront window exhibition, coincides with the Winter Magic Festival. Exposes Blue Mountains artists to the world! Email artstreet2007@hotmail.com

Oktoberfest - First weekend in October at The Carrington Hotel.

Songlines Festival

Celebrates the natural and cultural environment of our region. Held over 3 weekend days in October.

Just a taste of what is on offer.

  • A Recovery or Tofu Burger from Niche Nosh.
  • Be indulgent with some handmade chocolates from The Paragon.
  • Try their famous Beesting or Cherry Strudel from The Buttery Cake Shop.
  • Handmade sushi at Shingo and Chisa's Japanese Takeway.
  • A great coffee and award winning breakfast at Fresh Expresso Food Bar.
  • Hominy Bakery for sourdough or try their Orange and Cardamon Cake.
  • Steamed dim sims or BBQ Pork at Three Sisters BBQ Restaurant.

And more . . . Deborah Gittins

A stroll down (or up!) Katoomba Street can work up quite an appetite and there rae many culinary experiences for a foodie to savour.


The picnic redefined! Finish your KATOOMBA HERITAGE AND ART WALK with a SUNSET PICNIC in one of these locations along the walk.

Carrington Place, top end of Ktoomba Street, in front of The Carrington Hotel

Hinkler Park, in Lurline Street - great for kids!

Lilianfels Park, Echo Point

Echo Point - what views!

World Heritage Plaza, Echo Point - outdoor seating Echo Point end of building

Lady Carrington Park, picnic tables and kids play area

PICNIC TIP: Purchase treats for your picnic from our cafes, takeaways and bakeries along the way!

Clean, of course, with an artistic "Katoomba style", we have the quirkiest toilets in the world! The following are highly-recommended as part of your visitor experience when you patronise these businesses.

Paragon Restaurant - The haunted toilet in the ladies' toilets! You are not alone in here! The door slames at times for no apparent reason.

Avalon Restaurant - Be transported to an earlier erain these elegant toilets. Upstairs, #7 on map.

Nicke nosh Cafe - Is This the smallest toilet in Katoomba's Foodies Meander?! At the top of Katoomba Street.

Pop art with a dash of Art Nouveau at The Artists Gallery, Lurline Street.

Do you have a contribution for the KATOOMBA HERITAGE & ART WALK?

This brochure is an initiative of KATOOMBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY. Katoomba suports ENERGY DESCENT: Minimal use of plastics and disposables in our businesses. Use of local products wherever possible, reducing food miles and packaging, paper or cloth bags for our shoppers. Development of car free tourism experiences.

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