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 café 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' cottages of the 1800s and the Federation style homes (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 1920s 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.
MURALS IN KATOOMBA
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. Phone (02) 4782 1111.
Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues - March. Festival headquarters located in The Clarendon in Lurline Street.
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:
Oktoberfest - First weekend in October at The Carrington Hotel.
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 Katoomba 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!
QUIRKY, CLEAN KATOOMBA TOILETS
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.
- Avalon Restaurant: Be transported to an earlier era in these elegant toilets - upstairs at the Savoy Theatre.
- Niche Nosh Café: Is this the smallest toilet in Katoomba's Foodies Meander?! At the top of Katoomba Street.
- The Artists Gallery, Lurline Street: Pop art with a dash of Art Nouveau.
Do you have a contribution for the KATOOMBA HERITAGE & ART WALK?
This brochure is an initiative of KATOOMBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY. Katoomba supports 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.