How do you get to the bottom of Katoomba Falls?

How do you get to the bottom of Katoomba Falls?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/18/2022

Reading time: 2 mins

The Blue Mountains – alongside the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu – is one of Australia’s ultimate natural paradises. This sprawling wilderness, located just a short drive from Sydney, is home to some of the country’s most awe-inspiring scenery, with cascading falls, fertile valleys and towering peaks just the very beginning!

One of such mesmerising cascades is the unmistakable Katoomba Falls – easily one of the Mountains’ most majestic landmarks. The giant Katoomba Falls reaches 230 metres high, with the flowing waters raging into the valley below.

You have numerous options to get to the bottom of Katoomba Falls, the first being the Katoomba Falls Round Walk. With this walk, you simply park your car at Scenic World and take the 1 hour, 2 km circuit to the base of the falls.

The second is via the Katoomba Kiosk to the base of Katoomba Falls walking track, which is a 2 hour, 1.7 km return walk that allows you to take detours at the gorgeous Katoomba Falls lookout and Vera’s Grotto as you go!

And once you get there, you will be absolutely amazed at what you see. Katoomba Falls, though visitors often overlook its cascades, is truly marvellous, and one of Australia’s best for waterfall chasers.

Katoomba Falls is just one of the many incredible sites you will come across in the enchanting Blue Mountains, which also includes the following:

Scenic World

Scenic World was built as a way of showing off the Blue Mountains’ beauty in the most epic ways imaginable, with thrill-seeking rides taking you to the highest mountain peaks.

Two of its most unmistakable rides are the legendary Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest passenger incline, and the Scenic Skyway, a cableway sitting a cheeky 270 m off the valley floor aaaand complete with glass bottom floor – it’s pretty hectic and a helluva lot of fun!

The Jamison Valley

Perhaps the most invigorating aspect of a Blue Mountains visit is gazing upon the Jamison Valley from the likes of Echo Point. This perfectly green (and, of course, blue!) forested land is what makes the Blue Mountains so special, and is the perfect spot to stop for a cheeky breather and take in the marvellous views…

Finish that off with a visit to the world famous three sisters and you are sure to have the perfect Blue Mountains getaway!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.