What to Do at Scenic World Katoomba

Located under two hours from Sydney in the heart of the beautiful Blue Mountains, Scenic World offers some spectacular viewing points with a hearty dose of wildlife thrown in along the way (expect native birds and some cute critters). The views over the World Heritage-listed mountains take in some of Australia’s best-loved landmarks, including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, and Jamison Valley. Here are some of the ways you can get a load of the sights in Scenic World.

Scenic Railway

The Scenic Railway inclines at a breath-taking 52-degree angle, which makes it the world’s steepest passenger railway. Inside the pretty red carriages, the glass roofs offer panoramic views across the rainforest landscape of Jamison Valley below.

What’s more, the selection of individually designed carriages mean passengers can choose their own adventure, and even change their seating position by a margin of 20 degrees. For the adventurous visitor, the “Cliffhanger” ride climbs up at a 64-degree incline, but there are several laid back options for those who just want to soak up the peaceful views. At the bottom of the 310m descent, the railway emerges into a beautiful, ancient rainforest.

Scenic Walkway

The 2.4km long Scenic Walkway provides visitors with the chance to get up close and personal with the spectacular scenery of the Blue Mountains. It’s essentially an elevated walkway that takes you through the Jurassic rainforest of the Jamison Valley.

As you pass ancient trees and colourful local flora, you’ll also get to learn about the history of the region, including its past as a mining area. Listen out for some of the native birds that call the Valley home, too, like the tuneful lyre bird.

Elsewhere on the route, the Marrangaroo Spring offers a delicious taste of pure Blue Mountains water, while the open-air Rainforest Room provides a seating place where you can indulge in the peaceful views.

Scenic Cableway

Descending into the charming surroundings of the Jamison Valley, the Scenic Cableway boasts exceptional panoramic views of the Blue Mountains. The fully-enclosed cabins of the cableway mean you can safely look down on the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, and Katoomba Falls from way above.

Scenic Skyway

The Scenic Skyway gives you the chance to glide between the impressive cliff tops and admire the lush greenery through the glass floor. Hitched 270m above the archaic landscape below, the Skyway offers a unique way to experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains. It offers 360-degree views of the surrounding scenery, including snapshots of the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, and Katoomba Falls.