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Katoomba is the heart of the Blue Mountains. As busy as it is with tourists coming and going it still assumes a quaint charm and character.
Katoomba is a great place to visit if you are looking for a day trip or a starting point for bigger mountain adventures

The Blue Mountains

Although frequented daily by day trippers the Blue Mountains is big enough to spend weeks exploring it's rainforests, cliffs, waterfalls and caves

The greater Blue Mountains area is actually larger than Ireland. Demographically referred to as the Northern Rivers, it made up of three main areas and has a cumulative population of approximately 100,000.

Over a million hectares of mountains, gorges and wild forests make the Blue Mountains a dramatic landscape to explore.

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  • Pros:Close to Sydney, great facilities for all ages
  • Cons:Some very touristic landmarks
  • In a nutshell:Blue Mountains day trippers go here!
  • Last visit to Katoomba: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 4, 2005
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