Dharug and Gundungurra
Say "Warami", (hello) in the Dharug language when you arrive at Katoomba and don't be in a hurry to say "Yanu" (goodbye) too quickly as there are so many amazing indigenous cultural experiences and artifacts that can be discovered in the local area.
The word Katoomba is thought to have dervided from Kedoombar (or Go Doom Ba, Arcartoomba, Goodomabah), derived from the Gundungurra word meaning 'falling waters' (Source: Creative Spirits) and as you enjoy the natural wilderness of the area you will be in danger of getting lost in over 40,000 years of history as well.
There are many beautiful walks in the Blue Mountains where you can explore indigenous paintings and relics. Please ensure you are respectful of the sites, and try to leave the bush untouched. There is a bushwalking register in reception - please sign prior to departure so that we can keep an eye out for you upon your return. If you spot any rubbish on your walk take the opportunity to pick it up and bring it back to our bins where we will cheerfully dispose of it for you.