Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

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  • Things to do in Katoomba

    Escape to the Blue Mountains and explore this World Heritage area that is famous for its dramatic scenery, bushwalking and adventure activities. Try abseiling, canyoning, mountain biking, Jenolan Caves tour, or just enjoy the local shops and cafes. There is also a cosy and friendly log fireplace to enjoy a hot chocolate in front of after a long day. 

    Live music is offered in local venues (Wed-Sun), along with backpacker activities, and night walks.

    At the hostel

    Event - BBQ Dinner

    BBQ Night

    Spend your Saturday night with us and join us for a BBQ dinner!

    Outside area
    Event - Board game night

    Board Game Night

    Challenge your new friends to a board game or two! Check out our free Board Game night every Monday.

    Lounge Area
    Event - Exercise Class

    Fitness Class

    Stretch your muscles at our free fitness class!

    Event - Ice-cream night

    Ice Cream Night

    Enjoy ice cream in the lounge with a gold coin donation.

    Sunday nights
    Communal dining hall
    Event - Movie night

    Movie Night

    Relax and watch a movie with your fellow hostellers, popcorn included.

    Thursday nights
    TV room
    Event - Free Outdoor Chess

    Outdoor Chess/Wii Olympics

    Checkmate! Enjoy a game of chess with our giant outdoor chess set. Not keen on chess? Challenge yourself in our Wii Olympics competition.

    Event - Self Guided Bushwalk

    Self Guided Bushwalk

    Discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains for yourself! Ask reception for the map and instructions for this awesome self guided bushwalk.


    Tours & activities related to this hostel

    per person

    1 Day Blue Mountains Explore the Wilderness

    Sydney & Blue Mountains, NSW
    If you are fit, active and love bush walks then this is the tour for you! Explore waterfalls, rainforest, the 3 Sisters plus a wildlife park. Choose to do the day tour or why not stay overnight.
    per person
    The Three Sisters at Echo Point in Katoomba, Blue Mountains

    1 Day Blue Mountains Scenic Tour

    Sydney & Blue Mountains, NSW
    If you are in Sydney and short on time this tour will suit! Visit the Blue Mountains, hand feed kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park and come back to Sydney on a River Cruise!
    per person
    3 sisters sunset

    Blue Mountains Overnight Escape

    Sydney, NSW
    Combine our popular Scenic 1 day tour with an overnight stay at YHA Katoomba. You can chill out the second day, tour Jenolan Caves or be adventurous and go abseiling!

    FREE things to do in Katoomba

    1. Do the one-hour Three Sisters Walk
    2. Do the Laura Cascados two-hour walk
    3. Watch the sunset at Cahill's Lookout
    4. Do the Ruined Castle 6-hour walk
    • Travel light with a jumper and good coat in the winter months.
      Tim B
    • Prince Henry track a good walk for those who don't want to go down into the valley.
      Annette R
    • You have to see the sunrise over the three sisters! Make a daytrip to wentworth falls. It's worth it!
      Martin H
    • Charles Darwin walk down to Wentworth Waterfall, forget the expensive bus, shank's pony (your legs) get a much better wilderness bush walk for free there and the stairs to the bottom are breathtaking!
      Alastair S
    • There are busses to Blackheat for the Grand Canyon trail witch is one of the best trail done in Australia also busses for Wentworth to get to the falls and National Park, Charles Darwin Walk and the amazing National Pass.
      Ginette M
    • Go to the Sculpture hiking trail at Scenic world! Many other hiking trails... Additionally a place where a vivid artist scene exists (the YHA a common room with a stage, regional journal ("Blume")
      Marita V
    • From Katoomba Railway Station YHA just say 15 minutes a quick downhill walk.
      Ronald W

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