Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

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Things to do in Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

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

FREE Board game night

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

Lounge Area

Free Fitness class

Stretch your muscles at our free fitness class!


$1 Ice cream night

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

Sunday nights
Communal dining hall

FREE Movie night

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

Thursday nights
TV room

FREE Outdoor Chess/WII Olympics

Enjoy a game of chess with our giant outdoor chess set! Or, perhaps challenge yourself indoors with our Wii Olympics Competition?

Ask at Reception

FREE 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 Tour

Wanting to explore the Blue Mountains but short on time? No worries, join this day tour to see native wildlife, take in a bushwalk, and visit the famous 3 Sisters rock formation.
per person

1 Day Blue Mountains Scenic Tour

If you are short on time and looking to experience the must see sights of the Blue Mountains- this is the tour for you. Hand feed kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park and come back to Sydney on a River Cruise!
per person

Blue Mountains Overnight Tour

Combines a guided tour + 1 free day in the Blue Mountains to explore; go hiking, canyoning, abseling or check out the famous Jenolan Caves! Book with YHA and save $20.

FREE things to do in Katoomba

  1. Adventure on the beautiful hour-long Three Sisters Walk, and prepare for some serious 'Gram potential!
  2. Go one better and tackle the two hour Laura Cascados walk
  3. Dazzle your senses with the sunset at Cahill's Lookout
  4. Trek it to The Ruined Castle - A beautiful rock formation that offers great views over the valley as far as Wentworth Falls and Katoomba

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High 'n' Wild Adventures
$10 off day trips
YHA members receive $10 off full day trips. $5 off half day trips. Daily adventures in the Blue Mountains, including Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Canyoning, Mountain Biking, & Bushwalking/Bush skills courses. Located on-site at Blue Mountains YHA, Katoomba.
  • (02) 4782 6224
Waradah Aboriginal Centre
20% Off
YHA members receive 20% off Adult prices to the Live Show - a narrative performance through Australia's significant timeline in full period costume. Includes Aboriginal Dreaming Stories of Yidiki (Didgeridoo) and the Seven Sisters. Daily performances start at 10:30am. The centre is a combination Art Gallery, Retail and Theatre Attraction.
  • (02) 4782 1979
Blue Mountains Mystery Tours
$5 Off all tours
YHA members get $5 off all tours. Ghost, mystery, scenic and history tours.
  • (02) 4751 2622 or 0418 416 403
Bamboo Box
10% off dinner
YHA members receive 10% off dinner the menu. Located at 50 Katoomba St, Katoomba.
  • (02) 4782 6998
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