The Blue Mountains Sights

Scenic World

  • Cliff Dr. at Violet St. Map It
  • Katoomba
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Updated 01/16/2014

Fodor's Review

Thrill-seekers have more to enjoy since the 2013 reopening of the Scenic Railway, whose trains descend 1,000 feet down the mountainside—they now have new seats that allow passengers to adjust the incline angle from 52 to a hair-raising 64 degrees. The railway is one of three attractions at Scenic World, which has carried more than 25 million passengers to the valley floor since it opened in 1945. Once at the base, visitors can hike on easy trails through the rain forest or make the 20-minute hike to Cableway, a huge cable car that whisks passengers back up the mountain. You can also hike back up, but it's a steep, strenuous climb. The third attractions is Scenic Skyway, a glass-enclosed and -floored cabin that travels from on one cliff to another, some 920 feet above the ravines below. The A$35 day pass provides unlimited rides on all three attractions.

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Cliff Dr. at Violet St., Katoomba, New South Wales, 2780, Australia

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  • Daily 9–5

Updated 01/16/2014


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