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Scenic World
1 Violet Street
Katoomba
NSW
2780?
Tel: 02 4780 0200

Directions

They are located the corner of Violet Street and Cliff Drive, only 3km from Katoomba's town centre and railway station.

From Katoomba you can hop on a Blue Mountains Explorer or Trolley Tours bus that will drop you off right at the front door.

Where are we going today?

Scenic World at Katoomba offers a mix of incredible experiences for the whole family, in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains of Australia.

These experiences are found nowhere else on earth! And all less than 2 hours from Sydney on the train!

First, The Scenic Cableway takes you on 545 metre ride into - or out of - the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Jamison Valley. (Do you want us to tell you that this is the steepest aerial cable car in the southern hemisphere?!) You will see incredible and iconic sites of the area like Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls. 

At the bottom of the cableway, you will then be introduced to the The Scenic Walkway where the whole family can discover over 2.4kms of boardwalk through the ancient rainforest, including 380 metres of wheel chair accessible walkway!

The Scenic Skyway takes you on a 720 metre journey, 270m above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls. You are suspended over Jurassic rainforest as you glide smoothly across the sky! This ride boasts a world first - an Electro-Sceniglass floor. At the flip of a switch, breathtaking views are revealed through the cabin floor.

The 360 degree bird's eye view from the Skyway takes in the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Mount Solitary and the never ending expanse of the Jamison Valley.

At the bottom there are lookouts all over the valley, as well as bush trails to Echo Point.

And finally, The Scenic Railway’s 310m descent will take you through a cliff side tunnel down into an ancient rainforest. (Do you want us to tell you that this is the steepest passenger railway in the world?) Trains depart every ten minutes so you won't have to ever wait long. 

At the base there are 2.4km of Jurassic rainforest waiting for you to walk through.

Nature at it's best, and NSW at it's most iconic! 

 
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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$35 for all attractions
  • Children$18 (Ages 4 - 13) all attractions
  • Free Under: 4 years.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Open every day from 9am to 5pm

Teachers corner

Scenic World is a popular place for school groups as kids can really get an understanding about nature, and even physics, on this trip. It's also a great way for them to experience Australia. .

I'm Hungry!

There are heaps of cafes and sweet coffee shops to enjoy treats, food and drinks during your time in Katoomba!.

Any Top Tips?

All Scenic World experiences are suitable for children of any age. Babies and small children are welcome on all rides and must be held by a guardian as baby seats are not provided on the Railway, Skyway or Cableway. Pram accessibility is limited on the Scenic Railway and Walkway.

Also, if you buy the unlimited pass, allow about 2 hours to experience everything. .

Can I get one of those?

Skyway Souvenirs claims to be the largest souvenir shop in NSW - best go check it out and see what gems you can find!.

More information

The height of some of the features can be unnerving for children, so make sure you choose your rides carefully as the journey can't be stopped once started!.

What people are saying?

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    This place has gone from strengh to strength over the last 15 years. Much better than it used to be. I always take international visitors there and they are blown away by the experience. Every time I go there is something new and better. Spectacular scenery and you get immersed in it in a way you can't anywhere else in Australia. While it costs quite a bit for a ticket, you get a diverse experience and can spend half a day at Scenic World and the rest of the day walking some of the easy and spectacular tracks nearby which are free. So compared...Read More

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    Initially I thought that it was just the Three Sisters (and a bunch of hiking trails) that made up Katoomba, however when we caught the bus back to the railway station it took us past this place (or at least the skytrain). So, we decided to check it out instead of heading back into town.
    Look, there were some good things about this place, and some rather ordinary things. Sure, the skytrain past the Katoomba falls was magnificent (especially on a rainy day when you see the waterfall in all its glory), and the scenic railway is a thrill of a ride...Read More

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    They've done this place up a lot since I was last here.

    Nice gift shop and not too pricey - the usual "Made in China" Aussie souvenirs in here... lol.

    You can buy a $35 ticket which will get you unlimited rides on the Skyway, Cable Car and Scenic Railway - the best value. Or a one-way trip on any of these is $14, which isn't great value. Unfortunately, we were on limited time so this was what we had to do. No big problems - will make more time next time.

    Staff were friendly and helpful explaining things to us, and view from the Skyway was excellent,...Read More

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    the staff were very warm and very passionate with their job. matthew at the rail way, andy at the cable car, etc. we were there on the 3/jan/14, it was extremely busy, needed to queued up to 40 min for the tickets, then another 30 minutes for the railway and skyway they extended the hours for us, so we had enough time to enjoy all the facilities the walks.all staff were there to greet us for the last ride back from the cableway. we enjoyed ourselves very much. much appreciated for the staff' humour and great services.

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    Visiting from Ireland and all the books advise using Scenic world to appreciate the views that the Blue Mountains have to offer. The books do not lie. The views from the Skywalk were breathtaking. The train is an experience, cant say that my eyes were open for a lot of it but a fear of heights was definitely concurred. Well worth a visit, especially if you have time constraints.

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by David Wilkins

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This place has gone from strengh to strength over the last 15 years. Much better than it used to be. I always take international visitors there and they are blown away by the experience. Every time I go there is something new and better. Spectacular scenery and you get immersed in it in a way you can't anywhere else in Australia. While it costs quite a bit for a ticket, you get a diverse experience and can spend half a day at Scenic World and the rest of the day walking some of the easy and spectacular tracks nearby which are free. So compared to other Australian tourist facilities it gives pretty good value for a whole day's outing.

by David Sarkies

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Initially I thought that it was just the Three Sisters (and a bunch of hiking trails) that made up Katoomba, however when we caught the bus back to the railway station it took us past this place (or at least the skytrain). So, we decided to check it out instead of heading back into town.
Look, there were some good things about this place, and some rather ordinary things. Sure, the skytrain past the Katoomba falls was magnificent (especially on a rainy day when you see the waterfall in all its glory), and the scenic railway is a thrill of a ride (it descends the mountain at an almost 90 degree angle), and the walks past the restored mining operations at the foot of the cliff were interesting, but it was still really manufactured. I guess the biggest gripe I had was that we were waiting for about half an hour for the bus to come and take us back (we probably just missed the last one).

by Lachlan Burnet

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They've done this place up a lot since I was last here.

Nice gift shop and not too pricey - the usual "Made in China" Aussie souvenirs in here... lol.

You can buy a $35 ticket which will get you unlimited rides on the Skyway, Cable Car and Scenic Railway - the best value. Or a one-way trip on any of these is $14, which isn't great value. Unfortunately, we were on limited time so this was what we had to do. No big problems - will make more time next time.

Staff were friendly and helpful explaining things to us, and view from the Skyway was excellent, despite being a cloudy day.

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