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The Blue Mountains
The Katoomba Family Hotel is located in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park. There is always something to see or do no matter the weather or the time of year...

At The Katoomba Family Hotel you can get the "local knowledge" that makes your mountain experience that extra bit special.

Links to Katoomba Weather and see the Jamison Valley live using the Scenic Skyway Webcam
* Katoomba Weather
* Scenic Skyway Webcam to see the current weather in Katoomba!
Things To Do in The Blue Mountains This Month - Click On Links for Information
* See Katoomba and Leura - Catch the Explorer Bus
* Discover the Blue Mountains Wilderness at The Edge Cinema
* Visit Jenolan Caves Australia's most outstanding cave system
* Experience the Magic of a Steam Train at the Zig Zag Railway
* Ride the Scenic Railway at Scenic World
* Go horse Riding in the Megalong Valley
* Check out some local Blue Mountains Art!
* See the stars at the Kings Tableland Observatory
* Visit the stunning Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens:
   Home of the "Living fossil", the Wollemi Pine.

* Get a map from the National Parks and Wildlife Office (Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW)
  and explore the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area


Bushwalk of the month
    - Furber Steps-Scenic Railway: 2 km, 45 minutes, medium difficulty

You'll get a great cross-section of the Blue Mountains scenery on this walk, which includes a self-guided walk down the Furber Steps. Cut into the sandstone by hand, these steps climb up through the rainforest under spectacular rock overhangs and past plunging waterfalls.

Start from the Katoomba Falls Kiosk parking area. Descend the steps to the to Witches Leap. Turn left and head down to the Rainforest Lookout - you'll get fine views of the rainforest canopy here, and might also hear whipbirds and lyrebirds. You can also take a 10-minute detour along the Underfalls Track, for a superb view of Katoomba Falls. Then return to the main track and continue on to Queen Victoria Lookout. Descend the Furber Steps, turn right at the bottom and walk 200 m through the rainforest. You'll pass spectacular rock overhangs and plunging waterfalls (such as Veras Grotto, a short diversion from the main track) before reaching the base of the Scenic Railway. If you'd rather only have downhill memories of Furber Steps, the railway runs every day from 9 am to 4.50 pm.

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