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Is Katoomba good to visit in itself for the day?

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Is Katoomba good to visit in itself for the day?

I'm comi g to Sydney with my mum next month. We want to get out of the city that's isn't too long a trip. We won't have a car either. Is it a good place to spend the day, or should we be going somewhere else? Thanks I. Advance!

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1. Re: Is Katoomba good to visit in itself for the day?

Katoomba is not a 'pretty' town but the activities assoiciated with the Blue Mountains National Park that you access from Katoomba are fantastic. The hoho bus goes to all the main sites. YOu can check them out via the 'things to do' tab in the green bar at the top.

Head over to Leura for lunch or afternoon tea and some retail therapy at the shops in and around the lovely main street.

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2. Re: Is Katoomba good to visit in itself for the day?

I agree but Katoomba itself can be a nice day out. Getting the early train up (it's a 2 hr trip) you can get the hop on hop off or the trolley bus which will take you around to the main sites. Even if your mum isn't very mobile you can see the 3 sisters from the look out without a major hike. If that's all you want to see perhaps just the local bus would be more economical but with the HOHO you can just sit and do the "loop, and therefore see the beauty of the area. In Katoomba, enjoy coffee or lunch at the Paragon cafe in Katoomba street and enjoy an afternoon glass of wine in the legendary Carrington Hotel. Tours are run but you would need to check dates and times. Leura is just one train stop away and it's very easy to do both as the towns are easy walking distance and worth a visit

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3. Re: Is Katoomba good to visit in itself for the day?

Hey guys, thanks so much for the information. Will do the hoho bus.

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4. Re: Is Katoomba good to visit in itself for the day?

If your mum is over 60 and has a seniors card, the return train trip will cost her $2.50 and should you decide to use the public buses in Katoomba, that's covered too. Ask for a Pensioners Excursion Ticket.

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5. Re: Is Katoomba good to visit in itself for the day?

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