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Where is the branch located?
We are located at Unit 5/78-82 Megalong St, Katoomba NSW 2780.
It’s time for your trip to Katoomba! The gateway to the Blue Mountains and beyond, Katoomba is a beautiful town that is waiting for you to explore. Located just 1.5 hours away from Sydney, Katoomba quite simply has the best of both worlds - so get ready to enjoy everything that this magical place has to offer!
Katoomba has a mild climate that is both warm and temperate. However, Katoomba is also prone to significant rainfall throughout the year, so make sure to pack for every type of weather! The summer is hot, sunny, and mostly dry. During the winter, Katoomba usually sees snowfall - it truly is the most magical place to experience.
Katoomba is the start of an incredible adventure for you. Take your time as you explore all that the Blue Mountains region has to offer! You’ll have a blast in your Thrifty rental.
Katoomba is at the heart of the Blue Mountains, which is a World Heritage-listed site with ancient rock formations and endless canyons, rainforest, and a sea of blue.
The Blue Mountains is one of the most visited places in Australia. Thousands of people come to visit every single year. Make sure to stop by the Three Sisters and admire the hazy blue horizon behind these iconic ancient rock formations. Look down and marvel at the rainforest valleys while you’re high up in the sky - you’ll appreciate the view even more once you’ve hiked through it. There are plenty of hikes within the Blue Mountains, like the Grand Canyon, Wentworth Falls, and the Empress Falls Track. Or, hike at nightfall and take to the Katoomba Falls Reserve Nightfall Track - it’s incredible.
Keep it local and enjoy the tourism that Scenic World has to offer! Scenic World is a heap of fun for the entire family. It’s also home to the steepest passenger railway in the world, so make sure to try it out! Finally, uncover unique experiences and Aboriginal history. There is so much to do and see here.
Katoomba is a town worth exploring all in itself. It’s typical of Australian rural towns, and simply magical to stay in and discover. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the local places to eat and drink in, like 8Things, Aunty Ed’s, or Yellow Deli!
Katoomba Downtown is the perfect base to explore the area, and beyond. If you fancy a day of adventure and thrills, head to Jenolan Caves. These limestone caves are west of the Blue Mountains area, and promise a day of underground adventures!
If you fancy a day in the city, Katoomba is just a 1.5-hours’ drive from Sydney! This Harbour City is famous for its iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and of course, Bondi Beach. Ditch the hiking boots and dig out your bathers as you hit the golden sands and surf that’s famed in this city. It’s simply the perfect day trip from Katoomba.
There is an incredible amount to do in Katoomba and the surrounding Blue Mountain region. Whether you choose to stay local in this stunning area or hit the road either east or west, you’ll never run out of things to do and see! Embrace the countryside and make the most of your days as you hike and drive your way through the valleys, rainforests, and waterfalls.
If you’d like to learn more about Thrifty destinations, head to our blog! We can’t wait to see you soon, at Katoomba Downtown Thrifty.