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Katoomba Green

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The town of Katoomba is in the Blue Mountains and makes a great base for visitors to the area. With bus and train links, the non-car walker is well catered for. In the main street there are many cafes and restaurants as well as this little park. The truly impressive Jamison Valley is very nearby with excellent views from the lookout at Echo Point. Even on a day trip you can go down the 800 steps of Giants Stairway to the valley below and walk through the forest before a fast ascent on the scenic railway.

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