Cittaslow Katoomba Blue Mountains



For many decades now the Blue Mountains has been amongst the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. The region is also widely known and renowned internationally and with its fairly recent World Heritage listing it remains much visited, appreciated and loved.

To be a Cittaslow simply adds icing to the cake, thus ensuring tourists from as close as Sydney and as far as London will continue to enjoy its beauty and uniqueness. In another way too, Cittaslow brings a focus to its fragility and seeks to sustain it as a collection of viable and diverse village communities. It aims to raise the broader awareness of what we have, what is important to retain or what perhaps to regenerate further.

Tourism is the largest industry of the region, so there is an inherrant obligation in this role to be seen to cherish as much as share our escarpments, rivers, forests and townships. Cittaslow aligns strongly with and favours care, quality of service and mutual respect, adding to the Blue Mountains experience.

Meeting the ranger at The Basin in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (image: DECCW) 

Blue Mountains National Park

School Excursions
There is a wid variety of excursions available that offer experience and insights into...

Living Country, Living Culture - Aboriginal Discovery

Understand and appreciate traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture with Aboriginal Discovery rangers. Learn how the environment is important to Aboriginal people and the roles of men and women through an artefact presentation, dance and/or bushtucker and bush medicine walks.

Grand Canyon track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall

Grand Canyon Track

National Parks and Wildlife Service -

"My favourite walk of all time is the historic National Pass. Can you believe that it is over 100 years old?"

Blue Mountains National Park, one of the most well known parks in Australia, is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area; listed for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values, including protecting sites of Aboriginal cultural significance. This huge park boasts more than 140km of trails and walking tracks and there are great places to go camping, including Euroka or Blue Gum Forest where you can pitch your tent beneath the shade of a majestic eucalypt.






Slow Food Blue Mountains and Cittaslow Katoomba Blue Mountains have just produced a  SLOW SHOPPING TRAIL FOR FASHIONISTAS to highlight the Mountains' unique style and at the same time support  local small businesses, our artists, charity shops and the environment.  Woven through the Trail are some suggested delicatessen, cafe and restaurant 'stops' along the way, as we know when fashionistas  go shopping it can take hours ... or even days!  The Trail  is designed to be undertaken by rail,  and also promotes walking within the village precincts, thereby  maximizing the use of sustainable transport options  in the villages of Glenbrook, Springwood, Leura,  Katoomba and Blackheath.


See attached and guide yourself along this unique and enjoyable excursion into the Blue Mountains and the past.

Cittaslow Katoomba Blue Mountains

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