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Scenic World has welcomed visitors to our corner of the Blue Mountains since 1945. Home to the world's steepest passenger train, we offer a unique nature-based experience.

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Send a message with your enquiry, or call us on 1300 SKYWAY or +61 2 4780 0200 or info@scenicworld.com.au.

Street Address:
Corner Violet Street & Cliff Drive
Katoomba NSW Australia

Postal Address:
PO Box 1042
Katoomba NSW 2780 Australia

Facsimile: 1800 SKYWAY or +61 2 4782 5675

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Sustainability

Situated adjacent a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Scenic World’s location, experiences and interactions with the environment make us unique. We are a responsible tourism business focused on minimising our carbon footprint and serving as environmental stewards for future generations. As a family business, this obligation to value and protect the natural environment of Scenic World is stipulated in the Hammon Family Constitution.

Scenic World is accredited by Ecotourism Australia as a Green Travel Leader and regularly monitored by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Closer to home, we have achieved a Gold rating as a member of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute’s Low Carbon Living Program. Click through to read about sustainability initiatives on site.

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Social Responsibility

Scenic World is proud to support the local community we live in and protect the Blue Mountains for future generations to enjoy. Our social responsibility program, Scenic World Shared, is driven by many voices including passionate employees, our Managing Director, and valued partners.

OUR MISSION

We care deeply about the environment and community in which we live and work, and we’re committed to sustaining it for all to enjoy. We want to create a lasting impact so we can share our vibrant community and environment with others – today and tomorrow.

LEGACY OF GIVING

Scenic World is a third generation family business operating in Katoomba for over 70 years. The Shared program builds on our decades of local philanthropy with a framework for future giving.

OUR COMMITMENT

We want to empower our community to thrive, which is why we’re investing 3% of our profit via diverse partnerships to do good for our local community and World Heritage-listed environment.

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Heritage

Established in 1945, Scenic World began with Harry Hammon’s entrepreneurial vision to transform a former coal mine into an iconic tourist attraction. With the closure of Katoomba Colliery in 1945, Harry recognised an opportunity to innovate, converting old coal skips and existing rail track into a passenger train, creating what is still today the world’s steepest passenger train.

Today, Scenic World continues to be owned and operated by the Hammon Family, offering award-winning experiences to over a million visitors annually.

Corporate

Scenic World is owned and operated by Hammons Holdings Pty Ltd (ABN 38 000 600 475), a third-generation, family held and operated Australian business.

Established in 1945, Scenic World is Australia’s most visited privately owned tourism attraction. Scenic World is led by Manager Director Anthea Hammon and is one of the largest employers in the Blue Mountains, employing more than 160 local residents.

Scenic World is an active member of Family Business Australia and acknowledged within the industry for delivering an innovative, sustainable tourism experience.

For more than 70 years, Hammons Holdings has undertaken consistent investment to establish Scenic World as a world class tourism attraction, maintaining best practice standards in safety, quality and customer experience excellence. This includes over $90M in major projects over the past two decades.

In 2018, the NSW Government appointed Hammons Holdings as the operator of Sydney Harbour Bridge Tourism Activities, including BridgeClimb Sydney. For all enquiries relating to BridgeClimb, click here

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