You’ll find something rather surprising on the ancient rainforest floor beneath the Blue Mountains’ iconic Scenic World Railway right now: dinosaurs.

From today until January 28, the world’s steepest railway at Katoomba will be known as The Dinosaur Express, taking passengers down to the prehistoric world of Dinosaur Valley.

It’s the first event of its kind in the Blue Mountains, taking visitors on a journey through time to explore the world of dinosaurs among towering Jurassic rainforest. Cue the Jurassic Park soundtrack.


The experience is led by Dinosaur Rangers as visitors of all ages (seriously, adults can get a kick out of this too) meet prehistoric dinosaurs up close during daily Meet and Roar events.

It’s a cool experience watching the collection life-like dinosaurs which breathe and move in such a natural manner.

Scenic World’s Events Manager Alana Silk said Dinosaur Valley provided a unique opportunity for visitors to experience nature in unexpected ways this summer.


“Dinosaur Valley is a natural fit for Scenic World’s Jurassic rainforest setting,” she said.

“Visitors can see dinosaurs moving among the rainforest, learn fun facts from Dinosaur Rangers, and meet Ringo the Raptor and Barbara the baby triceratops during daily interactive events.”

Scenic World’s Events Manager Alana Silk

The Dinosaur Valley experience is free with entry to Scenic World, with tickets from $39 for adults, $21 for children under 14 years and $99 for a family pass including entry for two adults and up to five children.


Tickets include unlimited travel on the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway, and Walkway.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Will you be going dinosaur spotting this summer?