Giant Stairway – The Three Sisters

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Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains National Park and take on the challenging Echo Point to Scenic World walking track via the Giant Stairway. Enjoy awe-inspiring views from Echo Point lookout before descending into the valley over more than 800 steel and stone steps. The steps were originally forged in 1909. Keep an eye out for amazing native flora and astounding native wildlife in the bush of the Blue Mountains. Along the way, marvel at the Three Sisters from the floor of the Jamison Valley, stroll past Federal Pass and travel past the cascading beauty of Katoomba Falls to popular tourist attraction Scenic World. On arrival at Scenic World, visitors can take the opportunity to ride the Scenic Railway back to the top, or climb up the steep Furber Steps for more amazing rainforest vistas.

The scenic railway is known for having the steepest incline in the world at 52 degrees. Plan your walk to ensure you make the last train at 4:50pm. Visitors should note that the walking track is listed as Grade Four, with a very steep gradient and some bushwalking experience recommended.


  • Bush walking / hiking
  • Sight-seeing


  • Walking trail - 4.7km one-way, grade 4
  • Lookout
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for the most up to date information.
  • Ensure you observe all safety signs. Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring Australia.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Parking, camping and national park fees may apply. See parks website for more details.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.

Photo credit: Destination NSW

Content credits: NSW National Parks | Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Giant Stairway – The Three Sisters

Address: The Three Sisters, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

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