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Echo Point road | Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4787 8877
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All reviews scenic railway echo point three sisters scenic world furber steps catch your breath great walk worth the effort afraid of heights take your time reasonable level of fitness steep descent hour walk the cliff blue mountains valley floor great fun
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When our children were small we had holidays in Katoomba and they loved the stairs, usualy went back up on the train. Now past the age to use the stairway. still here in December

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ralph and Elean... G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the easiest walk but OK for most able-bodied people. Very rewarding with great views and waterfalls (in the wet season, perhaps not at other times). Some longer sections on shade - welcome in summer. Well marked and with hand rails etc in all the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Graeme A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice walk, not so long, therefore great for all ages. The stairs are steep and you will get tired but it is a nice exercise.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DominikJ78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did this walk yesterday. I started the walk with great trepidation as I have a fear of heights. The steps are steep, but if you take great care and go slowly they are fine. I was surprised when we reached the bottom as it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Penley2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Starting from Echo Point, the descent down the Giant Stairway is a little tricky with a combination of rocks, steps and staircases amounting to 900 steps with a stop at the first sister. I’d recommend walking an hour along the valley towards scenic world. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Boondoggler
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Very scenic and quiet, good spot for great photos of flora and the unexpected fauna, could have stayed all day

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sorro63
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Started at Echo Point Lookout. Walkway is paved until you reach the Giant Stairway. From there it is steep and narrow! Some of the stairs are concrete, some are steel, and a few are natural rocks. There is a handrail along the stairway. The views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bobe2
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

A hard walk but you get some good sights. Take lots of water. A few stopping points along the way to catch your breath and take in the view. The most spectacular being the honeymoon bridge which takes you to the the first sister.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank c3017599
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The walk to the stairway is excellent. The walk down the stairway is steep. You can go all the way to the bottom and walk along the river back to scenic world and get the train back to the main entrance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wazzab
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Take the stairs down 300 meters and either a. turn right with the tourists and go for an hour along the cool flat path of pleasure to the bottom of railway back up or climb up via Furber stairs which are much better than the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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1 October 2018|
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Response from Peter d | Reviewed this property |
Echo Point is definitely the place to park, you can either walk back around the rim after after catching the Scenic Rail up (about half an hour easy walk) or catch the Skyway across then walk. Last option is catch the... More
21 December 2017|
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Response from Aurelia106 | Reviewed this property |
The walk takes about an hour and a half.
16 July 2015|
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Response from cromansydney | Reviewed this property |
If you mean to descend via the giant stairway, yes you can do that and take scenic railway back up to the scenic world. You will need to walk from when you get to the bottom to the scenic railway for probably 1 hour, or even... More