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The Giant Stairway

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Address: Echo Point road | Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Not for the faint hearted

Fantastic views from this amazing stairway but a little scary in places. They become very steep in some areas although extremely sturdy and well maintained. Definitely had sore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
CLMaust
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Newcastle, Australia

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Newcastle, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic views from this amazing stairway but a little scary in places. They become very steep in some areas although extremely sturdy and well maintained. Definitely had sore leg and calf muscles the next day and only one person wide in some spots. Would not even consider and uphill climb of these stairs unless you were extremely fit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lady at the info centre recommended us a route, which we followed to a T. We didn't realise it meant that we finished with walking up this beast after a solid five hours of traversing the valley. It was HORRIBLE but SO WORTH IT. Climbing the three flights of stairs to my apartment now seems like a piece of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whew! Just descending to ams ascending from the first level was a slight workout. But what a great alternative view of the Jameson Valley. Loved the up close and personal encounter with Meenhi of the Three Sisters.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bear in mind that this stairway gets steep and narrow in parts - not to mention crowded, at least in the section leading down to the Three Sisters. Beyond that you'll find you have most of it to yourself. Remember that every step you take further down will be another one you have to take to get back up again!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best feeling to be in this rides after a long 2 hours of walking to cross the mountains. Will make you feel better as soon as you reach the top and have a meal at the restaurant. Only issues are so much flies!!! Seems like they followed all of us even if you're not eating. Even it's windy but these... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a challenge and don't mind heights or a few vertical stairs in places then you will love this! After seeing Honeymoon bridge from a distance at Echo Point I found it irresistible to go the extra step. The entrance to the walk is located near the information/gift shop. It is worth trying to attempt it as far... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I only managed to complete half of the stairwell as we had already hiked from Scenic world to get there. But wow what an amazing this to see and do. Be warned, it is challenging and no mean feat! If you are scared of heights this may not be the thing for you either - but oh... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is NOT easy and you really need a level of fitness for the return and a level of balance for the descent. Narrow steps and uneven so wear appropriate shoes and bring water.

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Darwin, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steep, exciting, great views and alternative way to really get a sense of the vastness and height of the three sisters area. Recommend go before it gets busy or too hot. The hand railing can get very hot in the sun. You do need to be relatively fit although there are some bench seats along the way. We caught cable... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth making this trip to see the 3 sisters from a different perspective. The scenery is wonderful. Be prepared for a bit more effort on the way back.

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