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The Giant Stairway

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Address: Echo Point road | Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4787 8877
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Amazing and painful for your muscles

Is worth it to do this walk for the amazing landscapes and forest, but if you are not too fit be careful, your body is gonna be painful for a week. There is lilke a million... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
LondRoc
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Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Is worth it to do this walk for the amazing landscapes and forest, but if you are not too fit be careful, your body is gonna be painful for a week. There is lilke a million stairs... 😊

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Will do it again. Pack a camera and wear good walking shoes. Take a lunch and sit by the falls. Have completed this four times

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This stairway lives up to its name. For the unsuspecting, you can be caught off guard as you make turn after turn and remain out of sight of the end. Bringing water is recommended. If all you want to do is go down and come right back up, you'll only need an hour. If you want to explore at the... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went down Giant Staircase but came back up through Fern Bower - more moderate grade and much cooler. Giant's staircase is very exposed to the sun, and unrelentingly steep.

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Apia, Samoa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a steep hike down, the steps are a work out, there is a hand rail for most of it. The views are spectacular making the hike worth the extra effort, hay then you can afford that extra ice cream.

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun hike up and down some very steep stairs, make sure to bring water. The only thing that sucked was all the people smoking.... :-(

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Katoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you start at the three sisters you have a fair number of steps to get down to the 1st "Sister" where there is a look out. If you have the energy for it, keep going down and you eventually (after some 900-1000 steps) get below the canopy into Federal Pass. Rather than walking back up, enjoy your new "jelly... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do it. You'll sleep well that night but it's a great way to reach the forest floor and explore further.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

'Giant stairway' didn't really sound that appealing given that our legs were already sore from walking the previous day and we're not the fittest people around...but it wasn't that bad really. If you want to walk across the little bridge to the first 'sister' then you gotta do the stairs. Worth it, I think.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When you walk down the steps it feels quite scary as they are steep and it's a long way down. But it's worth it when you get to the bridge. There is a little bench at the bottom to sit and admire the views. Going back up is hard work , but you can stop and get your breath back.

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