Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway


3 hrs

3.1 km One way

273 m

Hard track
This walk starts at the most popular lookout in the Blue Mountains, and passes one of Australia’s most famous landmarks, The Three Sisters. After descending into the valley and enjoying the views along the bottom of the cliffs you catch the scenic railway back up the hill. With great views of the valley, and a beautiful forest environment, this is a popular walk. All the more because at the end, the world’s steepest railway is available to take walkers back up to the top of the cliffs. This walk is not suitable for people with heart or breathing difficulties and for those with a fear of heights.

Maps for the Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.1 km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 680m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 430m is flat with no steps and the remaining 240m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 2.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 3.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 3.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 3.2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 200m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 3.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway walk starts at the Echo Point Information Center (gps: -33.732069, 150.31242)
Your transport options to Echo Point Information Center are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
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The Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway ends at the Scenic World (gps: -33.728585, 150.30095)
Your transport options to Scenic World are by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Bus. (get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/eptswvgs


Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)