Scenic World to Echo Point


1 hr 15 mins

2.1 km One way

192 m

Moderate track
This is one of the most popular tourist walks in the Katoomba area. The walk follows the cliffs along a well maintained and signposted track between two popular destinations, Scenic World and Echo Point. You will see amazing views of the Jamison Valley and Mt Solitary before enjoying the majesty of the Three Sisters.

Maps for the Scenic World to Echo Point 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 Scenic World to Echo Point bushwalking track

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

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 2.1 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 1.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 680m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

990m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 940m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (210m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 1.2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 960m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 50m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 1.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 260m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Scenic World to Echo Point walk starts at the Scenic World (gps: -33.728585, 150.30096)
Your transport options to Scenic World are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Scenic World to Echo Point ends at the Echo Point (gps: -33.732682, 150.312)
Your transport options to Echo Point are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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/swtep


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 :)