Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps


5 hrs 30 mins

5.8 km Circuit

722 m

Hard track
This walk starts from the popular Scenic World, in Katoomba, and winds down the Furber steps into the Jamison Valley, following the bush track around the Three Sisters, before climbing up the Giant Staircase and returning along the clifftops. This walk takes you on a crash course of the Blue Mountains National Park, providing you with great views, green forests, and iconic rock formations.

Maps for the Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps 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 Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps

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 5.8 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

2.2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.1km has short steep hills. Whilst another 920m is flat with no steps and the remaining 570m is very steep.

Quality of track

2.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.1km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 40m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 4.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 280m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 6km 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

Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 330m 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 Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps walk starts and ends 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)




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

 


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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 :)