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The Three Sisters Footpath
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.8 km SSE of Katoomba
Length: 1.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 113 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 113 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

Going from Echo Point (the most popular lookout in the Blue Mountains) to the Three Sisters (one of Australia's most famous landmarks), this walk is extremely popular with both tourists and locals, and rightly so. Be prepared for great views of Mt Solitary, the Jamison Valley and especially great views of the Three Sisters. You can even cross a bridge to stand in a cave on one of the Sisters. (open in app)


There are closures in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Three Sisters Footpath

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of The Three Sisters Footpath bushwalking tracknotes
Map of The Three Sisters Footpath
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Echo Point
Echo Point Archway Intersection
Int of the Three Sisters Footpath and Spooners Lookout Footpath
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Int of Lady Game Lookout Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Top of the Giant Staircase
Top of the Giant Staircase
The Three Sisters Bridge Intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Echo Point

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series NSW-six-foot-track 
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Echo Point Lookout
 
Echo Point Lookout +
 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point
 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point +
 
The Jamison Valley from Echo Point
 
The Jamison Valley from Echo Point +

 
Information Center at Echo point
 
Information Center at Echo point +
 
The archway exit from Echo Point
 
The archway exit from Echo Point +
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters +

 
Passing a nice lookout
 
Passing a nice lookout +
 
Heading down towards the Three Sisters
 
Heading down towards the Three Sisters +
 
To Lady Game Lookout
 
To Lady Game Lookout +

 
Top of the Giant Staircase
 
Top of the Giant Staircase +
 
Looking down the Giant Staircase to the Three Sisters
 
Looking down the Giant Staircase to the Three Sisters +
 
The bridge across to the Three Sisters
 
The bridge across to the Three Sisters +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the The Three Sisters Footpath bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Three Sisters Footpath bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Three Sisters Footpath bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Three Sisters Footpath bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.2km
Time 45 mins
.


Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
350m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 200m is flat with no steps. The remaining (30m) is very steep.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 580m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 580m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 580m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 580m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 580m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Echo Point
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Echo Point
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Echo Point Alt = 929 m
Echo Point is the Blue Mountains' most famous lookout, home to one of the best photo opportunities for the Three Sisters. Visited by over two million tourists each year, this popular spot also serves as the starting point for numerous bush walks of various grades, securing its position as one of the most popular locations in the Blue Mountains.

(0 km) Echo Point to Echo Point Archway Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 106 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -5 m
From Echo Point, this walk heads away from the view, towards the visitor centre and the toilet block. On the other side of the visitor centre, the track comes to the start of a footpath which winds under an archway, signposted as the way to the Three Sisters

Echo Point Visitor Information Centre Alt = 954 m
This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance, (including wheelchair-accessible facilities). For more information, phone 1300 653 408. More info

(0.11 km) Echo Point Archway Intersection to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 304 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -16 m
Continue straight: From the archway, this walk heads away from the Echo point and follows the higher of the two paths through the bush for a short while, until this walk comes to an intersection with the lower path on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath heading away from the 'Y' intersection and bending around to the right. The path winds down the long, gentle hill until it flattens out, coming to an unnamed lookout opposite the intersection of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the Three Sisters footpath.

(0.41 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath to Top of the Giant Staircase
Walk: Easy - footpath,bushtrack
Length = 135 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -30 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath down the gentle hill, keeping the cliffs and the valley down the hill to the right as it winds down to the intersection of the Oreades Lookout Track.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the gentle hill towards the Three Sisters, passing under a rock archway and coming to the top of the Giant Staircase.

(0.55 km) Top of the Giant Staircase to Lady Game Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 11 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the hill towards the Three Sisters for about 10m before coming to the Lady Game Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Lady Game Lookout Alt = 896 m
Lady Game Lookout is a narrow, fenced lookout above the Three Sisters. The track to this lookout starts just near the archway which marks the start of the Giant Staircase. Lady Game Lookout provides a bird's-eye view over the Three Sisters and is a popular stop whilst exploring the area.

(0.55 km) Top of the Giant Staircase to The Three Sisters
Track: Hard - footpath,bushtrack
Length = 38 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -35 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the steep stairs, winding down the side of the cliffs, to the intersection next to the bridge (which goes across to the overhang under the First Sister).
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk crosses the bridge over to the Three Sisters.

The Three Sisters Alt = 845 m
This well-known rock formation can be found just south of Katoomba, and can be viewed from many of the cliffside lookouts, from Narrow Neck all the way around to Sublime Point. Historically, this formation appears in Aboriginal 'Dream Time' stories, where three sisters were transformed into stone[1]. This iconic rock formation is popular amongst tourists and bushwalkers alike. More info

Catch the bus from Echo Point
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Echo Point
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 1.8 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2.2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 28.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 33.5 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 34 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Three Sisters Footpath.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Three Sisters Footpath
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5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
29 km (to the WNW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 29 km (to the WNW)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 29 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NNW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 35 km (to the NE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Storm developing. Very windy.
Storm developing. Very windy.
20.1°C (feels like 14.0°)
37 km/h from the W
63% humidity     (as at 01/09:00am)
Sat      28°Storm developing. Very windy.
Sun|19°Sunny.
Mon|17°Possible shower.
Tue|20°Possible shower developing.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877; open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW national parks safety page.
Mount Banks walking and cycling track
Some areas of this park are closed due to fire damage unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877; open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW national parks safety page.
Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Waratah Native Gardens
Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across Gorge walking track. Closed areas include The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park.
A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin). This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
FIRE BAN
A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 

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