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Dardenelles Pass loop walking track

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

From Echo Point, the historic Dardenelles Pass loop walking track in Blue Mountains National Park is a hard walking track with scenic views of The Three Sisters, waterfalls and rainforest.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
5.3km loop
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Although leeches are harmless, they can cause some discomfort, so it’s recommended during wet weather to keep your legs covered. Salt, teatree oil, and toothpaste will repel them.
  • It's a good idea to check the Think Before You Trek website when planning your hike, and bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and extreme in this area and Dardenelles Pass can become boggy when it rains.

This challenging walk offers a feast of waterfalls, rainforest, and breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley, in Blue Mountains National Park. Definitely for the adventurous, Dardenelles Pass loop walking track begins from Echo Point lookout

Follow the signs to the iconic Three Sisters, before descending the Giant Stairway. After working your way down over 900 stairs, you’ll enter a dense canopy of magnificent coachwood, sassafrass, and lilly pilly. Leura Forest, at the base of the cliffs, is the perfect spot for a picnic stop, with tables and shelters nestled amid the beauty.

Once you're well rested you can continue along Dardenelles pass, where a crystal clear creek leads to the picturesque Marguerite Cascades. From here you can take Fern Bower track back out of the valley, and then enjoy the breath taking views Prince Henry Cliff walk as you stroll back to Echo Point.

Take a virtual tour of Dardenelles Pass loop walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Dardenelles Pass loop walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin