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Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Try this awe inspiring walk through scenic Jamison Valley via the historic Giant Stairway from Echo Point to Scenic World, in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
4.7km one-way
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade
Grade 4
Price
For information regarding the price of Scenic Railway tickets contact Scenic World.
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
  • Scenic Railway operates regularly during the day, with the last train leaving at 4.50pm.
  • 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.

For a memorable day out in famous Blue Mountains National Park that takes in renowned views, try this challenging walking track from Echo Point lookout to Scenic World via Giant Stairway. Pack a picnic and round up the family for a day of magnificent sights, fresh mountain air and unique history on this iconic walk.

Gaze at the scenic vista before descending the valley via the 800-plus steel and stone steps, originally constructed in 1909. Marvel at the fabulous Three Sisters from the ground up. From here it’s an easy stroll along Federal Pass to Katoomba Falls.

Arriving at Scenic World, you might be tempted to ride the historic Scenic Railway to the cliff top. Originally built in the 1880s to carry coal, it’s the steepest railway of its kind in the world and tilts at a whopping 52 degrees. Just remember, the last train up is at 4.50pm, so give yourself plenty of time to reach the station. 

If you’re after more heart-pumping action, you can finish by walking up Furber steps instead of taking the railway.

Take a virtual tour of Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway 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.
  • More
    • 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
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Furber Steps - Scenic Railway Walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton