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Dardanelles Pass loop walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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

5.3km loop
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade 4
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, gps, topographic map, compass
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.
  • Check the weather before you set out and be well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and extreme in this area and Dardanelles 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, Dardanelles 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 Dardanelles 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 Dardanelles Pass loop walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Wide view of 2 people descending a steep section of the Giant Stairway with steel railing. Photo: Stephen Alton © OEH

    Giant Stairway

    Giant Stairway is in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park, near Three Sisters walk. This popular walking track descends 998 stairs from Echo Point to Honeymoon Bridge—which connects to the first sister.


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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