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Dardanelles Pass loop walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Dardanelles Pass loop walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    5.3km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Dardanelles Pass loop walking track is in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

    • Take the Katoomba exit from Great Western Highway
    • Turn into Katoomba Street and follow the signs to Echo Point
    • Walk 450m along Three Sisters walk then descend Giant Stairway
    • Dardanelles Pass loop walking track starts at the bottom of Giant Stairway.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    • Paid parking is available at Echo Point.
    • Free parking is available at Leura Cascades picnic area.
    • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

    Facilities

    Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Echo Point and Leura Cascades picnic areas. Picnic tables and shelters are also available at Leura Forest.

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    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Prohibited

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Dardanelles Pass loop walking track

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    Dardanelles Pass loop walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin