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Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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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.

4.7km one-way
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade 4
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions, compass, topographic map, 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 3.50pm, 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

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