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Golden Stairs walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Golden Stairs walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


1.6km return


1hr - 1hr 15min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Very steep and difficult


Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

Golden Stairs walking track is in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park.

To get there:

  • From Cliff Drive in Katoomba, turn south on to Glenraphael Drive (also known as Narrow Neck Plateau Trail).
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 1.8 km.
  • Golden Stairs track head and carpark will be on your left.

Road quality

Road condition can be heavily corrugated between road maintenance cycles.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)


  • This carpark can be very popular so parking can be limited.
  • The carpark surface is unsealed and uneven.

By bike

Visit Transport for NSW for cycling and bike transport information.


By public transport

  • Regular trains run from Sydney Central Station to Katoomba. Visit Transport for NSW to plan your trip.
  • Daily buses run between Katoomba and Blackheath, including wheelchair-accessible services. 
  • Visit the Blue Mountains transit website for information

Maps and downloads

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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


Disability access level - no wheelchair access



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Golden Stairs walking track

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