Three Sisters walk
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
The easy Three Sisters walk, in Katoomba, offers some of the most iconic views in Blue Mountains National Park, and takes you up close to the famous Three Sisters.
- Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
- 0.8km return
- Time suggested
- 25 - 45min
- Grade 1
- Please note
- The Three Sisters Aboriginal Place is recognised as a place of special cultural significance to Aboriginal people
- The Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point is a good place for local information and to pick up maps
- Weather in the Blue Mountains can be very different to Sydney. Be prepared for colder temperatures as conditions can change quickly.
- Commercial tour groups need a licence to operate in the national park.
- This walk is accessible, with assistance, from Echo Point to Oreades lookout. Access to Honeymoon Bridge involves sections of steep stairs. Please take care.
- During busy summer, weekend, and holiday periods, there may be a waiting line to descend the Giant Stairway to Honeymoon Bridge.
This family-friendly walk treats you to ever-changing views of the grand Three Sisters, rising nearly a kilometre above sea level.
Pass through the archway, next to the Echo Point Visitor Centre, and you'll soon be surrounded by soaring eucalypt forest, bird calls and fresh mountain air. Keep an eye out for the superb lyrebird and crimson rosellas as you walk the gently sloping path for 400m to Oreades lookout. Marvel at the incredible views of the Three Sisters' weather-eroded sandstone turrets, and the hazy 'blue' Jamison Valley stretching to Mount Solitary.
From here, steps lead a further 50m to Lady Game lookout, for a closer view of this remarkable rock formation. A short but very steep set of stairs at the top of the Giant Stairway leads to Honeymoon Bridge, which connects to the first sister.
On the way back, enjoy the short signposted detour to Spooners lookout. If you’re feeling energetic, there are plenty of longer walks nearby, including Prince Henry Cliff walk, Dardanelles Pass loop walking track, and the Three Sisters Walk to Scenic World via 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.
NSW national parks offers some amazing access-friendly walking tracks suitable for people with disability. Escape the city and explore some of the picturesque wheelchair-accessible tracks on offer.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Katoomba area is always open but some locations may close at times due to maintenance, poor weather or fire danger.