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Three Sisters walk

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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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.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • 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.

  • Echo Point, The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall

    Echo Point lookout (Three Sisters)

    Take a day trip to famous Echo Point lookout in Katoomba for stunning views of the Jamison Valley and the iconic Three Sisters, in the Blue Mountains.


Access-friendly walking tracks

NSW National Parks offers some amazing access-friendly walking tracks suitable for visitors with prams, wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility.

People using a wheelchair accessible track in one of NSW's national parks. Photo: Paul Foley's Lightmoods

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