The Giant Stairway, Katoomba

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Take a fun and challenging walk up The Giant Stairway for views of the Blue Mountains from the famous Three Sisters Lookout. Stop at Echo Point, which sits precariously at 170 meters (557 feet) above the valley floor, seemingly defying gravity. The entire walk will takes about 30 minutes, but there are plenty of rest stops along the way. The stairway itself is very steep and constructed mostly of stones. You will most likely feel a sense of achievement when you reach the top. Add The Giant Stairway and other attractions to your Katoomba trip itinerary using our Katoomba trip planning website .
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  • Went up and down on this a few times. Quite interesting and very steep but not scary or unsafe. We used this to go up and down from the rainforest walkway...  more »
  • As my husband is a retired HST train driver, this was a must. going down is steep,its like standing up, although you can adjust your seat, but as there are about 4 to a seat you all have to agree wher...  more »
  • Rode this twice on our day visit to Scenic World - make sure you ride this both up and down for the full experience. Kids absolutely loved it!!  more »

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Where to stay in Katoomba

Ideal for backpackers and other travelers exploring the Blue Mountains on a budget, Katoomba offers a great selection of economical lodgings. Many visitors choose to base their trip at one of the town's motels or hostels, which offer small but clean rooms minutes from Katoomba's central area and main train station. The town also features a number of mid-range hotels, providing rooms and suites with views of the picturesque mountain range. To get the most from the great outdoors, stay at one of Katoomba's campgrounds, featuring powered sites and cozy log cabins.
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