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 down 900 steps to find out I had another 1 to 2 hour walk to get to tram up. Was to late to start so had to walk up. Ouch. Would not do again.  more »
  • There is a good loop walk from scenic world, along Prince Henry cliff path, down the 800+ steps and back along the valley floor. If you are planning to go to Scenic world, this avoids you having to pa...  more »
  • Great fun funicular railway. Bit costly but certainly worth doing. No need to pre-book. Just turn up and pay.  more »
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  • A must do walk if you are in the blue mountains.

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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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