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“An outstanding Walk - but only if you are fit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Giant Stairway

The Giant Stairway
Echo Point road | Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Katoomba
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“An outstanding Walk - but only if you are fit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

This walk (down the steps and along to the railway) is truly amazing - but do not tackle it if you have dodgy knees or back. Some of the steps are almost vertical with a large distance between the runners - not designed for those who have short strides!

Visited November 2011
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“quite a unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

quite a unique experience which eanable us to view the button of the mountains and all the way up!!!

Visited November 2011
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Preston, England
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“Great Walk if a little scary at times!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

The scenery from the stairway is amazing! We walked down it rather than up and it was a bit scary at times as I am not particularly good at heights and the stairs are very steep in places and you are looking right down into the valley. Having said that very glad I did it as the views were worth it. Walking shoes are a must.

Visited October 2011
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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“Better routes to take”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

The number of steps on this route will be murderous for all but the fittest of walkers. A much better route, which is good for the average walker would be to take the cable car and mountain railway at Scenic World (avoid the rest of the 'attractions' there) and then leave the man-made park and head down the Federal Pass through the national park to Leura cascades. You'll need lunch and plenty of water and if you're feeling very energetic, you can backtrack along the cliff path from the cascades (a tough-ish climb up) to Echo Point and the Three Sisters. If that 3km backtrack is too much, follow the signs from the cascades car park to Leura station through the park (roughly 1km and less, but some climbing) and get some afternoon tea in beautiful Leura before taking a taxi to Echo Point, which will cost around $10 rather than $25 per person for the trolley tourist bus.

Visited August 2011
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Monchengladbach, Germany
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“Great track through nature and history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Take this track only if you're ok with stairs. I recommend going down to Three Sisters and around mountains to scenic world. Fitness and time required. Breathtaking views. Waterfall not that amazing.

Visited July 2011
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