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“well, not really an attraction... just a way to go down !” 3 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 #2 of 16 Activities in Katoomba
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Paris, France
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“well, not really an attraction... just a way to go down !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

everything is in my tittle. lots of topic on tripadvisor, maybe too much ? this is NOT an attraction ! just a way to go down with a nice view if you want to walk for 2-3 hours down the 3 sisters. That's not an old lady sunday walk, you need good shoes, but it's not really terrific... And water is maybe in summer only. You can go up with funicular at the end, if lazy to climb up 100 meters

Visited August 2011
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“Steep and quite challenging 865 stairs leading down to the forest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Very nicely made, great views along the way. Many photo opportunities. Quite tough on thighs and knees though. Must be quite fit to do it

Visited January 2012
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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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“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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