This historic track was opened in 1932 after a long period of arduous construction, during which over 670 stone steps were carved into the side of the cliff with picks, hammers and chisels. Although the Three Sisters can be a busy spot, attracting more than 3 million visitors a year, the mob subsides as soon as you start to descend the Giant Stairway (910 stone steps and 32 steel staircases of almost vertical descent deter most tourists!). Note that fees apply if you choose to exit via the Scenic Railway or Cableway.
Grade: Hard (very steep stairs)
Time: 2 hours
Distance: 4 kilometres one way (or combine with Scenic World to the Three Sisters to create a 6.3 km circuit)
Ascent/Descent: 105 metres ascent, 335 metres descent
Weather: All conditions, more sheltered in the afternoon
Closest public transport: Local buses 686 and 696 run between Echo Point and Scenic World every half hour. Special tourist buses also service Echo Point.
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Points of interest: Cableway, Cooks Crossing, Dardanelles Pass, Federal Pass, Furbers Steps, Giant Stairway, Golden Stairs, Honeymoon Cave, Lady Game Lookout, landslide, Leura Forest, Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Three Sisters