The Three Sisters Footpath
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

30 min to 45 min

1.1 km
return

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Hard track
Going from Echo Point (the most popular lookout in the Blue Mountains) to the Three Sisters (one of Australia's most famous landmarks), this walk is extremely popular with both tourists and locals, and rightly so. Be prepared for great views of Mt Solitary, the Jamison Valley and especially great views of the Three Sisters. You can even cross a bridge to stand in a cave on one of the Sisters. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Echo Point Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley from Echo Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Information Center at Echo point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The archway exit from Echo Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Following the path to the Three Sisters. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Passing a nice lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Heading down towards the Three Sisters. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
To Lady Game Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Top of the Giant Staircase. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Looking down the Giant Staircase to the Three Sisters. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The bridge across to the Three Sisters. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.73156,150.3119533)
Mode Bus Car (Parking fees apply in the area.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the front of the visitor center, this walk heads gently uphill, following the 'Three Sister walk' sign. The walk soon passes the toilet block and veers right to pass under the stone archway and come to an intersection with a path (on the right) just past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 5 m veer right.
Find the seat at the start.
Find the Echo Park at the start.
After another 5 m continue straight.
After another 4 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass the toilet (on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 8 m find the "Toilet Accessible" (on your left).
Toilet Accessible
Toilet Accessible

Accessible unisex toilet and parents change room. MLAK key access, although gate may be locked after hours. Toilet has hand rails, there is a basin with soap and running water, mirror and baby change table.
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Accessible unisex toilet and parents change room. MLAK key access, although gate may be locked after hours. Toilet has hand rails, there is a basin with soap and running water, mirror and baby change table.

After another 8 m pass the car park (15 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 20 m find the "Parking Accessible" (30 m on your right).
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

There are three signposted mobility parking spaces. They are 3.8m wide and 5.5 deep. Smooth gentle ramp access from the parking area nearby facilities.
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There are three signposted mobility parking spaces. They are 3.8m wide and 5.5 deep. Smooth gentle ramp access from the parking area nearby facilities.

After another 9 m continue straight.
After another 30 m find the "Echo Point Information Centre" (15 m on your right).
Echo Point Information Centre
Echo Point Information Centre

This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance, and mobility parking opposite. For more information, phone 1300 653 408.
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This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance, and mobility parking opposite. For more information, phone 1300 653 408.

After another 10 m pass the "Katoomba Tourist Information Centre" (on your right).
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 60 m find the "Seat" (on your left).
Seat
Seat

A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 40cm high, 52cm deep and about 3.7m long. The seat has a rough chiselled sandstone finish. There is a small statue of a lizard on the end of the seat.
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A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 40cm high, 52cm deep and about 3.7m long. The seat has a rough chiselled sandstone finish. There is a small statue of a lizard on the end of the seat.

After another 40 m come to the "Seat".
Seat
Seat

A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 55cm high, 42cm deep and about 1.9m long. The seat has a slightly rough chiselled sandstone finish.
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A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 55cm high, 42cm deep and about 1.9m long. The seat has a slightly rough chiselled sandstone finish.

After another 90 m find the "Seat" (on your left).
Seat
Seat

A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 55cm high, 75cm deep and about 2.1m long. The seat has a slightly rough chiselled sandstone finish.
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A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 55cm high, 75cm deep and about 2.1m long. The seat has a slightly rough chiselled sandstone finish.

Continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the "Seat".
Seat
Seat

Two seats opposite a signposted intersection on a flat loose gravel platform. They have no backrest and are 53cm high, 47cm deep and about 1.5m long. The seats have a rough chiselled sandstone finish.
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Two seats opposite a signposted intersection on a flat loose gravel platform. They have no backrest and are 53cm high, 47cm deep and about 1.5m long. The seats have a rough chiselled sandstone finish.

After another 30 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
After another 75 m find the "Seat" (on your left).
Seat
Seat

A curved seat below a small sandstone overhang/cave. The seat has no backrest and is 49cm high, 42cm deep and about 2m long. The seats have a chiselled sandstone finish.
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A curved seat below a small sandstone overhang/cave. The seat has no backrest and is 49cm high, 42cm deep and about 2m long. The seats have a chiselled sandstone finish.

After another 35 m find the "Oreades Lookout" (6 m on your right).
Oreades Lookout
Oreades Lookout

Oreades Lookout is a fenced timber platform lookout beside the Three Sisters walk. There are great views of Mount Solitary and the Jamison Valley. There are filtered views to the Three Sisters, if you are sitting in a wheelchair, or if shorter then the handrails the views are limited.
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Oreades Lookout is a fenced timber platform lookout beside the Three Sisters walk. There are great views of Mount Solitary and the Jamison Valley. There are filtered views to the Three Sisters, if you are sitting in a wheelchair, or if shorter then the handrails the views are limited.

After another 25 m come to "Lady Game Lookout".
Lady Game Lookout
Lady Game Lookout

Lady Game Lookout is a narrow, fenced lookout above the Three Sisters. The track to this lookout starts just near the archway which marks the start of the Giant Staircase. Lady Game Lookout provides a bird's-eye view over the Three Sisters and is a popular stop whilst exploring the area.
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Lady Game Lookout is a narrow, fenced lookout above the Three Sisters. The track to this lookout starts just near the archway which marks the start of the Giant Staircase. Lady Game Lookout provides a bird's-eye view over the Three Sisters and is a popular stop whilst exploring the area.

Then head down the steps (about 25 m long)
Continue straight.
Then cross the bridge
(Honeymoon Bridge Lookout) Turn around here and retrace the main route for 570 m to get back to the start.
"Honeymoon Bridge Lookout".
About 20 m past the end is "Meehni".
About 65 m past the end is "Wimlah".
About 75 m past the end is "The Three Sisters".
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters

This well-known rock formation can be found just south of Katoomba, and can be viewed from many of the cliffside lookouts, from Narrow Neck all the way around to Sublime Point. Historically, this formation appears in Aboriginal 'Dream Time' stories, where three sisters were transformed into stone. This iconic rock formation is popular amongst tourists and bushwalkers alike.
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This well-known rock formation can be found just south of Katoomba, and can be viewed from many of the cliffside lookouts, from Narrow Neck all the way around to Sublime Point. Historically, this formation appears in Aboriginal 'Dream Time' stories, where three sisters were transformed into stone. This iconic rock formation is popular amongst tourists and bushwalkers alike.

About 110 m past the end is "Gunnedoo".
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

The Three Sisters Footpath


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 1.1 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 60 m from the start.

Seat: There are 7 on route, on average they are 145 m apart with the largest gap of 640 m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
60 m[toilet]
Building
125 mEcho Point Information Centre
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