Bushwalk: Scenic World to Echo Point


This easy bushwalk along the famous Prince Henry Cliff Walk is a great way for casual walkers to experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains bushland. Pretty much level from start to finish, it takes you to a series of great lookouts, ending at the legendary Three Sisters themselves.

The walk links two of the most popular attractions in the Blue Mountains, via a series of viewpoints that provide ever-changing views across the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Katoomba Falls and Orphan Rock.

Leaving Scenic World the path hugs the cliff at first, but soon turns “inland” to burrow through a patch of dry sclerophyll forest: keep your eyes open here for tiny darting honeyeaters that drink nectar from the native flowers. You return to the cliff at Vaniman’s Lookout, and the views just keep coming as you approach Katoomba Falls Kiosk. (If you want you can cut the walk short here and hop on the Explorer Bus).

Take the steps up to Reid’s Plateau for an awesome view of the Jamison Valley with occasional cameo appearances by the Scenic Skyway, then continue back on the main track around to Katoomba Cascades; see if you can spot any lizards basking on the boardwalk.

There’s a few steps to climb as you leave the Cascades behind, then a wide paved track leads you under the Skyway cables to Cliff View lookout. Beyond Cliff View nature takes over again: the path gets narrow and rocky (though it’s safely fenced), and offers thrilling views of Mount Solitary all the way to Echo Point.

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