The Blue Mountains
Katoomba Travel Blog› entry 38 of 117 › view all entries
March 20th, 2007 – by: dan2105
The first thing you see on the way to the visitors' centre is the Echo Point panorama which is quite a spectacle in itself. This meant that when you started your walk it was almost like it was in reverse to any other walking we had done on our trip, ie we started off up top and headed down into the undergrowth below the mountain peaks. So we reluctantly walked down into Jamison Valley via the Giant Stairway - over 800 steps of it - past the Three Sisters. We then passed through Katoomba Falls where we had some food and enjoyed the scenery, before we knew we would have a hard climb up - a slightly different way than we came down but still steep. We chose not to take the 'Scenic Railway' or cable car which takes you from the bottom to the top in a glass enclosure, and sweated it out on the staircase. At the top the Prince Henry Cliff Walk took us back to the starting point and back to our train home.
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