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Dardanelles Pass loop walking track is a 5.3km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.
This challenging walk offers a feast of waterfalls, rainforest, and breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley, in Blue Mountains National Park. Definitely for the adventurous, Dardanelles Pass loop walking track begins from Echo Point lookout.
Follow the signs to the iconic Three Sisters, before descending the Giant Stairway. After working your way down over 900 stairs, you’ll enter a dense canopy of magnificent coachwood, sassafrass, and lilly pilly. Leura Forest, at the base of the cliffs, is the perfect spot for a picnic stop, with tables and shelters nestled amid the beauty.
Once you’re well rested you can continue along Dardanelles Pass, where a crystal clear creek leads to the picturesque Marguerite Cascades. From here you can take Fern Bower track back out of the valley, and then enjoy the breath taking views Prince Henry Cliff walk as you stroll back to Echo Point.
Take a virtual tour of Dardanelles Pass loop walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Three Sisters carpark. Dardanelles Pass loop walking track starts at the bottom of Giant Stairway in Blue Mountains National Park. To get there, take the Katoomba exit from Great Western Highway. Turn into Katoomba Street and follow it to the end. Park entry points Three Sisters carpark See on map Parking Paid parking is available at Echo Point. Free parking is available at Leura Cascades picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
Although leeches are harmless, they can cause some discomfort, so it’s recommended during wet weather to keep your legs covered. Salt, teatree oil, and toothpaste will repel them.
Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before you set out. It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
Check the weather before you set out and ensure you’re well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and extreme in this area and Dardanelles Pass can become boggy when it rains.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.