Scenic Railway to Golden Staircase Circuit
  • Length: 5.9km

  • Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Katoomba Falls Access Track, Katoomba

  • End: Katoomba Falls Access Track, Katoomba

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

  • Closest Town: Katoomba

  • Distance from CBD: 104 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.72858507

  • Longitude: 150.300953

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Bitumen Road

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Winding Road

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Rainforest Walk

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Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

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Scenic Railway to Golden Staircase Circuit is a 5.9km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 hrs 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Exploring below the cliffs on the western side of the Scenic Railway this walk passes some spectacular lookouts especially the view from the Landslide. In addition to this it goes through beautiful shrouded forest before climbing steeply up the Golden Staircase. Once out of the valley be prepared for a long walk back along dirt and asphalt roads to Scenic World.

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4 thoughts on “Scenic Railway to Golden Staircase Circuit (5.9km)

  1. Yet another one for the list of Blue Mountains ? day walks…like ALL DAY, given I would travel from Sydney Central Station early morning by train …go for a hike & sometime late that day do the return trip to my Sydney suburban home ? … most likely when it’s dark ?

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