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The Giant Stairway

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Address: Echo Point road | Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Amazing view while you're riding in it. Different experience, too. It offers a different perspective than just looking out at the view.

Reviewed 4 days ago
medvtan
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing view while you're riding in it. Different experience, too. It offers a different perspective than just looking out at the view.

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Thank medvtan
Port Stephens, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fun attraction. BEST seat is at the front. One seat sits 3 people if not a packed trip. It feels safe and def a fun way to see the landscape,

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Thank Larapintara
Virginia Beach
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Scenic Railway down the Giant Stairway. Our seats were set at a 52 degree angle, although there was an electronic switch that could be used to adjust the relative angle - making it more or less parallel to the rail. Almost immediately after starting our trip we dropped into the steep descent - and into the darkness... More 

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1 Thank Dennis M
Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here together to visit Echo point, The 3 Sisters, Wentworth Falls, Scenic World, etc with a tour group.

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Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to take this trip , you are going down an incline at an almost impossible angle and then you enter a narrow tunnel and you are immediately reminded of the saying " a light at the end of a tunnel " you then emerge into daylight and a view of the valley and mountains. You can now view... More 

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N.Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was really fun. You can adjust the seats so you either have a very easy ride down or one where you are nearly going down face first. Its much steeper than we expected. the staff are really friendly and the driver - she was a hoot!

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Thank Twotanks
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pretty fun tracking in the morning. I am glad That We started our trip early morning, because it was crowded after 10 am. We took the train from central station at about 5.48am then Arrived at katoomba at 7.50. We started our bush walking from eco point, went through leura forest and finish at three sisters. I... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the giant stairway down to the 3 Sisters. It's very steep, hard on the legs but so worth it. I am afraid of heights but really wanted to give this a go. With the help of my Husband and help of other amazing hikers I am so happy that I did it. It was so beautiful and peaceful sitting... More 

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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Riding the steepest rail way in the world while simultaneously seeing stunning views was amazing. This was fun for every age in our group.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun, heart racing ride - especially if you sit in the front of the car and set your seat to "cliffhanger"

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