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The Giant Stairway

Echo Point road | Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4787 8877
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Exciting Ride

This is may be the steepest railway in the world. It was fun. If you go to Blue Mountain, Scenic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Irismiao
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Hong Kong, China
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Super steep thrilling

Was part.of.The package we bought along with the explorer bus and the skyway and sky cable for $83... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
snbs96
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Echo Point road | Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is may be the steepest railway in the world. It was fun. If you go to Blue Mountain, Scenic World is the destination. Then the entrance ticket is a package of three kinds of ride and this is one of the three. Worth to...More

Thank Irismiao
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was part.of.The package we bought along with the explorer bus and the skyway and sky cable for $83 at the counter. 4 people.on one seat. There's handle on top.As.It was super steep

Thank snbs96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short but very well worth doing. Probably the bwst of the 3 rides. Staff were friendly staff and part of a great day up at scenic world.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trust me, when I say you're going to want to take this train back after a long day of walking, I mean it! Not only is this a practical attraction, but the views that you are able to take in are extra special. Especially fun...More

Thank Forever_Exploring_89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a little wait you get in through the side door which automatically opens and allows four people to sit on a bench seat. When it moves off it goes BACKWARDS which you do not expect. You tend to slide from your seat and knees...More

Thank smart5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time on this railway. Kids and adults alike will love the thrill of the steep railway. We ended up going down a couple of times just because we enjoyed it so much.

Thank Booboo128
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ride is supposedly on the steepest rail line in the world. It was fun to ride and then stay at the bottom and watch in decline down again!!!

Thank gary c
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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.

Thank medvtan
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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,

Thank Larapintara
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

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ohpandawn
Hi would like to attempt the stairway this weekend. Would i be able to ascend the stairway and then take the scenic railway? -and exit the area via scenic world?
17 July 2015|
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Response from William R H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible to walk down Giant Staircase (892 steps), across the valley floor and ascend up the Scenic Railway ( cost $16). In winter I would certainly recommend that you wear gloves- not just for the cold but also to... More
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