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Dardenelles Pass
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.7 km SSE of Katoomba
Length: 4.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 4.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 595 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 595 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk offers a grand way to explore above and below the cliffline of Echo Point in Katoomba. Starting and finishing at Echo Point, the walk passes the Three Sisters and heads down the steep Giant Staircase. The walk along Dardenelles Pass is lovely as it winds through many areas of rainforest. The walk then climbs up Federal Pass and returns to the scenic Echo Point along the cliff tops. (open in app)


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Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Dardenelles Pass

Map of Walk

Location

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Echo Point Archway Intersection
Spooners Lookout Intersection
Int of the Three Sisters Pathway and Spooners Lookout path
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Oreades Lookout
Int of Lady Game Lookout Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Top of the Giant Staircase
Top of the Giant Staircase
The Three Sisters Bridge Intersection
The Three Sisters Bridge intersection
Bottom of Giant Staircase
Leura Forest
Lower Linda Creek Falls
Marguerite Cascades
Lila falls crossing
Int of Federal Pass and the Amphitheatre track
Fern Bower
Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Carrington Park Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
Lomandra Lookout
Banksia Streamlet
Honeymoon Point
Honeymoon Point
Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
 Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
Millamurra Lookout
Tallawarra Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Int of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Game Bushtrack
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Pathway
Int of Three Sisters Walkway and Spooners Lookout path
Starting point for this hiking track: Echo Point Archway Intersection

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Photo Gallery

 
Echo Point Discovery Centre
 
Echo Point Discovery Centre +
 
The archway exit from Echo Point
 
The archway exit from Echo Point +
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters +

 
The Three Sisters footpath
 
The Three Sisters footpath +
 
Banksia Leaf
 
Banksia Leaf +
 
Passing a nice lookout
 
Passing a nice lookout +

 
Sign to Three Sisters
 
Sign to Three Sisters +
 
To Lady Game Lookout
 
To Lady Game Lookout +
 
Heading down towards the Three Sisters
 
Heading down towards the Three Sisters +

 
Giant Staircase sign
 
Giant Staircase sign +
 
Top of the Giant Staircase
 
Top of the Giant Staircase +
 
Giant Stair case
 
Giant Stair case +

 
The Bridge across to the Three Sisters
 
The Bridge across to the Three Sisters +
 
The Giant Staircase
 
The Giant Staircase +
 
Dardenelles Pass sign
 
Dardenelles Pass sign +

 
Metal staircase
 
Metal staircase +
 
Track past glen
 
Track past glen +
 
Bridge below Marguerite Cascades
 
Bridge below Marguerite Cascades +

 
Railed boardwalk along Dardenelles Pass
 
Railed boardwalk along Dardenelles Pass +
 
Lila Falls
 
Lila Falls +
 
Federal Pass, heading under the cliff
 
Federal Pass, heading under the cliff +

 
Stairs down into Leura Forest
 
Stairs down into Leura Forest +
 
Intersection above Lila and Linda falls
 
Intersection above Lila and Linda falls +
 
Infrastructure through the temperate rainforest
 
Infrastructure through the temperate rainforest +

 
Top of Fern Bower
 
Top of Fern Bower +
 
Jamieson Lookout
 
Jamieson Lookout +
 
Prince Henry cliff walk
 
Prince Henry cliff walk +

 
Prince Henry Cliff walk
 
Prince Henry Cliff walk +
 
Track through low ferns
 
Track through low ferns +
 
Coming down from Carington Park
 
Coming down from Carington Park +

 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk sign
 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk sign +
 
Climbing up the fern lined track
 
Climbing up the fern lined track +
 
The Jamison Valley from Barrabaroo Lookout
 
The Jamison Valley from Barrabaroo Lookout +

 
Crossing Banksia Streamlet
 
Crossing Banksia Streamlet +
 
Lady Carrington Lookout
 
Lady Carrington Lookout +
 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk +

 
Track east of Echo Point
 
Track east of Echo Point +
 
The Archway Intersection
 
The Archway Intersection +
 
Echo Point toilets
 
Echo Point toilets +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Dardenelles Pass bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Dardenelles Pass bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Dardenelles Pass bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Dardenelles Pass bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 4.8km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 940m has short steep hills. Whilst another 440m is very steep and the remaining 410m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 1.3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 20m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.1km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 4.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 450m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 4.6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 200m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 4.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 410m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to Echo Point Archway Intersection
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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Echo Point Information Centre Alt = 947 m
This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance[fac=8015], and mobility parking opposite[fac=8014]. For more information, phone 1300 653 408. More info

(0 km) Echo Point Archway Intersection to Oreades Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 426 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -47 m
From the archway, this walk follows the lower of the two footpaths heading away from Echo Point, for approximately 30m, before coming to the intersection of the Spooners Lookout track.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters' arrow[1] gently uphill along the concrete path, keeping the main valley behind and to the left. The track then leads up, past a short fence, to a clear intersection with the Three Sisters Walk[2].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters 400m' arrow[3] downhill along the concrete path, keeping the valley to the right. After about 15m the walk leads past a stone seat[fac=8018] (on the left), with a blue tongue lizard sculpture[4]. The walk continues gently downhill for another 60m to pass another sandstone seat (on the left)[fac=8019]. From here the path winds gently downhill for another 70m to find yet another sandstone seat (on the left)[fac=8020]. The path continues downhill for another 45m to find a clear intersection marked with a large 'Three Sisters Walk' sign[5]. On the right is a small flat loose gravel area with two seats[fac=8021].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters, Giant Stairway' sign[6] moderately steeply downhill[fac=8024] along the smooth concrete path[7]. After about about 90m[8] this path leads past stone seat[fac=8022] (on the left) in a small sandstone overhang[9]. Check the miniature cicada sculptures[10] above the overhang. From here this walk continues downhill along the path for about 30m to find the fenced Oreades Lookout[11] (on the right).

(0.43 km) Oreades Lookout to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 20 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From Oreades Lookout platform, this walk follows the main path down the steps, keeping the valley views to the right. At the bottom of the first set of steps the walking comes to an intersection with a track (on the left).

(0.45 km) Int of Lady Game Lookout Track and the Three Sisters Footpath to Top of the Giant Staircase
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 18 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the gentle hill towards the Three Sisters, passing under a rock archway and coming to the top of the Giant Staircase.

(0.46 km) Top of the Giant Staircase to Lady Game Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 12 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the hill towards the Three Sisters for about 10m before coming to the Lady Game Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Lady Game Lookout Alt = 896 m
Lady Game Lookout is a narrow, fenced lookout above the Three Sisters. The track to this lookout starts just near the archway which marks the start of the Giant Staircase. Lady Game Lookout provides a bird's-eye view over the Three Sisters and is a popular stop whilst exploring the area.

(0.46 km) Top of the Giant Staircase to The Three Sisters Bridge Intersection
Track: Hard - footpath
Length = 40 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -31 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the steep stairs, winding down the side of the cliffs, to the intersection next to the bridge (which goes across to the overhang under the First Sister).

(0.5 km) The Three Sisters Bridge Intersection to The Three Sisters
Optional sidetrip: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 11 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk crosses the bridge over to the Three Sisters.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

The Three Sisters Alt = 845 m
This well-known rock formation can be found just south of Katoomba, and can be viewed from many of the cliffside lookouts, from Narrow Neck all the way around to Sublime Point. Historically, this formation appears in Aboriginal 'Dream Time' stories, where three sisters were transformed into stone[12]. This iconic rock formation is popular amongst tourists and bushwalkers alike. More info

(0.5 km) The Three Sisters Bridge intersection to Leura Forest (Int of Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks)
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.08 km Time = 46 mins
Climb = 109 m Descent = -259 m
Veer left: From the bridge, the walk goes steeply down the cliff using the metal Giant staircase with handrails. Along the way there are magnificent views of the valley, with chairs to help enjoy various outlooks. The walk continues to descend steeply until coming to an intersection with a flat bush track, signposted as the 'Dardenelles Walking Track'.
Turn left: From the bottom of the Giant Staircase, this walk follows the Dardanelles Pass sign towards 'Leura Forest', keeping the main cliff face on the left. There are occasional good views out over the valley to the east. Gradually, the track begins to descend and becomes more shady. In this section of track, there are often fallen logs across the track, which will need to be climbed over. Gradually, the track descends down behind the pergola at Leura Forest.

Leura Forest Alt = 721 m
Leura Forest is a great picnic area in the Jamison Valley at the junction of the Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks. This place was home to a popular tea house (also known as 'Lady Carrington Dining Hall') from the late 1800's[13]. Today walkers can still enjoy the historic rotunda and the foundations of the original tea house[14]. The picnic area provides a great rest spot under the shade of the lilli pilli and coachwood forest.

(1.58 km) Leura Forest to Lower Linda Creek Falls
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 301 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -50 m
Turn left: From the gazebo, this walk follows the wide bush track past the information sign and through the forest, passing a few picnic tables and coming to the Leura Forest signpost. From here the walk continues along the wide track to cross Linda Creek in a timber foot bridge with a handrail[15]. On the other side of the creek this walk comes to an intersection with a faint track, marked with a 'Federal Pass' sign[16].

(1.88 km) Lower Linda Creek Falls to Marguerite Cascades
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 20 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' sign[17] up the timber steps keeping the cascade to your left[18]. The track leads steeply uphill for a short while, to come to the signposted 'Marguerite Cascades'[19].

Marguerite Cascades Alt = 684 m
Marguerite Cascades are a series of small cascades finishing with a taller waterfall of a few metres height, dropping into a shallow sandy pool. The cascades are on Linda Creek and a small bridge crosses the creek at the base of the falls as part of the Federal Pass walking track. The cascades are a nice place to sit and listen to the water running and the local birds in this cool shady area.

(1.9 km) Marguerite Cascades to Lila Falls crossing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 175 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 90 m Descent = -37 m
Continue straight: From Marguerite Cascades, this walk climbs steeply up the wooden steps, then turns left and crosses Linda Creek. These steps climb to a bridge, where the walk passes the tall and slender Linda Falls.
From Linda Falls the walk heads up the wooden and metal staircases. The walk then follows the wooden boardwalk that hugs the side of a rock wall under a shallow overhang before heading up some more steps and soon coming to a small bridge crossing Linda Creek in front of Lila Falls.

Lila Falls Alt = 736 m
Lila Falls is a thin waterfall on Linda Creek. The Federal Pass crosses the creek (on a bridge) in front of these falls, just below the intersection with the amphitheatre. The waterfall is not the most spectacular one in this valley, but it is a nice cool spot to catch your breath.

(2.08 km) Lila falls crossing to Fern Bower
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 343 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 168 m Descent = -10 m
Continue straight: From the Lila Falls, this walk crosses the bridge and heads up the metal staircase. At the top of this climb the walk comes to signposted intersection with the 'Amphitheatre track'.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' sign up the timber steps, keeping the valley on the right. The walk winds up the long wooden steps through the rainforest, until it reaches the Fern Bower information sign.

Fern Bower Alt = 892 m
Fern Bower is an especially pleasant part of the Blue Mountains National Park, protected from heat and providing a great environment for fern trees, bracken ferns and moss to thrive. Fern Bower is a signposted area along the Federal Pass walking track, just below Jamieson Lookout and next to Linda Creek. This is a nice place to stop, rest and enjoy the bird noises.

(2.42 km) Fern Bower to Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 93 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the information sign, this walk follows the bush track, heading up the long set of wooden steps that wind up through the forest. The walk passes a picnic chair under a rocky overhang on the right, and continues up to the top of the valley, where it comes to the intersection with the Jamieson Lookout track.

(2.51 km) Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks to Jamieson Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 19 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jamieson Lookout' sign along the short bush track to the rock shelf at the Jamieson Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn sharp right to continue along this walk.)

Jamieson Lookout Alt = 922 m
Jamieson Lookout is a fenced lookout at the east end of the Federal Pass track, and just off Prince Henry Cliff Walk. The lookout has a bench seat and provides great views up the Jamison Valley, along Kings Tableland escarpment and past Mount Solitary. The lookout is perched up on a large rock buttress, giving views unobscured by trees.

(2.51 km) Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 42 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the wooden steps and follows the bush track, winding up the gentle hill to the signposted intersection with the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk'.

(2.56 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 93 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the well-defined bush track, winding through the bush to the signposted intersection of the Echo Tree track at the bottom of the short set of stairs.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the short set of wooden steps up to Cliff Drive, opposite the car park behind Solitary Restaurant.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Solitary Kiosk and Restaurant Alt = 931 m
Solitary Restaurant offers fine dining in a heritage-listed building overlooking the beautiful Jamison Valley, as well as housing a kiosk for a more casual lunch. The kiosk is open for lunch 7 days a week, from 10am to 4pm (opens 11am weekdays in winter). The kiosk provides a casual dinning experience, with breakfast foods from $10 and lunches around $15 per dish. The restaurant is open for lunch 7 days from 12-4.30pm, and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm. Light lunches start from $14, and dinners from $55 for a mouth-watering 2 course meal. Contact details - 90 Cliff Drive, Leura Falls Ph: 02 4782 1164. More info

(2.56 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 351 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -29 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the track follows the 'Echo Point' sign along the bush track, winding through the forest for a short while before climbing up a set of wooden steps, to the intersection with the Carrington Park Track (not signposted).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Skyway' sign along the track heading through the forest, steadily winding down a long and gentle hill. Soon, the walk comes to the top of a set of wooden steps, which it follows down to the signposted intersection of the 'Burrabarroo Lookout' track.

(2.91 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks to Burrabarroo Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 51 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Burrabarroo' sign along the track, passing a picnic seat and climbing up a short set of rock steps to the top of a rock platform. The walk continues down the steps on the other side, around the base of a rock platform and along the bush track for a short while longer, to the Burrabarroo lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn sharp left to continue along this walk.)

Burrabarroo Lookout Alt = 914 m
This small, fenced lookout is just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Carrington Park. The view looks over the valley and out to Sublime Point and Kings Tablelands in the distance. The lookout is perched on the top of a rocky buttress at the end of a small point, giving great views.

(2.91 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks to Lomandra Lookout
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 334 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -25 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Echo Point' sign down the wooden steps to the bottom, and continues along the bush track that winds through the forest along the side of the hill to the signposted 'Lomandra Lookout'.

Lomandra Lookout Alt = 920 m
Lomandra Lookout is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. Unlike other lookouts in the area, there are no sweeping distant views, but atop this cliff there is a great close-up view of the canopy of the surrounding bush. There is a bench seat on the rock platform, making a nice place for a rest.

(3.24 km) Lomandra Lookout to Honeymoon Point
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 259 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -22 m
Continue straight: From the Lomandra Lookout, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley and the cliffs down the hill to the left as it winds along the side of the hill, passing a picnic seat and continuing down a set of wooden steps to the Banksia Streamlet.
Continue straight: Keeping the valley down the hill to the left, this walk leaves the Banksia Streamlet, climbing up to the top of the wooden steps and continuing along the bush track for a short while before coming to the signposted Honeymoon Point.

(3.5 km) Honeymoon Point to Banksia Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 26 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -36 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads out to the cliffs along the track, until coming to an intersection signposted as 'Banksia Lookout'. The view is largely blocked by trees.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Banksia Lookout Alt = 871 m
Banksia Lookout is a fenced lookout along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, down a few steps from Honeymoon Point. The lookout provides views of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. The clearing for the old sewage treatment plant, down in the valley on the Sublime Point Trail, is still visible from this lookout.

(3.5 km) Honeymoon Point to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 102 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -1 m
Veer right: From the lookout, the walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley and the cliffs down the hill to the left as it winds up the gentle hill through the forest. The walk then comes to an intersection with the Honeymoon Lookout track, just before the concrete structure on the right.

(3.6 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks to Honeymoon Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 27 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the short hill to the concrete platform just off Cliff Drive, signposted as 'Honeymoon Lookout'.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Honeymoon Lookout Alt = 931 m
Honeymoon Lookout is a fenced lookout on Cliff Drive, just north of Katoomba High School. There is a short track that links this lookout to Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There is a bus stop at the lookout. The area is shaded by a few trees and provides views out to Sublime Point and Kings Tableland.

(3.6 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks to Millamurra Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 387 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track past the base of the Honeymoon Lookout and continues along the track, keeping the valley down the hill to the left as it winds around the side of the valley until it coming to the signposted 'Millamurra Lookout'.

Millamurra Lookout Alt = 924 m
Millamurra Lookout is on a fenced, elevated rock platform on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There are views of the Jamison Valley, including the Leura Falls Creek and Sublime Point. There is also a great view along the Kings Tableland escarpment to the right.

(3.99 km) Millamurra Lookout to Tallawarra Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 60 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From Millamurra Lookout, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley down to the left as it continues along through the open forest for a short, while before coming to the signposted 'Tallawarra Lookout' (marked on some maps as 'Tallawalla Lookout').

Tallawarra Lookout Alt = 920 m
Tallawarra Lookout[20] is a small, fenced lookout near Silver Mist Picnic Area, along Prince Henry Cliff walk. The lookout provides an excellent view of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. Leura Falls and Gordon Creek both flow through the valley below. There are a few bench seats just near the lookout. (Note: the lookout is marked as 'Tallawalla Lookout' on some maps.)

(4.05 km) Tallawarra Lookout to Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 170 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -6 m
Veer right: From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track as it winds through the bush, keeping the cliffs and the valley to the left. Gradually, the track drops down a long and steady hill, winding around to the intersection with the Lady Carrington bush track.

(4.22 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks to Lady Carrington Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 22 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads out to the cliffs, going down a small flight of stairs and following the metal railing. Shortly after, the walk breaks out onto a fenced-off rockshelf, signposted as Lady Carrington Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Lady Carrington Lookout Alt = 917 m
Lady (Cecelia) Carrington was wife of Lord (Charles Robert Wynne) Carrington. The couple explored parts of the Blue mountains in the late 1800's and had a number of places named in their honour. Lady Carrington Lookout is long, narrow and fenced (twice). The lookout is perched up on a sandstone block and provides views over Jamison Valley.

(4.22 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks to Int of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Game Bushtrack
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 263 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -16 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Echo Point' sign along the bush track as it follows the cliffs (down the hill to the left) around the valley. The track turns to the right and winds up to the intersection with the Lady Game bush track.

(4.48 km) Int of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Game Bushtrack to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 48 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the Echo Point signpost along the wide track that winds through the bush for about 50m, before coming down to the signposted intersection of the Three Sisters path.

(4.53 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Pathway to Echo Point Archway Intersection
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 296 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the large 'Echo Point' sign[21] uphill along the smooth concrete path. The path leads uphill for about 45m
to find a sandstone seat (on the right)[fac=8020]. From here the path continues winding gently uphill for another 70m to pass another sandstone seat (on the right)[fac=8019]. From this seat the path continues gently uphill for another 60m past yet another similar stone seat[fac=8018] (on the right), this seat has a blue tongue lizard sculpture[22]. After another 15m
this walk comes to a clear signposted Y-intersection[23].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Katoomba & Echo point' arrow [24] uphill along the concrete path, initially keeping the metal fence to the left. The path leads uphill for about 80m then over a rise to head downhill for short distance to an intersection with a track[25] (on the left) just before the stone archway[26] near Echo Point.

Drive from Echo Point Archway Intersection
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 1.7 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2.2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 28.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 33.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 33.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Dardenelles Pass.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Dardenelles Pass
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5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
29 km (to the WNW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 29 km (to the WNW)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 29 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NNW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 35 km (to the NE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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