Scenic World

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Scenic World

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Distance
2.4km
Duration
50 minutes return
Duration
Half day walk
Duration
Easy

Scenic World is found in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains just off of Cliff drive. Parking is very easy as there is a multi-story car park right on location, which is free. There is an entry fee into scenic world which is $35 for an unlimited adult pass on to all of the attractions and $18 for a child between 4-13 years which gives you access to the railway, cableway and skyway for the day.

There are three main walking tracks once you've reached the bottom of the rainforest. The two best ways to get to the bottom include the Scenic World railway which is the worlds steepest passenger incline in the world. The train track goes on a 52 degree angle which travels over 310 metres, travelling through a tunnel and when you reach the other end you are mystified by the Jamieson Valley floor below. The other way to the bottom is the cableway, which can hold around 84 passengers which is also wheelchair accessible. The cablecar offers beautiful views of the valley, amazing photo opportunities for the three sisters and Orphan rock.

The walkway is all wooden board walk and where there are stairs, ramps have also been put in place for wheelchair access in most sections. LilliPilli Link is the shortest track which takes around 20 minutes to complete which introduces you to many native plants along the boardwalk and gives you some informative history of the area. Yellow Robin Link takes around 50 minutes to complete and is 2.4kms and is highly recommended to take. On this walk you can expect to encounter many lizards and lyrebirds as well as many native plants such as Turpentine trees, Smooth Apple Bark trees, Blue Mountain Ash trees, Blueberry Ash, Black wattle, Pepper-bush's, Brown Barrel trees as well as many others. You get to explore the rainforest room and store shelters on the way back. To get back to the top you can use either the cablecar or railway or explore the National Park a little longer.

The Skyway offers beautiful views over Jamieson Valley, The Three Sisters and views of Katoomba falls. The Scenic World Skyway will take you 270m over the treetops, with glass floors offering unique vantage points for photos. When you've reached the other side you can walk around Echo Point Lookout, head to the top of the Katoomba Falls, walk to the Three Sisters and tackle the giant stairway or head back to the carpark via the cable way or complete a 20 minute walk via Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

Please remember to take water on the walk on the rainforest floor and go to the bathroom prior to the commencement of the walk as there are on facilities on the actual track. If you pack a picnic lunch to eat at the storm shelters on the track, please remember to take rubbish with you, bin are provided at the entrance to the cable car and railway.

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Distance
2.4km
Duration
50 minutes return

Grade

Duration
Half day walk
Duration
Easy
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