3 hrs

4.8 km Circuit

595 m

Hard track
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.

Maps for the Dardenelles Pass walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Dardenelles Pass bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Dardenelles Pass

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 4.8 km
Time 3 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


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.


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.


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.


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).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Dardenelles Pass walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Dardenelles Pass walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Dardenelles Pass walk starts and ends at the Echo Point Archway Intersection (gps: -33.731966, 150.31271)
Your main transport option to Echo Point Archway Intersection is by;
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
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Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/dp

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂