Last updated: July 25, 2022
The Echo Point Lookout in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains offers fantastic views of the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley.
It is the most popular lookout point in the Blue Mountains region, with the best views and many walks and sights nearby to explore.
Read on, and find out more about Echo Point, how best to get there, and things to do nearby.
How to Get There
Echo Point is very easy to get to by car as well as by public transport.
If you’re travelling by car, there is parking available on Echo Point Road and on Cliff Drive. On busy days, it might be necessary to park on the streets a bit further away.
Public transport is also a good option. Catch a train from Sydney to Katoomba, and then jump on a bus from the Katoomba town centre to Echo Point.
Find Echo Point on Google Maps here.
Echo Point Lookout
With stunning views of the Three Sisters, the Jamison Valley, and Mount Solitary, Echo Point is one of the most popular lookout points in the Blue Mountains.
Managed by the Blue Mountains City Council, Echo Point welcomes thousands of visitors every day throughout the year.
Echo Point is designed like a large square with lots of activity during peak season and more than enough space to move around and explore.
There are multiple viewing platforms at different levels to visit, each offering fantastic valley views from different angles.
Of course, the highlight at Echo Point is the Three Sisters, and you will be able to see this unique rock formation from the different lookout points.
Echo Point is also the starting point of various walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, some very short and easy (like the Three Sisters Walk) and others much longer and more challenging.
We’re highlighting some of these walks further below.
Prince of Wales Lookout
In 2020, Echo Point was upgraded with a new wheelchair-friendly boardwalk, a small amphitheathre with seating, and a couple of new viewing platforms with picture-perfect views of the Three Sisters.
The most impressive viewing platform is the Prince of Wales Lookout, a stunning viewing platform with close-up views of the Three Sisters and the surrounding valley.
Echo Point Visitor Information Centre
Housed in a modern building in the Echo Point precinct, the Echo Point Visitor Information Centre is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
The visitor centre offers more information about the Blue Mountains in general and about the Three Sisters more specifically.
If you’re not too familiar with the Blue Mountains, it’s worthwhile to visit the information centre before exploring the area.
Walks at Echo Point
Echo Point is not only great for sightseeing, but it’s also the starting point for, and a major stop along, various Blue Mountains walks.
1. Echo Point to Three Sisters
The most popular walk at Echo Point is the Three Sisters Walk, a short and family-friendly walking trail that leads directly to the Three Sisters.
The walk starts from the information centre and passes several scenic lookout points, such as the Oreades Lookout and Spooners Lookout, before arriving at the Honeymoon Bridge, which connects to the rock formation.
Read more about the Three Sisters Walk.
2. Echo Point to Katoomba Cascades
Starting at Echo Point and finishing at Katoomba Cascades, this 3 km return walk is a section of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
The walking track is relatively easy and passes several not-so-crowded yet beautiful lookout points.
Katoomba Cascades is a popular tourist destination, with stepping stones and a path along the Kedumba River, which drops into the valley via the Katoomba Falls waterfall.
Read more about the Katoomba Cascades.
3. Dardanelles Pass
The challenging Dardanelles Pass is a 5 km circuit track that descends into the rainforest of the Jamison Valley via the Giant Stairway.
The track continues through the Leura Forest towards the Leura Cascades area and returns to Echo Point via the cliff edge.
This is quite a challenging walk, with a steep descent into the valley and a steep ascent back up to the cliff tops.
Read more about the Dardanelles Pass.