The World’s Steepest Railway is found at The Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia! Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway! The Railway experience descends 310 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor. Operating since 1945, the Scenic Railway has thrilled 25 million passengers – this is the fifth generation train to ride the tracks since the Hammon family opened the attraction. The train carries 84 passengers.
The Scenic World Railway
Buy your Scenic World Blue Mountains: Unlimited 1-Day Ride Pass
- All entrance fees included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Family friendly
Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world. This unforgettable experience descends 310 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor. The train offers glass-roofed carriages with expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley.
Glide between cliff tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the cable car’s glass floor! Suspended 270 metres above ancient ravines, the Skyway provides a unique thrill as breathtaking views are revealed beneath your feet through the electro-glass cabin floor. For the less adventurous, seating and solid flooring is also available! Disembark at the Skyway’s east station to access lookouts over the valley along with bush trails to Echo Point.
Discover panoramic views along the 510 metre gentle descent into the Jamison Valley. The Cableway’s fully enclosed cabin provides a unique vantage point for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls.
Rejuvinate in the tranquility of ancient rainforest, strolling along our 2.4 kilometre boardwalk. Brilliant in sunshine and even better in the rain, this elevated boardwalk immerses visitors in Jurassic rainforest on the Jamison Valley floor with minimal impact on the environment. Along the way, explore elements of the site’s coal mining history.
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