Australia’s Giant Stairway is a series of stairways and steps hewn right into the rock that leads to from the base of the Jamison Valley up to the famous Three Sisters formation.
Despite the clear demand for an easier pass up to the Three Sisters, the Giant Stairway was almost not to be.
When the walkway was initially conceived, the cost of etching all those steps into the hillside was dismissed but just a few years later, a new Chief Ranger was hired who had a bit more vision.
Realizing the potential revenue a grand new path would bring to the park boss put forth the idea again, just two years later after the first proposal and it was approved.
Today, the Giant Stairway is complete and leads up 800 stairs rising over 1,000 feet in elevation, to one of Australia’s most picturesque vistas, and draws huge amounts of visitors each year.