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The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

The Great Blue Mountains Traverse walk

3 day Pack Free walk

The Blue Mountains in NSW is a magical location, famous for it’s dramatic escarpments, spectacular forests and stunning waterfalls this region is a walker’s paradise. On this spectacular 3 day pack walk we traverse the great Blue Mountains from Blackheath to Wentworth Falls walking the most spectacular trails. Discover the lush fern gullys of the Grand Canyon, take in the stunning views from the rocky outcrop of Ruined Castle and be amazed with a Valley of Waterfalls at Wentworth Falls.

A Pack Free Walk

This is a Pack Free walk designed for those looking for a guided multi day walking experience with everything done for you.. Our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying a heavy rucksack on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch.

Stay at the iconic Lilanfels Resort and Spa
Our guests will stay at the iconic and luxurious Lilanfels Resort and Spa overlooking the World Heritage Blue Mountains escarpment and the picturesque Jamieson Valley below. This historic hotel features the upmost in service and grandeur and the most sought after location in the whole of the Blue Mountains with just a short stroll to the famous Three Sisters Rock Formations. Unpack once, relax in luxury and let us transfer you the short distance to the walking trail each day.

Fabulous meals featuring local produce
Enjoy superb dinners in the Resort’s elegant Darleys Resturant, renowned for its innovative modern Australian cuisine, using fresh and local produce, which is complemented by specially selected boutique Australian wines, all whilst enjoying the magically panoramic views of the Blue Mountains escarpment and Jamison Valley below.

Personalised Tours
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people.

Our Guides
We call our guides CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your walking holiday is everything you hoped it would be. Our guides are wonderful at bringing the group together as well as sharing their love of the environment in which you travel. Our CEO’s are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with a wealth of information.

Genuinely all-inclusive walk
When you travel on one of our walking holidays you won’t be asked to put your hand in your pocket for extras along the way. All restaurant meals as well as local wines are included in your walking tour with nothing more to pay. You won’t even be charged extra for credit card fees!

 

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3 Day Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk Inclusions

Your 3 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – carry as little as your water and camera
  • 2 nights at the Blue Mountain’s finest accommodation Lilanfels Resort & Spa
  • 1 x a la carte dinner in Darley Restaurant with magnificent panoramic views
  • 1 x a la carte dinner in Echoes Restaurant
  • Superb regional wines to enjoy with dinner
  • 2 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • 3 lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Complimentary transfers to and from Sydney (Day 1 and 3 if required)
  • National Park Fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day One; Grand Canyon
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

Complimentary transfers from the Sydney CBD to the Blue Mountains if required, or option to meet in the Blue Mountains.

Meet your guides at the Sir Stamford Hotel at 7.15am for your transfer to the Blue Mountains. This morning we head to Blackheath for the beginning of our walking adventure of the Blue Mountain’s Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon as a narrow chasm approximately 180m deep formed into the sandstone by the cascading waters of Greaves Creek. Our walks starts from the top of the Grand Canyon where guests will be awed by the panoramic views across the immense Grose Valley, surrounded by huge, vertical sandstone cliffs and impressive waterfalls. We then descend the escarpment into a magical wonderland of fern gullys, dotted with pretty creek crossing and cascading waterfalls including the 100 metre Bridal View Falls. Afterwards we head to our accommodation at the iconic Lilanfel’s Resort & Spa, one of the Blue Mountain’s finest hotels situated near the edge of the escarpment with stunning views of the Jamieson Valley below. The hotel is a short 500 metre stroll to the famous Three Sisters. Tonight enjoy fine a la carte dining in Echoes restaurant accompanied with regional wines and great views.

 

 

Day Two: Traverse to Ruined Castle
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

After a hearty breakfast we set our for our day’s walking adventure. Today we have a unique way to get to the start of our walk. We head from our hotel to the Skyway for a cable car ride to take us between clifftops offering spectacular views of the valley below. From here we take a short cut to the valley floor on the Scenic Railway the world’s steepest railway. We traverse the Jamieson Valley, the track was once a historic mining route with ruins of miner’s cottages and worksites. We then head into a world of lush rainforests of giant sasafrass and coachwood trees. As we reach Ruined Castle we enjoy some rock hopping to take up to the peak of Ruined Castle, one of the most visible and remarkable landmarks of the Blue Mountains. The 360 degree views from the rocky outcrop is simply breathtaking. We return to Katoomba and our superb accommodation for an enjoyable dining experience in the superb Darley’s Restaurant including local wine and recount the day’s adventures with new found friends.

 

Day Three: Valley of the Waterfalls
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

After a relaxing breakfast we head out on our day’s walking adventure, to one of the most beauitful hikes in the whole of the Blue Mountains. Descend into a valley of magnificent waterfalls through a stunning rainforest gorge. Explore ferny grottos, swimming holes and see a series of cascades including beautiful Empress Falls where water gushes from a narrow gorge. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch at the base of a waterfall where you can listen for the distinctive calls of the whip-birds and lyrebirds. Soak up the atmosphere as you jump across stepping stones to cross creeks and stand in awe taking in magnificent views of the falls and mountain scenery. Instead of just admiring the views from a lookout you’ll descend by steps down the cliffs into the wilderness to experience the true beauty of this region.  We finish our walk early afternoon, for those returnign to Sydney we offer complimentary transfers to the Sydney CDB, returning to the Sir Stamford Hotel at approximately 5.00pm.

Tour Accommodation

The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

2 nights

The luxurious Lilanfels Resort & Spa

Our guests will spend 2 nights at the 5 star Lilanfels Resort and Spa. This grand and luxurious Country House has the most sought after location in the whole of the Blue Mountains. Set amongst 2 acres of gardens on the edge of the escarpment, the Resort takes in the most magnificent views of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Park and is only a short 9 minute stroll to the famous Three Sisters Rock Formations. Our guests stay in stylish boutique rooms richly decorated with stylish furnishings.

The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

Darleys Restaurant

Local Produce and Regional Wines

Indulge in sensational high quality produce that make this region unique as we dine in the elegant Darley’s Restaurant one on night two.  With grand chandelieres, ornate fireplaces and graceful furnishing as well as stunning views over the garden and escarpment dinner, your evening dinners will be a special highlight. Dine on innovative modern cuisine sourced from fresh produce within a 100 mile radius,  perfectly matched with some of the finest wines from the region.

On night wine enhoy fine dining at Echoes Restaurant perched on the edge of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. The restaurant is renowned for its modern Australian cruisine and asian influences using fresh and local produce.

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Tour Availability

We run regular scheduled from September to May each year.

Our next departures are:
– 7 December 2019
– 22 February 2019
– 8 March 2019
– 22 March 2019
– 5 April 2019
– 3 May 2019

As availability is always changing you can check real time availability on all our NSW walking tours below.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
Groups of 8 or more more can request a date of their choice, subject to availability. Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Spot Specials Save $100 per person or $200 per couple

Spot Specials save $100 per person or $200 per couple when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See conditions relating to spot special bookings.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 8 or more can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose a date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


Spot Special Price
$ 1595 /p

Pack Free Walk
2 nights at the luxurious Lilanfels Resort & Spa
1 x a la carte dinner in the stylish Darley's Restaurant
1 x a la carte dinner in Echoes Restaurant
Superb local wines with dinner each night
2 x hot and cold breakfasts
3 x lunches to enjoy on the trail
Trail mix & fresh fruit
Superb guides to bring the landscapes to life
Complimentary transfers to and from Sydney day 1 & day 3 of tour
National Parks Fees
No Credit Card Fees

Spot Special Price  $1595
Save $100 per person

Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price  $1695
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Private Group Spot Special $1545
Save $150 per person
Departure of your choice. Available for groups of 8 – 11 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Private Group Price $1645
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Exclusive Group Departures

Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 8 or more. We can also offer alternative itineraries to include an evening concert in Jenolan Caves. Please enquire for dates and pricing.

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A $250 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place with final payments due 8 weeks prior to departure. (unless purchasing red hot specials or earlybird specials – in which case full payment is due to time of booking). Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement at Jenolan Caves House, however this is on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card Fees Apply.
  • Early bird or Spot  Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at time of initial booking.
  • Earlybird Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to injury, minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
  • Where a tour is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085. (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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