BLUE MOUNTAINS TRAVERSE WALK BACK ON TRACK!
With all the news of the devastating wildfires we thought we’d update on one of our most popular NSW walks, the Blue Mountains Traverse 3-day pack-free.
On this walk you’ll traverse the great Blue Mountains from Blackheath to Wentworth Falls walking the most spectacular trails. You’ll discover the lush fern gullies of the Grand Canyon, take in the stunning views from the rocky outcrop of Ruined Castle and be amazed by the Valley of Waterfalls at Wentworth Falls.
Now the good news is day one of the walk (Grand Canyon Walk) has been re-opened, and day three (Valley of Waters) remains unaffected by the fires.
Unfortunately, day two of the itinerary (Traverse to Ruined Castle) is currently affected due to the bushfires and hazards. There is no access to Ruined Castle, however this may change anytime as the good people at the National Parks and Wildlife Service access the track.
But don’t fret! There is a fantastic alternative planned for the 2nd day if guides are still unable to access this area.
Life’s An Adventure is be planning on doing a beautiful walk in Katoomba going down the Scenic Railway, walking on Federal Pass to Leura. This is also a must-do walk in the area.
Luckily, we are spoilt with choices in the area and our guides live in the area so are well acquainted with numerous opportunities and look forward to spoiling you on this walk!
David Crust, NSW Rural Fire Service, Blue Mountains Branch Director said that more sections of Blue Mountains National Park will continue to be reopened in the coming days and weeks ahead.
“We are pleased to welcome visitors back to many of our popular walking tracks for an opportunity to reconnect with nature in a safe environment. We encourage everyone to check the NSW National Parks website when planning their visit as more areas are reopened,” he said.
There are many landscapes in the vast Blue Mountains region that have remained untouched by bushfires, and many Blue Mountains businesses have not sustained any damage, remaining open throughout the bushfire crisis where it was safe to do so.
President of BMT, the region’s peak tourism body, Jason Cronshaw said, “The Blue Mountains have always been a popular destination over the summer period, and we are excited to encourage tourists back to experience the beauty of our region as part of a safe and memorable holiday.”