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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 its 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 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.

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 Fairmont Resort and Spa
Our guests will stay at the iconic Fairmont Resort and Spa overlooking the picturesque Jamieson Valley below. This upscale resort located in Leura features superb facilities including a day spa, golf course, pool and gym. 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 Restaurants, renowned for their  innovative modern Australian cuisine, using fresh and local produce, which is complemented by specially selected boutique regional wines.

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 one of the Blue Mountain’s finest accommodation The Fairmont Resort & Spa
  • 1 x a la carte dinner in Embers Restaurant with magnificent panoramic views
  • 1 x a la carte dinner in Eucalypt Restaurant with 3-course dining
  • 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 start 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 gullies, dotted with a pretty creek crossing and cascading waterfalls including the 100 metres Bridal View Falls. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation at the iconic Fairmont Resort & Spa, one of the Blue Mountain’s finest hotels situated near the edge of the escarpment with stunning views of the Jamieson Valley. Tonight enjoy fine a la carte dining in Embers restaurant accompanied by regional wines and great views.

 

 

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

After a hearty breakfast, we set out 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 sassafrass 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 are simply breathtaking. We return to Katoomba and our superb accommodation for an enjoyable dining experience in the superb Eucalypt Restaurant for a three course menu 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 beautiful 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 returning 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
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

2 nights

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains

Our guests will spend 2 nights at the award-winning Fairmont Resort and Spa in Leura. This mountain style resort sits on the edge of the Blue Mountains escarpment offering stunning views of the beautiful Jamieson Valley. Enjoy superb facilities including a day spa, multiple restaurants, golf course, gym and pool.

The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

Regional Wines

and Local Produce

Indulge in sensational high-quality local produce that makes this region unique as we dine in the Fairmont Resort’s superb restaurants. On night one we enjoy a la carte dining in the Embers Restaurants with its soaring windows showcasing views of the Jamieson Valley. Whilst night two we dine in the Eucalypt restaurant indulging in a superb three course dinner of modern cuisine with an emphasis on regional flavours.

Typical menu:
M A I NS
Wagyu brisket, mojama, soubise, nori, alliums, truffle
Gold band snapper, XO, tapioca, cavolo nero, turnip
Gnocchi, porcini, duck egg, fungi, chard
Venison loin, polenta, game meat, carrot, sorrel
Lamb backstrap, endive, eschallot, sweet corn, muscat, almond

D E S S E R T
Banana soufflé, peanut butter ice cream
Strawberry and white chocolate parfait, meringue, dried strawberry, berry soil
Textures of raspberry, grains, hazelnut
Local fromage du jour

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Tour Availability

We run regular monthly tours from September to April every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a Spot Specials savings of $150 per person. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DateAvailabilitySpecial Offer/ Notes
8 Nov 2019AvailableSpot Special
Please note this tour stays at different accommodation Lilanfels and is priced at a higher rate.
6 Dec 2019AvailableSpot Special
21 Feb 2019AvailableSpot Special
6 Mar 2020AvailableSpot Special
20 Mar 2020AvailableSpot Special
3 Apr 2020AvailableSpot Special
Please note this tour stays at different accommodation Lilanfels and is priced at a higher rate.
1 May 2020AvailableSpot Special

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8-10 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
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Tour Prices

Spot Specials Save $150 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures

Save $150 per person is available when you book and pay in full at time of booking on specific departure. (Past Passengers save $250 per person). Special conditions apply see details below. See departure dates page for specific dates.

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


Spot Special Price
$ 1245 /p

Spot Special Price $1245
Save $150 per person
Past Passenger Price $1099. Save $150 per person
Book & Pay in full at time of booking on specific departures.
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Normal Price  $1395
Past Passenger Price $1295.  Save $100 per person
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
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Private Group Special Price $1195
Save $200 per person

The departure of your choice – subject to availability. Available for groups of 8 – 12 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Group of 8 or more Normal Price $1345
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously.

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Single Supplement

Singles not wanting to share and requesting their own room. Add $150.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

Discount Information:

  • PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: In order to receive the $100 Past Passenger Discount, you must state on your booking each tour you have been on with Life’s An Adventure and what year, so we can cross-check these details for each client. Please note our Reservation staff will apply this discount manually, so select “Deposit Only”  at the booking checkout stage (even if choosing a Super Earlybird price) and will send you a payment link for the remaining payment once the discount is applied.
  • EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: 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.
  • 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 the time of initial booking.

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 NIB 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 deposit of $250 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at the 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, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • 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.
  • Note: tours that fall over a public holiday will be more expensive than other seasonal dates to cover public holidays rates for staff.
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel

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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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