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.
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.
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people.
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!
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.
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 Eucaylpt Restaurant for a three course menu including local wine and recount the day’s adventures with new found friends.
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.
We run regular scheduled from September to May each year.
Our next departures are:
– October 11, 25
– November 8
– November 22 (please note this tour stays at different accommodation Lilanfels and is priced at a higher rate)
– 6 December
– 21 February
– 6, 20 March
– 3 April (please note this tour stays at different accommodation Lilanfels and is priced at a higher rate)
– 1 May
As availability is always changing you can check real-time availability on all our walking tours – by clicking on the month of your choice on the calendar below.
Groups of 8 or more more can request a date of their choice, subject to availability. Email: email@example.com
Spring Madness Sale - Save $200 per person when you book and pay in full by 30 September 2019. Past Passengers Save $300 per person.
Save $200 per person is available when you book and pay in full at time of booking by 30 September on any departure. (Past Passengers save $300 per person). Special conditions apply to Spring Madness savings - see details below.
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.
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Spring Madness price $1195
Normal Price $1395
Private Group Spring Madness Price $1145
Group of 8 or more Normal Price $1345
Singles not wanting to share and requesting their own room. Add $150.
Subject to availability at time of booking.
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