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The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

The Great Blue Mountains Traverse walk

4 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 fantastic 4-day pack walk we traverse the great Blue Mountains from Blackheath to Wentworth Falls walking the most beautiful 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.

NOTE: This tour includes an arrival day (including accommodation) and 3 days walking.


Girls just wanna have fun!

Pack-Free walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

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, carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch.


Wow Factor

Scenic Railway ride to the start of the trail

On day three we take a short cut to the valley floor on the Scenic Railway. Gliding through the rainforest and down the escarpment is a magical way to avoid the steep stairs and get to the start of the walking trail.


Stay at the historic Carrington Hotel

Art Deco manor close to shops and cafes

Our guests will stay at the iconic Carrington Hotel in the heart of Katoomba. This elegant heritage-listed hotel was a popular mountain retreat in the late 1800s. The hotel features charming art deco interiors including grand stunning chandeliers and relics of the past in its bar and restaurant. Guests rooms offer Queen or twin beds. The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Katoomba with shops and cafes at its doorstep.

Personalised Tours

Maximum of 12 people

We keep our walking tours small and intimate so they can be more personalised. We have a maximum group size of 12 people on this walk.


Local wines included

accompanying a la carte dining

Indulge in sensational high-quality local produce that makes this region unique accompanied with local wines each evening. On night or we dine in the Carrington’s grand dining room with its art deco high ceilings. Whilst on night two we enjoy dinner in a charming local restaurant.

Typical Menu at the Carrington.


  • Fish of the Day
  • Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs
    Kipfler Potatoes, Sugar Snaps, Heirloom Carrots
  • Roasted Lamb Loin
    Eggplant, Olive & Caper Caponata, Herb Polenta, Rosemary Jus
  • Pan Fried Spatchcock
    Braised Beans, Cavalo Nero, Spinach & Potato Puree
  • Baked Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Crespelle
    Leeks, Savoy Cabbage, Cheddar Cheese Sauce


  • Honey & Ricotta Tart
    Caramelized Pear, Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Pastel de Tres Leches Dom
    (Three Milk Cake)
    White Chocolate Mousse, Sponge Cake, Peach Puree
  • Coffee Hazelnut Ice Cream Stone
    Fresh Berries, Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce
  • Triple Layered Chocolate S’mores Marshmallow, Crispy Crepe, Chocolate Mousse
  • A Selection of Local & Imported Cheeses with Lavosh, Crackers & Fruit and Nuts.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for.


Genuinely all-inclusive

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.

NO Credit Cards Fees!


Our Guides Chief Experience officers

Passionate and enthusiastic 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.


21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.


NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details







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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

Your 4 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – carry as little as your water and camera
  • 3 nights at the Blue Mountain’s historic art deco Carrington hotel
  • 3 x a la carte dinners in local Blue Mountains restaurants
  • Superb regional wines to enjoy with dinner
  • Scenic Railway journey to get tot he start of our walk
  • 3 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.
  • National Park Fees
Day 1: Arrival Day Katoomba
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

Today is an arrival day. You will be staying at the historic Carrington Hotel in the heart of Katoomba for the next 3 nights in a Colonial Room (king or twin). This landmark, art deco manor is in the heart of Katoomba with shops, cafes and restaurants at your doorstep. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful town. Tonight enjoy dinner in the hotel’s restaurant served with wine.

Day 2: Grand Canyon
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 5.8km, 4 hours walking with breaks. Ascents 298m. Grade 3. Medium to Hard Grade.

TERRAIN: The trail from Evans Lookout runs gently uphill for about 1.5km before dropping steeply for about 0.9km with steps. It then undulates through the canyon for about 2.3km on dirt and rock paths interspersed with sandstone steps, rock ledges and overhangs, small bridges and stepping stone creek crossings before ascending steeply to the top of the plateau, with steps, for 1.1km.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning after a hearty breakfast meet your guides in the foyer of the Carrington Hotel at 9:15am. Today 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 walk starts on the top of the escarpment near Evans Lookout taking us to the head of the Grand Canyon Track. Here where we descend into a magical wonderland of fern gullies and rainforest, dotted with pretty creek crossings and cascading waterfalls. The walk culminates in a climb up a series of sandstone steps through lush forest and ferns to Evans Lookout where guests will be awed by the panoramic views across the immense Grose Valley, surrounded by huge, vertical sandstone cliffs and impressive waterfalls. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation at the iconic Carrington Hotel, one of the Blue Mountain’s most historic and iconic hotels situated in the heart of Katoomba and close to shops and cafes. Tonight enjoy fine a la carte dining in a local restaurant accompanied by regional wines and great views

Day 3: Ruined Castle Walk
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

Trail Notes: 7.9kms. 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Walk: Medium to Hard grade. Ascents 666m. 2.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.2km is very steep. The remaining (210m) has short steep hills.

Itinerary: 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 Katoomba. 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 our superb accommodation for an enjoyable dining experience in the superb Eucalypt Restaurant including local wine and recount the day’s adventures with new found friends.

Day 4: Valley of the Waterfalls
The Great Blue Mountains Traverse Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 6.2kms. 5 hours walking with breaks. Ascents: 489m. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: The walk undulates easily along the top of the escarpment, over and under the cliffs for 2.5km to Wentworth Falls. From here there are a series of steep ascents and descents, for 1km, with steps, stairs and handrails before descending to the valley below the cliffs. The trail runs along the valley for 1.5km and is rough in sections but not difficult. It then climbs steeply for 1.1km to the Conservation Hut and includes short sections with steep rock steps and metal and wooden stairs with handrails.

WALK ITINERARY: 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.

FINISH TIME: Approximately 3.00pm in the Blue Mountains.

Tour Availability

We run regular monthly tours from September to April every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Date of your choice is available for groups of 8-10 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Spot Specials - Save up to $500 per couple on selected departures

Spot Special saving of up to $500 per couple or $250 per person available on specific departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

Spot Special Prices From
$ 2049 /p

Save up to $250 per person on specific departures

SEPTEMBER 2023 – MAY 2024

Normal Price…. $2299

Spot Special… $2149
SAVE $150 per person


Spot Special… $2049
SAVE $250 per person

Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends until sold out – limited spots available! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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Solo Travellers &
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The following extras can be purchased with your tour


If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $557 extra.


For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $557 extra will be charged at the time of booking

FlexiWalk Add-On – Cancel for Any Reason:
Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason.
Price: $169 per person. See conditions below for full details.


We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

Private Group Prices From
$ 2049 /p

Departure of your choice

10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Private Groups

FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or 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. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 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 90 days 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.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • 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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • 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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