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Ruined Castle Walk

Unfortunately due to January 2020 bushfires this walk is closed and therefore this tour is not currently available. Please see our Valley of the Waterfalls walk instead.

Ruined Castle Walk with Scenic Railway, Blue Mountains

This Private fantastic full day Blue mountains hiking experience includes a must-do ride on the thrilling Scenic Railway the steepest railway in the world (a dramatic short cut to the valley floor for our group) and a a great hiking experience to Ruined Castle.

We traverse the Jamieson Valley and climb Ruined Castle, one of the most visible and remarkable landmarks of the Blue Mountains. The 360 degree views from the rocky outcrop of Ruined Castle is a stunning climax to this wonderful Blue Mountains walk.

This is a private tour for 1-6 guests travelling in a private car. We will tailor make the day to suit your group.

Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning. What a day, what an adventure!. This is an unique full day activity, exclusive to Life’s An Adventure. We are the only Blue Mountains Adventure company offering walking tours from Sydney or the Blue Mountains.For those joining in Sydney you’ll receive bonus sightseeing in the Blue Mountains after your walk.

What a day – what an adventure!

Life’s An Adventure acknowledge the Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal Nations as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.


Life’s An Adventure provide you with the following:

  • Private Guided tour with 1-6 guests
  • Tailored made day to suit your group
  • Dedicated & passionate guide who will enrich your experience
  • Spectacular walk with panoramic views of the Blue Mountains Escarpment
  • Lunch & refreshments on top of Ruined Castle with amazing views
  • One way journey on the Scenic Railway to the bottom of the valley floor to start our walk
  • Bonus Blue Mountains sightseeing of Three Sisters, Katoomba & Leura for those joining tour in Sydney


Day Tour

Ex Sydney: 7.30am – 7.00pm

Ex Blue Mountains: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Note: This is an estimated finish time and will depend on the pace of the group on the day.

Tour Availability

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  • Hike & Scenic Railway Ride
  • Private Day Tour walk for 1-6 guests

Available daily subject to availability.

For bookings less than 48 hours please call us on (02) 9975 4553 to book or email walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Alternatively, please use our Enquire form by clicking the button below.


Walking Tour Prices

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Private Tour
1 – 6 People: $1290 (Monday to Saturdays)
1 – 6 People: $1690 (Sundays)

  • Private tour of 1 – 6 guests
  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST
  • No credit card fees apply for bookings.
  • Enquire for group rates for larger groups of 7 people or more
  • Please note this tour is run in a private car. The back two seats have large windows but no doors, these clients will need to exite through the middle doors.

Are you ready for this Ruined Castle Walk?

Meeting Point

Your choice to join the tour in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Joining the tour in Sydney: We will pick you up from the foyer of any hotel in the Sydney CBD (see pickup zone map below) or Central Station (Meeting location: Western Exit Forecourt One –Country Trains area of the station under the Clock Tower upstairs). Life’s An Adventure are the only Blue Mountains Adventure Tour Operator offering walking and hiking tours to the Blue Mountains ex Sydney.

Joining the tour in the Blue Mountains: We offer pickups from any Blue Mountains Hotel in Leura or Katoomba. Alternatively meet the tour at Group Arrival area at Scenic World, 1 Violet Street, Katoomba. (The Group Arrival area is near the main entrance of Scenic World and the car park). (see map below).

Note: For those staying longer in the Blue Mountains one way transfers to Sydney are also available.

Getting there

Train: Catch the train to Katoomba Railway Station from here you will need to catch a Trolley Tours bus to Scenic Worldto the meeting spot. Visit www.131500.com.au for more details on train times and prices.

Driving: Driving up the highway from Sydney, turn left at the second set of traffic lights into Falls Road. Continue along Falls Road for 1.25kms and turn right into Fletcher Street. Drive 750 metres to the end of Fletcher Street and you’ll find the Conservation Hut. (see map below).


Fitness Level

13km (8.08 miles) full day walk. Medium to Hard bush walk with some hilly sections requiring a good level of fitness.

What to bring

We suggest bringing a backpack to carry all your personal items.

To ensure you keep well hydrated, please bring at least 2 litres of drinking water (on extremely hot days double this amount). We also recommend sunscreen and a hat. We also recommend sunscreen and a hat. You may like to bring a camera to capture the amazing scenery you’ll experience along the way.

What to wear

Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and enclosed walking shoes.

Wear clothes to maintain a comfortable body temperature, we suggest wearing layers. Bring a light weight rain jacket in case of rain. Do not wearing jeans as you may overheat. High heeled shoes, thongs, sandals or skimpy shoes should not be worn.

Participant Form

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To save time on the day please print out and complete the following participant Indemnity form and bring with you on the day.

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Adam was an amazing tour guide. Full of knowledge and had a great sense of humour! he is a great asset to your company. The hike had amazing views, gave us a sense of adventure, and really made us feel like we were away from the city for a few hours. It was an awesome time!

Crissy Hawkins

Living in Sydney we had visited the Blue Mountains on several occasions and decided to experience another side of the Blue Mountains through Life's An Adventure. Did not know what to expect when we were picked up by our friendly guide who had an astonishing knowledge of the Australian bush and was very entertaining as we navigated through breathtaking sites which we NEVER would have seen without such insider knowledge. We were able to avoid the hoards of tourists and instead indulged in the wonder of the Blue Mountains in absolute serenity (though a bit of effort in required in hiking through the bush). The day rang true to the company name - highly recommended.


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    • 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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