This fantastic 5-day self-guided walking tour explores the magical scenery of the stunning Blue Mountains. These one million hectares of breathtaking waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, eucalyptus forests is one of the largest and most intact regions of protected bushland of Australia.
Make your way to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. Trains run from the Sydney’s Central Station to Blackheath every hour. Check in to your accommodation anytime after 2pm. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the quaint township of Blackheath with its amazing coffee shops, pounder art galleries or just hang out at a historic pub.
WALK GRADE: 7.5 kilometers circuit, 4 hours of hiking. Medium
WALK ITINERARY: This morning walk directly from your accommodation to the start of the trail. Today is one of the must-do walks of the Blue Mountains. This grand circuit wanders down Pope’s Glen Creek from Blackheath village all the way to the escarpment. It follows the cliff tops along to the top of Bridal Veil Falls and then loops back along Braeside Creek back home for an early finish to the day.
However approximately halfway during the tour, there is an option to extend your trip for the more adventurous. This additional walk is a classic cliff top walk which brings you to Pulpit Rock lookout highlighting magnificent views of the Grose Valley. The extended option is from Pulpit rock to Boyd’s Beach and Govetts Leap. It is an easy-graded walk of 6 kilometres and is 2 hours extra. After you walk return to your accommodation to enjoy dining in a local restaurant.
TRANSFERS: After breakfast, your driver will drop you at the start of the walk, when you are walking your overnight bags will also be transported for you.
WALK GRADE: 7.7kms. 5 hours. Moderate grade. With steps at the end of the walk.
ITINERARY: Today we see the Three Sisters, the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. This must-see attraction is experienced by millions of people each year. The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone and today you will be not just taking a picture of it (like most tourists), but also walking through it down to the forest floor, via the famous giant stairway. An amazing transformation of scenery takes place where you are quickly taken to a magical place of ferns, mosses and towering dogwoods. You may even better be treated to an impromptu meeting with the local lyrebird. At this day there is also an option for a less-active walk. This walk will bring you to the Three sisters, Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura. It is an easy-graded 8,4, km walk for 3 hours. After your walk may your way to your accommodation for this evening. Tonight enjoy dining in a local restaurant for the evening.
REVISED ITINERARY DUE TO BUSHFIRES: Please note day one’s walk to Ruined Castle was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary. Original Itinerary: Ruined Castle walk.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. 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.
WALK GRADE: 7.7 kilometres, 5 hour walk. Medium/Hard
ITINERARY: After breakfast grab your lunch packed by your accommodation and head out for your last walk of your Blue Mountains walking adventure.
From Wentworth Falls we follow the Charles Darwin track to Wentworth Falls. See spectacular views over the Blue Mountains and journey through a wonderful rainforest gorge. Enjoy the chorus of birds singing in this little piece of paradise. An amazing walk to experience the wilderness and the true beauty of the Blue Mountains. Return to your accommodation. Tonight dine in a local Leura Restaurant.
Less Active Walk Option:
For those after an easier walk, finish your walk at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area
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With self-guided walks you are able to choose a date of your choice subject to availability.
This walk can be done all year round, from June to August temperatures are cool.
Once you make your booking, it will remain pending until we confirm availability at your accommodation, once this is done we will contact you to make your deposit/payment. Please do not book flights until your walk is confirmed.
FIRST TIME TRAVELLER
$ 1295 /p
First time traveller with Life's An Adventure
$ 1195 /p
Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously
$ Xtras /p
Unfortunately due to safety reasons we require a minimum of 2 walkers on our self guided walks.
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