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Self Guided Blue Mountains Pack-Free 5 Day Walk

Blue Mountains Self Guided Walk

5-day Pack-Free walk

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.



Our Exclusive Walking APP

Designed by Life's An Adventure

In addition to track notes and maps our guests will receive access to a Walking App designed exclusively for Life’s An Adventure guests. Created by our experienced guides this fully interactive App include easy-to-follow walking notes with gps tracking, photos at track junctions and points of interest enroute as well as information about the natural environment. The app also calculate give average walking times, distances for each section and even optional side-trips as well as short and long options for each day’s walk. Customers will also be given the information on the google map platform, so each waypoint on each walk will be triggered when they arrive at that point, whether it be a fork in the track or point of interest. This gives real time feedback so you can see exactly where you are.


Personal Emergency Beacon hire

For extra safety

For peace of mind and safety all our guests have the option of hiring an emergency personal locator beacon to take with you when walking.


Pack Free Self Guided Walk

Your overnight bags transported for you

Our self guided walks are Pack-Free. If you are not driving to the walk we will transport your bags ahead to the next accommodation.


Flexibility and Freedom

Discover on your own

Self-guided walking holidays offer flexibility and freedom to discover at your own pace.  Our track notes are created by our experienced guides who know these tracks back to front.


Superb meals included

featuring local Produce

During your walk enjoy dining in local restaurant in the Blue Mountains a great way to sample the local produce and wonderful local restaurants.


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.


Wet weather option

available for our guests

An alternative free tour when there is heavy rain during one of the days or you need a rest day. Either to Jenolan Caves or (a Mudgee Wine tour – Sunday’s only).

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Tour Itinerary

Walk Inclusions
Self Guided Blue Mountains Pack-Free 5 Day Walk

  • Pack Free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day.
  • A walking APP with GPS coordinates on your walk
  • Detailed maps and trail notes
  • Transfers to the trail each day if required.
  • 4 x dinners
  • 3 x packed walker’s lunches
  • 4 x breakfasts
  • Your overnight bags will be transferred
  • 4 nights at the Blue Mountains historic art deco Carrington hotel
  • National Park Pass

Compulsory hire of an EPIRB/PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is required at an additional cost.

Day 1: Arrival Day - Katoomba
Self Guided Blue Mountains Pack-Free 5 Day Walk

Today is an arrival day. Our guests will be staying at the historic Carrington Hotel in the heart of Katoomba for the next 4 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. Tonight enjoy a free evening to explore one of the many restaurants in Katoomba, alternatively dine in the hotel’s restaurant (own expense).

Day 2: Grand Canyon walk
Self Guided Blue Mountains Pack-Free 5 Day Walk

WALK GRADE: 8km loop. 3- 4 hours. Medium to hard.

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: Start your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on today’s adventures. Your accommodation will provide a packed lunch for the journey. Transfer to the trailhead for what is often considered one of the most impressive walks in the Blue Mountains. The World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon offers a dramatic trek with spectacular sandstone cliffs, lush green rainforests, plunging waterfalls, and breathtaking views. Afterward, return to your accommodation and enjoy dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.


Day 3: Three Sisters - Giant Stairway - Dardanelles’ pass to Leura.
Self Guided Blue Mountains Pack-Free 5 Day Walk

WALK GRADE: 7.7kms. 5 hours. Moderate grade.

TERRAIN: A well-maintained path, with steps, undulating along the bottom of the cliff escarpment for 3.7km. It then climbs steeply for 1km with 230m elevation gain. The trail is interspersed with some steel stairs (with hand rails) and small bridges. Around Echo Point the paths are paved and easy walking while between Echo Point and Katoomba Falls there are some sections of steps and steel stairs with hand rails.

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 dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 4: Wentworth Falls and Valley of the Waterfalls
Self Guided Blue Mountains Pack-Free 5 Day Walk

WALK GRADE: 7.7 kilometres, 5 hour walk. Medium/Hard

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, 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.

ITINERARY: After breakfast, grab your lunch packed by your accommodation and head out for your last walk of your Blue Mountains walking adventure. Today’s walk takes in stunning views before descending around 200 steps to the cliff-edge lookout. Marvel at the waterfall that gives Wentworth Falls its name, as it plunges 100m to the valley floor. From here, it’s a few more minutes down steps to the very top of the Falls, where Jamison Creek cascades into a shallow pool. 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, enjoy your last meal at the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 5: Departure day
Self Guided Blue Mountains Pack-Free 5 Day Walk

Today is your last day, which doesn’t involve any hiking. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Katoomba Station.

Tour Prices

and selecting a date of your choice

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.

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Unfortunately due to safety reasons we require a minimum of 2 walkers on our self guided walks.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your 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.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • Your detailed self-guided kit will be sent to you 6 weeks prior to your walk.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, lost luggage, illness, etc.

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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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