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Blue Mountains Traverse Self-Guided 5D/4N

The Blue Mountains, only 90 minutes from Sydney is definitely the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness area in Australia.

The hike travels across the plateau, via the valley floor and through canyons and across waterways.  The walk begins in Blackheath and finds its way via Katoomba and onto Leura.  The route includes some of the best tracks in the Mountains. As you walk you’ll be astonished by the sheer volume of incredible one of a kind vistas that the Blue Mountains is famous for.

Get up close to the Three Sisters as you walk the track to Leura.  As you hike you will witness the breath-taking views of the famed Blue Mountains blanketed in the distinctive blue haze for which they were named. The descents into the valley are well worth the effort, as they afford you the luxury of walking up close to nature, to literally feel and smell the forest. The valley and canyon sections of the track take you via waterfalls and waterways and there is a high chance of spotting the elusive Lyrebird as you walk.

Tour Highlights

  • Wonder at the views from Govett’s Leap Lookout
  • Experience the Bridal Veil Falls
  • Enjoy a ride through the Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway
Price from

$1,495.00

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Tour Information

Includes:

  • - 4 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • - Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and a la carte dinners at local restaurants
  • - Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • - Scenic world Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & N.P. admission
  • - Navigation with comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • - 24/7 ground support
*Advertised pricing is on a per person basis*

Departures:

Departs Daily, Year Round (Except July)

Itinerary

Day 1: Blackheath

The Blue Mountains Traverse starts in Blackheath any time after 2pm.

There is no walking scheduled for today but there are several galleries and coffee shops in the village worth exploring.

Day 2: Grand Canyon Loop

The walking begins today out of your accommodation.

Skirt around sheer cliff tops to see Bridal Veil Falls plummet 180m in a single drop.

Enjoy breathtaking views from Govett’s Leap and Pulput Rock, at the same time discover why the Blue Mountains appear blue.

Then walk down into the Grand Canyon undoubtedly one of the Blue Mountains’, if not Australia’s, most beautiful walks. The canon carved out by nature over millions of years, the huge tree ferns, the lichen and other flora and fauna work together in concert to create an unheralded sense of immersion.

Spend the night at the Blackheath B&B

Day 3: Katoomba to Ruined Castle via the Scenic Railway

Take an exhilarating ride down the Scenic Railway into the depths of the rainforest then retrace the route used by coal miners over 100 years ago.

Mining relics, tunnels and adits can be seen along the way and observant walkers are often rewarded with a glimpse of an elusive Lyrebird.

Lunch today will be shared with flocks of cheeky Currawongs at an impressive rocky outcrop called Ruined Castle.

Take the Furber Steps Challenge: an alternative to riding up the Scenic Railway. This track climbs steeply through dense rainforest, past delightful waterfalls and pretty grottoes.

This day also includes a ride in the spectacular Scenic Skyway gondola ride suspended across the Jamison Valley.

Spend the night at the Katoomba B&B

Day 4: Katoomba to Leura

Walk out of your accommodation and to Echo Point to learn the Aboriginal legend of how the famous Three Sisters were formed.

Then from here descend the 862 steps of the Giant Stairway. Then it’s away from the throng of tourists and into the depths of Leura Forest. Delicate ferns and mosses hug the rainforest trees as filtered sunlight creates a magical scene. The valley floor is alive with fauna, it is here you might get to spot the elusive lyrebird.

There is a thriving arts scene in the Blue Mountains including in Leura, scores of restaurants, cafes and providores.

Spend the night at Leura B&B.

Day 5: Leura back to Sydney

The Blue Mountains Traverse finishes after breakfast with a transfer to the local train station.

Or if you wish you can stay an extra night and simply relax or wander some more in the gorgeous Blue Mountains.