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Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney on a small-group hike in the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of this World Heritage-listed parkland with an experienced local guide. Walk through lush rainforest, hike along bush tracks and travel over escarpments to reveal unparalleled views of the countryside. Choose from four different hikes to suit all levels of fitness.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour
Leave Sydney behind as you drive approximately two hours to the magnificent Blue Mountains, the starting point for your hiking adventure.
These four hiking tours are perfect for the nature-lover who wants to get off the beaten track and discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 16 people and are led by an experienced and qualified local guide. You won’t feel rushed or lagging behind, but able to walk at a comfortable pace, with different options to suit all fitness levels. Best of all, you won’t simply view the great outdoors from the window of a bus, but the way it’s meant to be experienced – on foot! All tours include a gourmet picnic lunch.
These small-group hikes showcase the best of the bush-walking and hiking tracks in the Blue Mountains and are provided by an award-winning company that is committed to environmental sustainability and practices.
Please see the Itinerary section below for hiking tour options.
Blue Mountains Hiking
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Departure Point:Selected Sydney hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details:Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm
Ruined Castle Tour returns at approximately 4:30pm
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Grade: Medium hike with some steep steps to walk down/up, requiring average fitness levels.This is a 4-6-mile (7-10-kilometer) walk, includes hotel pickup/drop off, experienced local guide & lunch
Grade: Hard hike with some hilly sections requiring good level of fitness.This is an 8-mile (13-kilometer) walk, includes hotel pickup/drop off, experienced local guide & lunch
- Experienced local guide
- Picnic lunch
- Hotel pickup & drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 10 years and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- Closed-toe supportive footwear such as trainers or hiking boots is essential
- Minimum numbers apply; there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Panoramic Blue Mountains
This is one of the most beautiful walks in the Blue Mountains. You’ll discover rock formations known as The Pinnacles, expansive highlands and forests before reaching the summit of Lockley's Pylon for spectacular 360-degree views over the Grose Valley and Mt Hay area.
Grade: Easy hike requiring an average level of fitness. This is a 5.5-mile (9-kilometer) walk, approximately 3-hour hike.
Valley of the Waterfalls
Discover a true hidden gem, filled with stunning cascading waterfalls, spectacular scenery and rocky escarpments.
Grade: Medium hike with many steps up and down, suitable for those with average level of fitness. This is a 4- to 6-mile (7-to 10-kilometer) walk, approximately 3.5-hour hike.
Grand Canyon in the Blue Mountains
Experience the unique and stunning rainforest of the Grand Canyon, a truly magical place created over the ages. Walk through verdant fern gullies and tunnels carved through rocks, skip over streams and discover beautiful waterfalls and panoramic views.
Grade: Medium to hard hike requiring a good level of fitness. This is a 6-mile (10-kilometer) walk, approximately 3.5-hour hike
Ruined Castle and Scenic Railway
Ride on the thrilling Scenic Rail, the world’s steepest incline rail. The 1361-foot (415-meter) descent will take you through a cliff-side tunnel down into an ancient rainforest. Hike across the Jamieson Valley and climb the Ruined Castle, a large outcrop of rocky boulders that jut out above the surrounding bush, for amazing 360-degree views of the area.
Grade: Hard hike requiring a good level of fitness. This is an 8-mile (13-kilometer) walk, approximately 6.5-hour hike.
Easy – designated walking trails that are mainly flat with gentle inclines and some steps up/down
Medium – designated walking trails with moderate inclines and more than 100 steps up/down
Hard – walking trails that veer off designated paths which entail crossing of rougher terrains, steep inclines and climbing over rock/boulder formations
What to bring:
• Small backpack to carry personal items
• Sunscreen and a hat
• Water bottle (at least 1.5 liters)
• Swimsuit and towel if visiting waterfalls
What to wear:
• Comfortable clothes that will maintain body temperature; jeans are not recommended
• Enclosed walking shoes or boots
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