Walk through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes found anywhere in the world, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the Blue Mountains. Explore waterfalls, canyons, subtropical forest, escarpments and the views that make this place so renowned, while dining and staying (in luxury on the Grand Traverse trip) perched at the very edge of it all.

What makes the Blue Mountains even more special is that whilst you walk physically through one of the most unique and seriously stunning landscapes found anywhere in Australia that you’ll also get to dine and stay at some of the best accommodations and restaurants in the Blue Mountains. This is the perfect opportunity to walk pack free and experience Australia’s stunning natural beauty from the comfort of ensuited accommodation and enjoying excellent meals along the way.

Blue Mountains Traverse

Self-guided

World Heritage Blue Mountains NP. Cliff-top trails, descend into the densely forested Jamison & Waterfall Valleys.

Self-guided 5 or 7 Days From $1495 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Blue Mountains Traverse

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What's Included
  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 4 or 6 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
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National Park admission
  • Scenic world Railway, Skyway and Gondola all day pass
  • Enjoy worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case , insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

Blue Mountains Grand Traverse

Group-guided

Waterfalls, the Three Sisters, subtropical forest & cascading streams. Breathtaking views as you walk & at luxury Echoes Hotel perched at the very edge of it all.

Group-guided 3 Days From $1695 Moderate What's Included

Blue Mountains Grand Traverse

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What's Included
  • All inclusive, luxury pack free Blue Mountains walking holiday
  • The very best of Blue Mountains hiking
  • Scenic world Railway, Skyway and Gondola all day pass
  • Small groups of up to 16
  • Local knowledgeable guides
  • 2 nights’ luxury accommodation with ensuites
  • Gourmet eating at its best all daily meals including 2-course à la carte dinners with expansive views over the national park
  • All transport from Sydney and luggage transport
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

Blue Mountains Highlights

Self-guided

2 of the most impressive Blue Mountains walks. Cascading waterfalls, hike into the depths of stunning canyons amongst towering forest and gorgeous Valleys & more.

Self-guided 3 Days From $855 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Blue Mountains Highlights

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What's Included
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • 2 (or 3 if you get their early enough) of the most impressive Blue Mountains walks.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and an a la carte dinner in Katoomba
  • National Park admission
  • Worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case , insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

Blue Mountains and Six Foot Track

Self-guided

Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Six Foot Track, traverse escarpment trails, Leura, Wentworth Falls, 3 Sisters, densely forested Jamison & Waterfall Valleys.

Self-guided 6 Days From $1655 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Blue Mountains and Six Foot Track

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What's Included
  • A snapshot of the very best Blue Mountains walks including the Six Foot track
  • 5 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 and Gondola all-day pass
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

Blue Mountains and Six Foot Track Uncovered

Self-guided

Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Six Foot Track, traverse escarpment trails, Leura, Wentworth Falls, 3 Sisters, densely forested Jamison & Waterfall Valleys.

Self-guided 8 Days From $2145 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Blue Mountains and Six Foot Track Uncovered

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What's Included
  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks including the Six Foot track
  • 7  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 and Gondola all-day pass
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

OVERVIEW

Walk through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes found anywhere in the world, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the Blue Mountains. Explore waterfalls, canyons, subtropical forest, escarpments and the views that make this place so renowned, while dining and staying (in luxury on the Grand Traverse trip) perched at the very edge of it all.

What makes the Blue Mountains even more special is that whilst you walk physically through one of the most unique and seriously stunning landscapes found anywhere in Australia that you’ll also get to dine and stay at some of the best accommodations and restaurants in the Blue Mountains. This is the perfect opportunity to walk pack free and experience Australia’s stunning natural beauty from the comfort of ensuited accommodation and enjoying excellent meals along the way.

Traverse through the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness in Australia. Our self-guided and guided walking holidays will take you into the Grand Canyon, past cascading waterfalls, up to panoramic peaks, above and into Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway and more.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 2, 4 or 6 nights of accomodation with ensuits
  • Breakfast, walkers’ lunches, and mostly chef-prepared two-course dinner
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • National park admission
  • All day passes for the Scenis World Railway, Skyway and Gondola
  • Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag, & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer people on the ground

history

In 2000, the Great Blue Mountains Area became a World Heritage Site inscribed on the World Heritage List during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee. This 1,032,649-hectare area incorporates seven national parks, a conservation reserve, and is one of the largest protected forests in Australia.

Archaeological studies have found that the Blue Mountains were formed during the Pliocene Epoch period over one million years ago. Over time, the Blue Mountains were densely populated by Eucalyptus trees and became a haven for a variety of flora and fauna. With time this massive forest evolved to create a truly unique environment.

The first inhabitants of the Blue Mountains were Australian Aboriginals, dating further back than can accurately be recorded. Aboriginal art shows that the Daruk Tribe goes remarkably far back into history; preserved still today is the famous ancient carving “the flight of the Great Grey Kangaroo.”

While the Blue Mountains were originally called “Carmarthen Hills” and “Landsdowne Hills” by early European settlers, this eventually changed because of the distinctive blue haze that surrounds the area due to a combination of water vapour, dust, and oil from the Eucalyptus trees.

The Blue Mountains are a massive swatch of land that intimidated even the most seasoned explorer back in the day. The rough terrain and lack of resources made it impossible to trek until three brave men dared the journey. Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth, and Lieutenant Lawson were the first to claim victory (just barely) of passage through the Blue Mountains in just 18 days in May of 1813.

With the passage of the Blue Mountains complete, a new era began. Starting with a road built in just 6 months spanning one hundred and one miles. Soon after, a military post was created for communication with Bathurst and as a way to protect travellers. After that came a gold rush that attracted many Chinese settlers who wanted to sell their skills and merchandise within the mountains.

History continues to make its mark with the ever-advancing age of technology. Soon-to-follow came a railway, hotels, towns, and roads for first horse-drawn carriages and subsequently for motor vehicles. It was not much later that the Blue Mountains became a booming tourist destination that would draw over a million visitors each year.

Flora & Fauna

At over 1.03 million hectares of eucalyptus-dominated forest, spread out over eight conservation reserves, the Blue Mountains boasts the accomplishment of being one of the largest protected lands in Australia and has the largest network of walking trails in the whole country. These trails crisscross over hundreds of kilometres with much of the reserve being remote or inaccessible.

The biodiversity present in this park is staggering. This includes well over 100 different species of Eucalyptus! The Blue Mountains are home to 10% of the endangered species in New South Wales. Taking that to an even broader spectrum, the Blue Mountains contain 50 plant species that are found nowhere else on Earth!

To top it all off, the Blue Mountains are a hotspot of evolution! This forest is considered the best example of the transformation of ancient forests into the modern sclerophyll forests that we see today. This national park is a major centre for diversification. It houses 152 plant families, 484 genera, and 1,500 species. The most plentiful of all is the Eucalyptus plants which dominate Australia and has over 90 species which equates to 13% of the global total.

Of course, what is a world-famous national park without the critters who call it home? The Blue Mountains are home to a vast array of species, including the adorable platypus and echidna. This forest contains 52 species of mammals, 63 reptiles, 30 kinds of frogs, and 265 species of birds; this is about one-third of all of Australia’s birds including the famous King Parrot and the Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo. In addition, there are an estimated 120 butterfly species and 4,000 moth species to dazzle your eyes, with their beautiful colours and delicate wings.

Fun fact: Hidden somewhere in the Blue Mountains is one of the world’s rarest and most ancient trees, the Wollemi Pine. In 1994, David Noble discovered its existence in the park. Originally thought to have gone extinct 30 million years ago, this was a monumental discovery and the Blue Mountains are the only known location on Earth where wild specimens continue to grow. The exact location remains a well-kept secret.

Local Cuisine

As a popular tourist attraction, the towns in and around the Blue Mountains have strived for and attained excellence in the culinary arts. Long days spent hiking through the scenic national park leave visitors famished. Fortunately, the Blue Mountains are famous for their international cuisine that has attracted some of the best chefs in all of Australia. In addition, the close by award-winning winery district of the Hunter Valley and their exquisite wines make a nice addition to the excellent dining experiences that are available.

Within each town, there are restaurants of all kinds that will fit the needs and desires of every traveller. Here are a few favourites that may pique your interest:

Darley's in katoomba

Located in one of your options for accommodation, Lilianfels Resort and Spa, is Darley’s. Darley’s is known as the queen of the mountains for its award-winning cuisine and formal English gardens. With the choice of a five or seven-course menu, you will leave stuffed to the brim and your palate fully satisfied.

Miss Lilian Tea House in Katoomba

Authentic and casual Asian dining located in the heart of Katoomba. Miss Lilian Tea House combines the best produce in the region to create flavourful comfort foods from Asia. Steamed dumplings, beef Pho and more are available to fill your belly to satisfaction.

Silk’s Brasserie in Leura

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner is Silk’s Brasserie in Leura. High ceilings and a checkerboard floor will have you feeling right at home without being too stuffy. Two and three-course meals are available with a wide variety of options within each course to customise it to fit your style. In addition, they have an incredible choice of wines that may wish to try.

Eucalypt in Leura:

If you are looking for finer dining with modern Australian cuisine and an extensive choice of wines, then Eucalypt is the perfect restaurant for you. An intimate setting was created to provide you with a comfortable atmosphere to indulge in a four-course or seven-course meal. This is the place to get a real taste of what Australian style dining is all about.

Piedmont Inn in Blackheath

This is one of our favourites as your dinner is included one night at a local Italian restaurant, the Piedmont Inn, on the self guided trips. This restaurant is a comfy and family favourite specialising in pizza and pasta. Top it off with a delectable dessert and you will be carb ready for your next days walk on your self guided walking trip. In addition, this restaurant is BYO; as in, bring your own alcohol of choice. Located just down the way, it is the perfect evening stroll.

Thai Silk in Blackheath

If your self guided walking holiday begins on a Monday, then the normal dining option will be closed. Therefore, dinner this night will be at a local Thai restaurant, Thai Silk. Located just down the road, turn right on Govett’s Leap Road and then right again onto Wentworth Street. Thai Silk will be located 100 metres down on the left-hand side. You will find a $30 voucher per person to spend on food and beverages; in addition, you can bring your own booze. Thai Silk has a vast menu with a plethora of choices that will leave you full and satisfied.

Echoes

Has possibly the best view of any restarinat in the Blue Mountains. Perched way above the Jamison Valley, enjoy superb food as you soak in the gorgeous views. Asian and contempory Australian cuisine are on offer and a vast wine list to enjoy. We eat here each day on the guided Blue Moutians Grand Traverse walk. Breakfast is particularly special as you can witness the dawn as the sun comes up over the sea from the east lighting up the unique red escarpemnts this place is famous for.

ACCOMMODATION

Parklands Country Garden and Lodges

Spacious guest rooms spread across seven garden cottages make the perfect luxurious getaway after a long day of walking. Parklands Country Garden and Lodges feature elegant furnishings and a spectacular view that will leave you speechless and satisfied.

Echoes Boutique Hotel

On the edge of Jamison Valley sits Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant. Panoramic views and an intimate style of service create an ambient atmosphere that will allow you to soak up all that the valley has to offer. We use this accommodation for our Blue Mountains Grand Traverse walk.

Lilianfels Resort & Spa

Lilianfels Resort & Spa is a relaxation haven, indoor and put door pools and a spa are available for guest use. As are the 2 first class restaurants and the mouth-watering delicacies they offer. A variety of spacious rooms and lush furnishings will meet the needs of every guest.

Glenella Guest House

Located in the village of Blackheath, Glenella is an easy walk away from delicious dining, antique shops, and the beginning of your tour. Rohan and Margaret are excellent hosts and are a weath of knowledge in regard to the walks and the area.

Lurline House

Built in 1910, Lurine House Bed and Breakfast is an elegant and stylish part of Katoomba’s history. Warm and welcoming, this location will make you feel as though you are in the comfort of your own home.

The Greens of Leura

There is nothing better than waking up after a wonderful night’s sleep to a hearty breakfast in the morning. The Greens of Leura provides you with a delectable four-course breakfast which is the perfect end to a cosy night at a charming location.

Norwood Mountain Lodge

Dating back to 1888, the Norwood Mountain Lodge combines Australian comfort, European gardens, and Nepalese dining to make a wonderful stay for anyone. This family run guesthouse has colourful rooms and a comfortable atmosphere that will provide a relaxing end to your day.

Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast

Located in the centre of Katoomba, Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast is just a short walk from every attraction. This boutique B&B provides lush accommodations and a complimentary breakfast that will leave you well rested and well fed before beginning the next leg of your walking holiday.

3 Sisters Motel

Hospitality, courteousness, and a welcoming attitude is what the 3 Sisters Motel prides itself on. This motel is clean, roomy, and provides a light breakfast. If you are looking for budget accommodation that focuses on charm and great service, then this the perfect choice for you.

Broomelea B&B

Built in 1909 as a summer home, Broomelea was known as one of the finest and most fashionable homes in Leura. As the century passed, Broomelea exchanged hands and was loved by many; at one point even adding a large lounge which is what is used for guests today. Converted to a B&B in 1997, Broomelea offer a quality and historic stay.

Transport

Our walking holiday begins and ends in the Blue Mountains. We strive to limit the amount of time you spend in a vehicle by moving your luggage along with you. As you start your self-guided walk out of your accommodation, you will only have your day pack. By the time you finish your trek for the day, your luggage will be waiting for you at your destination.

On the Blue Mountains Grand Traverse guided trip, we take care of everything, including a pick up in Sydney.

To travel to the Blue Mountains, you have a few options:

Train from Sydney

  1. Every hour, for $9.00 each way, you can catch a double-decker train at Central Station bound for Blackheath.A short two hour ride later will place you only 1km from your first accommodation, where you can either walk or catch a taxi the final leg.
  2. If you are flying into Sydney, there is a convenient rail link that takes passengers directly from Sydney Airport to the Central Railway Station.

By Car from Sydney

  1. To drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains National Park you will take the M4 and the Great Western Highway in the direction of the Glenbrook/ Grose Valley/ Katoomba/ Blackheath areas. You will be able to access the Southern Blue Mountains through Oberon or the Jenolan Caves.

By Car from Richmond via Bells Line of Road

  1. To drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains National Park you will take the M4 and the Great Western Highway in the direction of the Glenbrook/ Grose Valley/ Katoomba/ Blackheath areas. You will be able to access the Southern Blue Mountains through Oberon or the Jenolan Caves.

By Car from Lithgow

  1. To drive from Lithgow to The Blue Mountains National Park, you would go east on the Great Western Highway towards Sydney. Additionally, you could take Chifley Road from Lithgow, which becomes the Bells Line of Road.

climate/weather

Overall, the climate of the Blue Mountains is temperate. It is only slightly colder than Sydney, with the temperature dropping about 2°C in temperature for every 300 metres ascended in altitude. Therefore, Mount Victoria (being 1000 metres above sea level) is, on average, 7°C cooler than Sydney.

Our self-guided walking holidays are available year-round. October to November in the Blue Mountains is usually mild-to-warm. Temperatures will begin to rise starting in the spring to reach their peak in summer (December through February.) The Upper Mountains temperature will be at about 18°C while the Lower Mountains rise to 29°C. In Autumn (March through April), the weather will begin to get cooler, providing nice, mild weather. Then, once winter hits in May, the temperatures will drop and remain cool-to-cold with only occasional rain: in the Upper Mountains it is around 5°C, whereas in the Lower Mountains it averages around 16°C. This is still a lovely time for walking, and the temperatures will begin to warm up again in September when spring returns.

There is always a possibility that it will rain during your walking holiday. Have no fear, because the rain does not stop the beauty of the mountains. Rain or shine, these mountains are magnificent, and they are calling for you to explore them. Just remember some waterproof gear, and you will be fine. Please see our What To Bring section in FAQ’s for more information.

While the Blue Mountains have a reputation for having snow in winter, it is rare to see snow below Lawson. Frost and ice coverings in the morning can be common in Autumn and Winter, making it the perfect location for Yulefest.

For more information please see the Bureau of Meteorology’s information concerning average temperatures and rainfall levels throughout the year.

Terrain

The terrain of the Blue Mountains is as varied and unique as its flora and fauna. Mountain peaks, plunging canyons, deep caves, and magnificent sandstone cliffs create a rugged terrain. There are over one million hectares of rainforest with more than 100 kilometres of trails for the public: while that provides a vast array of walking trails, it means that a big portion of the Blue Mountains is isolated. Being isolated from the public allows the hidden rainforest to remain pristine and protected, thus providing the wildlife and brush more room to grow naturally. Read more about rare and fascinating wildlife of the Blue Mountains in our Flora & Fauna section!

when to walk

There is no time like the present to take a walking holiday. Only one and half hours to two hours away from Sydney, this location is the perfect choice for a long weekend or a vacation getaway. With a variety of choices and lengths of your holiday, you can choose the best option for you.

Each season offers a different set of opportunities to a traveller. Do you enjoy walking in the cooler air, or do you prefer the hot summer? Do you hate the rain, or do you not mind a little bit of drizzle? Taking all of these into account will provide you with the best assessment of what time of year that might best suit you.

Take a look at our climate and weather information page to learn more about what the Blue Mountains will look like for your walking holiday.

walking fitness levels

The Blue Mountains self-guided walks and guided walks are along trails that are well-marked. The trails themselves are well-kept and easy-to-follow. Occasionally, there are steeper sections both descending into and ascending out of gorges and valleys. They include a great combination of easy, moderate, and challenging walking terrains that will offer the perfect balance for every level of experience.

walking essentials

As with any journey, it is essential to be prepared for your self-guided walking holiday. While we will be transporting your luggage from accommodation to accommodation, you will still be carrying a light-weight day pack with you. Here is what we suggest that you carry with you each day:

  • Walking notes, map, and a map case
  • Picnic lunch packed in an insulated container (when supplied)
  • Quality waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Warm jumper or jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen (at least 15+)
  • 1 to 2 litres of water
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Some money
  • Mobile phone (please note that reception is not available in all walk areas)
  • Personal insect repellent, band-aids, and a small container of salt missed with rice grains
  • Personal necessities (example: required medication)

Now that we have the essentials packed, it is time to think of those additional items that may be worth packing along with you. These may include and are not limited to:

  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (with extra battery or sim cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and pen
  • Matches
  • Small torch
  • Walking stick
  • Thermos (for hot drinks)
  • Additional snacks

locations

Mt. Piddington (Not included in the 5–day itinerary):

Mt. Piddington is the first leg of the journey for the 7–day itinerary for our self-guided walking holiday. It is an easy climb up to Mt. Piddington, the highest point in the mountains. At the top, you will have a lookout over the Kanimbla Valley and plenty of space to rest. From there, you will descend into the heart of the forest through more rugged terrain to reach Cox’s Cave.

Cox’s Cave (Not included in the 5–day itinerary):

Continuing down the trail from Mt. Piddington will lead you through the heavily wooded forest into a gully. Luscious green trees will surround you as you make your way. Then, a quick jaunt up a steep will lead you to the path towards Cox’s Cave. Next, you will take a more remote path to a canyon which will emerge to a large natural rock amphitheatre. If you want to add something special before returning to your accommodation, we recommend visiting the delightful rhododendron gardens close by.

Mt. Piddington (Not included in the 5–day itinerary):

Mt. Piddington is the first leg of the journey for the 7–day itinerary for our self-guided walking holiday. It is an easy climb up to Mt. Piddington, the highest point in the mountains. At the top, you will have a lookout over the Kanimbla Valley and plenty of space to rest. From there, you will descend into the heart of the forest through more rugged terrain to reach Cox’s Cave.

Govett’s Leap:

Govett’s Leap is known as one of the most spectacular lookouts in the Blue Mountains. This lookout contains sweeping panoramic views of the enormous Grose Valley surrounded by magnificent sandstone cliffs. In addition, off to the right there is the highest waterfall in the Blue Mountains: Bridal Veil Falls, which stands at 180m.

In the early 1800s, the Blue Mountains were promoted for heath purposes because of the “ozone-laden,” air. Now, the focus is this and on the tremendous views, birdwatching, and a fascinating legend.

This wild legend states that there once was an escaped convict, Govett, who got himself into trouble living as an outlaw. With local troopers closing in on him, he became trapped on the edge of a cliff. Instead of submitting to capture, Govett chose death! He turned his horse towards the edge and leapt off the side to plummet to his death.

In all reality, the lookout if actually named after William Romaine Govett. This Govett was a Scottish Surveyor hired by the Surveyor-General’s Department of New South Wales in 1827, and he was known for being clever with unexplored territory. The lookout was named in his honour. As an added note, “leap” does not mean to jump in this case; it actually means “waterfall” in Scottish.

Pulpit Rock:

A jaunt away from Govett’s Leap is Pulpit Rock. This multi-tiered lookout provides ample vantage points to view the Grose Valley. Pulpit Rock is perched high above the valley and will provide you with an almost 360° panorama view of huge sandstone cliffs. From here you will be able to witness how the Blue Mountains appear to be blue. Next, you will walk down into the Grand Canyon!

Grand Canyon:

Walking through the Grand Canyon is like taking a step back in time. Long gone is civilisation; instead, it is replaced by a natural beauty millions of years in the making. Unlike its counterpart in the USA, the Grand Canyon in the Blue Mountains is a lush rainforest with babbling creeks, rushing waterfalls, and gigantic sandstone walls with rock overhangs looming overhead.

In 1907, the Grand Canyon opened to the public and has been regarded as one of the most scenic walking trails in the Blue Mountains region. On both our self-guided and guided walking holiday tour, you will be able to be immersed in nature without a heavy backpack slowing you down as you trek in and out of the canyon. At the end of your hike out of the Grand Canyon you will be rewarded with Evan’s Lookout. From here you will simultaneously catch and lose your breath as you look out over the tops of the trees from the clifftop.

Grand Canyon:

Walking through the Grand Canyon is like taking a step back in time. Long gone is civilisation; instead, it is replaced by a natural beauty millions of years in the making. Unlike its counterpart in the USA, the Grand Canyon in the Blue Mountains is a lush rainforest with babbling creeks, rushing waterfalls, and gigantic sandstone walls with rock overhangs looming overhead.

In 1907, the Grand Canyon opened to the public and has been regarded as one of the most scenic walking trails in the Blue Mountains region. On both our self-guided and guided walking holiday tour, you will be able to be immersed in nature without a heavy backpack slowing you down as you trek in and out of the canyon. At the end of your hike out of the Grand Canyon you will be rewarded with Evan’s Lookout. From here you will simultaneously catch and lose your breath as you look out over the tops of the trees from the clifftop.

Furber Steps Challenge:

Instead of riding up the Scenic Railway, you have the option of participating in the Furber Steps Challenge. This challenging trail carves a steep path through the rainforest alongside cascading waterfalls and adorable grottos that entice you to pause and revel in their beauty.

Instead of being suspended over the rainforest in a gondola, you will be immersed in the sounds, scents, and beautiful views that nature has to offer those willing to go the extra distance. Lush flora and vibrant animals will be around every corner, so have your camera ready!

Jamison Valley:

Included in your guided and self-guided walking holiday is a gondola ride (and the scenic railway train ride down into the valley) on the Scenic Skyway suspended across the Jamison Valley. Taking this ride will allow you a bird’s-eye view over this expansive valley. At almost 10 kilometres wide, Jamison Valley extends from Katoomba to the ridge of Mount Solitary and from Narrow Neck Plateau to Kings Tableland.

The original inhabitants of this gorgeous valley were the Gundungurra Aboriginals who lived there for almost 40,000 years. The valley itself was named after a prominent landowner and doctor of the early 1800s, Sir John Jamison.

Many of the trails in and around Jamison Valley were not actually created for tourism, but instead were created as access routes for miners. Logging and mining were prevalent in the late 1800s, with coal and shale being mined from the bottom of the cliffs. It was not until most of the coal was excavated that the valley reverted to the state that we can see today.

The Three Sisters:

The Three Sisters is one of the most magnificent wonders of the Blue Mountains, attracting millions of visitors each year with its breathtaking views and magical Aboriginal legends. The Three Sisters is a unique rock formation with a legend that has captured hearts for generations.

It is said that long ago in the Katoomba tribe there once lived three sisters, “Meehi,” “Wimlah,” and “Gunnedoo.” These women were the most gorgeous in the land, and they had fallen madly in love. Tragically, the three bothers for whom they had fallen were from a different tribe, and it was forbidden for them to marry. The brothers would not accept this and decided to fight for the women they loved, which caused a catastrophic battle between the tribes. With the battle raging, a witchdoctor decided to protect the Three Sisters from harm. To do this, he turned them to stone with the intent to reverse the spell once the battle had concluded.

Alas, the witchdoctor died in the battle, making it impossible for the sisters to be transformed back into their stunning selves. To this day, the Three Sisters remain a stoic yet magnificent reminder of the battle, with each sister standing just over 900 metres tall. Their character and beauty still shine through with the changing sunlight and colours of the days and seasons.

Giant Stairway:

It is time for a challenge! The Giant Stairway is a challenging walk that will get your heart pumping! In 1916, the idea for creating the Giant Stairway was approved and construction began, but after facing the difficulty of cutting stone steps out a cliff face, the project was scrapped midway through. It was restarted in 1932 and finally completed with over 800 steps built into the stone with the addition of steel staircases.

This walk plunges down almost 300 metres from the Three Sisters and allows you to escape the crowds to travel into the depths of the Leura Forest.

Please note that if you have a fear of heights, then this walk may be unpleasant for you. Don’t be too worried, though, because there are steel handrails and fences protecting you.

Waterfall Valley (Not included in the 5–day itinerary):

Entering Waterfall Valley is liking stepping into the land of the fae. Five waterfalls packed close together create a magical setting that will impress any nature lover. Cascading waterfalls bouncing droplets of water against sandstone cliffs create miniature rainbows as the sun glints down from above. Moss-covered stones, thick forests, and the mysterious lyrebird peeking in-and-out of sight will make you want to stay forever and become a creature of the forest.

There are no true words to express the awesome beauty that is Waterfall Valley; you will simply have to see it for yourself.

Wentworth Falls (Not included in the 5–day itinerary):

As we near the end of our guided and self-guided walking tours, we approach Wentworth Falls. 187 metres high and boasting three tiers, this waterfall will astound you as it cascades down the sandstone cliffs. As you descend to the base of the waterfalls, you will be able to catch a glimpse of a rainbow as the water ricochets off the cliff. Dance along the water’s edge before you snap some photos and then head along to complete the final leg of the journey.

Our journey is now complete, and we can relax in the charming town of Wentworth Falls Village. Quaint cafés, fantastic restaurants, unique specialty shops, and stunning galleries will grab your attention and be the perfect end to your walking holiday.

Fun fact: the world-famous naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin visited Jamison Valley in 1836. He was greatly impressed by the scene of Wentworth Falls. Because of this, there is a trail connected to Wentworth Falls named in his honour.

non-walking activites

Wineries and Breweries

Along with the delectable dining available, the Blue Mountains are home to many wineries and breweries that create wonderful drinks that are featured in local restaurants and exported around the world. Head on over for a tasting, for an education of the brewing process, and to take home a souvenir to share with friends at the next dinner party. One notable location available in our walking holiday areas is the Carrington Cellars in Katoomba.

Jenolan Caves

Does the idea of an award-winning cave tickle your fancy? Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest caves and are open daily! There are eight magnificent caves available to the public including a cathedral-style cave that frequently hosts weddings, a temple-style cave that features light shows, and a beautiful cave with colourful rock formations. There are caves for every fitness level, age, and interest!

Leura Mall

During your stay in Leura, take the time to explore the Leura Mall. Quaint coffee shops, delicious restaurants, charming boutiques, and unique galleries line the streets. Simply window shop or slip in to see what they offer! In addition, Leura is well-known for its glamourous gardens, which are open to the public at select times of the years. If you happen to take a walking holiday during October, then you will be able to experience the Leura Garden Festival and the Leura Village Fair.

Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms:

Are you a tea lover? How does the world’s largest private collection of teawares combined with a scrumptious set of tea samples sound? Perfect! Located in Leura, the Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms feature over 5,500 teapots from around the world spanning five centuries of history and culture. Sample teas and find the perfect tea to take home as a souvenir.

Waradah Australian Centre

Learn more about the rich history of the Aboriginals in the Blue Mountains at the Waradah Australian Centre. Here, they host live performances multiple times per day. In addition, you can support the local tribes by taking home a handmade souvenir from their art gallery and retail sections.

Spas, Hair, and Beauty

Want to kick back and relax after a long day of walking with a movie? The Edge is set in the centre of Katoomba and has four theatres that play a vast array of movies. You can even experience a flight simulator if you want to add an extra bit of excitement to your evening.

United Cinemas: The Edge

Want to kick back and relax after a long day of walking with a movie? The Edge is set in the centre of Katoomba and has four theatres that play a vast array of movies. You can even experience a flight simulator if you want to add an extra bit of excitement to your evening.

 

Overview

OVERVIEW

Walk through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes found anywhere in the world, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the Blue Mountains. Explore waterfalls, canyons, subtropical forest, escarpments and the views that make this place so renowned, while dining and staying (in luxury on the Grand Traverse trip) perched at the very edge of it all.

What makes the Blue Mountains even more special is that whilst you walk physically through one of the most unique and seriously stunning landscapes found anywhere in Australia that you’ll also get to dine and stay at some of the best accommodations and restaurants in the Blue Mountains. This is the perfect opportunity to walk pack free and experience Australia’s stunning natural beauty from the comfort of ensuited accommodation and enjoying excellent meals along the way.

Traverse through the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness in Australia. Our self-guided and guided walking holidays will take you into the Grand Canyon, past cascading waterfalls, up to panoramic peaks, above and into Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway and more.

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What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 2, 4 or 6 nights of accomodation with ensuits
  • Breakfast, walkers’ lunches, and mostly chef-prepared two-course dinner
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • National park admission
  • All day passes for the Scenis World Railway, Skyway and Gondola
  • Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag, & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer people on the ground
History

History

In 2000, the Great Blue Mountains Area became a World Heritage Site inscribed on the World Heritage List during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee. This 1,032,649-hectare area incorporates seven national parks, a conservation reserve, and is one of the largest protected forests in Australia.

Archaeological studies have found that the Blue Mountains were formed during the Pliocene Epoch period over one million years ago. Over time, the Blue Mountains were densely populated by Eucalyptus trees and became a haven for a variety of flora and fauna. With time this massive forest evolved to create a truly unique environment.

The first inhabitants of the Blue Mountains were Australian Aboriginals, dating further back than can accurately be recorded. Aboriginal art shows that the Daruk Tribe goes remarkably far back into history; preserved still today is the famous ancient carving “the flight of the Great Grey Kangaroo.”

While the Blue Mountains were originally called “Carmarthen Hills” and “Landsdowne Hills” by early European settlers, this eventually changed because of the distinctive blue haze that surrounds the area due to a combination of water vapour, dust, and oil from the Eucalyptus trees.

The Blue Mountains are a massive swatch of land that intimidated even the most seasoned explorer back in the day. The rough terrain and lack of resources made it impossible to trek until three brave men dared the journey. Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth, and Lieutenant Lawson were the first to claim victory (just barely) of passage through the Blue Mountains in just 18 days in May of 1813.

With the passage of the Blue Mountains complete, a new era began. Starting with a road built in just 6 months spanning one hundred and one miles. Soon after, a military post was created for communication with Bathurst and as a way to protect travellers. After that came a gold rush that attracted many Chinese settlers who wanted to sell their skills and merchandise within the mountains.

History continues to make its mark with the ever-advancing age of technology. Soon-to-follow came a railway, hotels, towns, and roads for first horse-drawn carriages and subsequently for motor vehicles. It was not much later that the Blue Mountains became a booming tourist destination that would draw over a million visitors each year.

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

At over 1.03 million hectares of eucalyptus-dominated forest, spread out over eight conservation reserves, the Blue Mountains boasts the accomplishment of being one of the largest protected lands in Australia and has the largest network of walking trails in the whole country. These trails crisscross over hundreds of kilometres with much of the reserve being remote or inaccessible.

The biodiversity present in this park is staggering. This includes well over 100 different species of Eucalyptus! The Blue Mountains are home to 10% of the endangered species in New South Wales. Taking that to an even broader spectrum, the Blue Mountains contain 50 plant species that are found nowhere else on Earth!

To top it all off, the Blue Mountains are a hotspot of evolution! This forest is considered the best example of the transformation of ancient forests into the modern sclerophyll forests that we see today. This national park is a major centre for diversification. It houses 152 plant families, 484 genera, and 1,500 species. The most plentiful of all is the Eucalyptus plants which dominate Australia and has over 90 species which equates to 13% of the global total.

Of course, what is a world-famous national park without the critters who call it home? The Blue Mountains are home to a vast array of species, including the adorable platypus and echidna. This forest contains 52 species of mammals, 63 reptiles, 30 kinds of frogs, and 265 species of birds; this is about one-third of all of Australia’s birds including the famous King Parrot and the Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo. In addition, there are an estimated 120 butterfly species and 4,000 moth species to dazzle your eyes, with their beautiful colours and delicate wings.

Fun fact: Hidden somewhere in the Blue Mountains is one of the world’s rarest and most ancient trees, the Wollemi Pine. In 1994, David Noble discovered its existence in the park. Originally thought to have gone extinct 30 million years ago, this was a monumental discovery and the Blue Mountains are the only known location on Earth where wild specimens continue to grow. The exact location remains a well-kept secret.

Local Cuisine

Local Cuisine

As a popular tourist attraction, the towns in and around the Blue Mountains have strived for and attained excellence in the culinary arts. Long days spent hiking through the scenic national park leave visitors famished. Fortunately, the Blue Mountains are famous for their international cuisine that has attracted some of the best chefs in all of Australia. In addition, the close by award-winning winery district of the Hunter Valley and their exquisite wines make a nice addition to the excellent dining experiences that are available.

Within each town, there are restaurants of all kinds that will fit the needs and desires of every traveller. Here are a few favourites that may pique your interest:

Darley's in katoomba

Located in one of your options for accommodation, Lilianfels Resort and Spa, is Darley’s. Darley’s is known as the queen of the mountains for its award-winning cuisine and formal English gardens. With the choice of a five or seven-course menu, you will leave stuffed to the brim and your palate fully satisfied.

Miss Lilian Tea House in Katoomba

Authentic and casual Asian dining located in the heart of Katoomba. Miss Lilian Tea House combines the best produce in the region to create flavourful comfort foods from Asia. Steamed dumplings, beef Pho and more are available to fill your belly to satisfaction.

Silk’s Brasserie in Leura

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner is Silk’s Brasserie in Leura. High ceilings and a checkerboard floor will have you feeling right at home without being too stuffy. Two and three-course meals are available with a wide variety of options within each course to customise it to fit your style. In addition, they have an incredible choice of wines that may wish to try.

Eucalypt in Leura:

If you are looking for finer dining with modern Australian cuisine and an extensive choice of wines, then Eucalypt is the perfect restaurant for you. An intimate setting was created to provide you with a comfortable atmosphere to indulge in a four-course or seven-course meal. This is the place to get a real taste of what Australian style dining is all about.

Piedmont Inn in Blackheath

This is one of our favourites as your dinner is included one night at a local Italian restaurant, the Piedmont Inn, on the self guided trips. This restaurant is a comfy and family favourite specialising in pizza and pasta. Top it off with a delectable dessert and you will be carb ready for your next days walk on your self guided walking trip. In addition, this restaurant is BYO; as in, bring your own alcohol of choice. Located just down the way, it is the perfect evening stroll.

Thai Silk in Blackheath

If your self guided walking holiday begins on a Monday, then the normal dining option will be closed. Therefore, dinner this night will be at a local Thai restaurant, Thai Silk. Located just down the road, turn right on Govett’s Leap Road and then right again onto Wentworth Street. Thai Silk will be located 100 metres down on the left-hand side. You will find a $30 voucher per person to spend on food and beverages; in addition, you can bring your own booze. Thai Silk has a vast menu with a plethora of choices that will leave you full and satisfied.

Echoes

Has possibly the best view of any restarinat in the Blue Mountains. Perched way above the Jamison Valley, enjoy superb food as you soak in the gorgeous views. Asian and contempory Australian cuisine are on offer and a vast wine list to enjoy. We eat here each day on the guided Blue Moutians Grand Traverse walk. Breakfast is particularly special as you can witness the dawn as the sun comes up over the sea from the east lighting up the unique red escarpemnts this place is famous for.

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Parklands Country Garden and Lodges

Spacious guest rooms spread across seven garden cottages make the perfect luxurious getaway after a long day of walking. Parklands Country Garden and Lodges feature elegant furnishings and a spectacular view that will leave you speechless and satisfied.

Echoes Boutique Hotel

On the edge of Jamison Valley sits Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant. Panoramic views and an intimate style of service create an ambient atmosphere that will allow you to soak up all that the valley has to offer. We use this accommodation for our Blue Mountains Grand Traverse walk.

Lilianfels Resort & Spa

Lilianfels Resort & Spa is a relaxation haven, indoor and put door pools and a spa are available for guest use. As are the 2 first class restaurants and the mouth-watering delicacies they offer. A variety of spacious rooms and lush furnishings will meet the needs of every guest.

Glenella Guest House

Located in the village of Blackheath, Glenella is an easy walk away from delicious dining, antique shops, and the beginning of your tour. Rohan and Margaret are excellent hosts and are a weath of knowledge in regard to the walks and the area.

Lurline House

Built in 1910, Lurine House Bed and Breakfast is an elegant and stylish part of Katoomba’s history. Warm and welcoming, this location will make you feel as though you are in the comfort of your own home.

The Greens of Leura

There is nothing better than waking up after a wonderful night’s sleep to a hearty breakfast in the morning. The Greens of Leura provides you with a delectable four-course breakfast which is the perfect end to a cosy night at a charming location.

Norwood Mountain Lodge

Dating back to 1888, the Norwood Mountain Lodge combines Australian comfort, European gardens, and Nepalese dining to make a wonderful stay for anyone. This family run guesthouse has colourful rooms and a comfortable atmosphere that will provide a relaxing end to your day.

Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast

Located in the centre of Katoomba, Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast is just a short walk from every attraction. This boutique B&B provides lush accommodations and a complimentary breakfast that will leave you well rested and well fed before beginning the next leg of your walking holiday.

3 Sisters Motel

Hospitality, courteousness, and a welcoming attitude is what the 3 Sisters Motel prides itself on. This motel is clean, roomy, and provides a light breakfast. If you are looking for budget accommodation that focuses on charm and great service, then this the perfect choice for you.

Broomelea B&B

Built in 1909 as a summer home, Broomelea was known as one of the finest and most fashionable homes in Leura. As the century passed, Broomelea exchanged hands and was loved by many; at one point even adding a large lounge which is what is used for guests today. Converted to a B&B in 1997, Broomelea offer a quality and historic stay.

Transport

Transport

Our walking holiday begins and ends in the Blue Mountains. We strive to limit the amount of time you spend in a vehicle by moving your luggage along with you. As you start your self-guided walk out of your accommodation, you will only have your day pack. By the time you finish your trek for the day, your luggage will be waiting for you at your destination.

On the Blue Mountains Grand Traverse guided trip, we take care of everything, including a pick up in Sydney.

To travel to the Blue Mountains, you have a few options:

1. Train from Sydney

  1. Every hour, for $9.00 each way, you can catch a double-decker train at Central Station bound for Blackheath.A short two hour ride later will place you only 1km from your first accommodation, where you can either walk or catch a taxi the final leg.
  2. If you are flying into Sydney, there is a convenient rail link that takes passengers directly from Sydney Airport to the Central Railway Station.

2. By Car from Sydney

  1. To drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains National Park you will take the M4 and the Great Western Highway in the direction of the Glenbrook/ Grose Valley/ Katoomba/ Blackheath areas. You will be able to access the Southern Blue Mountains through Oberon or the Jenolan Caves.

3. By Car from Richmond via Bells Line of Road

  1. To drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains National Park you will take the M4 and the Great Western Highway in the direction of the Glenbrook/ Grose Valley/ Katoomba/ Blackheath areas. You will be able to access the Southern Blue Mountains through Oberon or the Jenolan Caves.

4. By Car from Lithgow

  1. To drive from Lithgow to The Blue Mountains National Park, you would go east on the Great Western Highway towards Sydney. Additionally, you could take Chifley Road from Lithgow, which becomes the Bells Line of Road.
climate/weather

climate/weather

Overall, the climate of the Blue Mountains is temperate. It is only slightly colder than Sydney, with the temperature dropping about 2°C in temperature for every 300 metres ascended in altitude. Therefore, Mount Victoria (being 1000 metres above sea level) is, on average, 7°C cooler than Sydney.

Our self-guided walking holidays are available year-round. October to November in the Blue Mountains is usually mild-to-warm. Temperatures will begin to rise starting in the spring to reach their peak in summer (December through February.) The Upper Mountains temperature will be at about 18°C while the Lower Mountains rise to 29°C. In Autumn (March through April), the weather will begin to get cooler, providing nice, mild weather. Then, once winter hits in May, the temperatures will drop and remain cool-to-cold with only occasional rain: in the Upper Mountains it is around 5°C, whereas in the Lower Mountains it averages around 16°C. This is still a lovely time for walking, and the temperatures will begin to warm up again in September when spring returns.

There is always a possibility that it will rain during your walking holiday. Have no fear, because the rain does not stop the beauty of the mountains. Rain or shine, these mountains are magnificent, and they are calling for you to explore them. Just remember some waterproof gear, and you will be fine. Please see our What To Bring section in FAQ’s for more information.

While the Blue Mountains have a reputation for having snow in winter, it is rare to see snow below Lawson. Frost and ice coverings in the morning can be common in Autumn and Winter, making it the perfect location for Yulefest.

For more information please see the Bureau of Meteorology’s information concerning average temperatures and rainfall levels throughout the year.

Terrain

Terrain

The terrain of the Blue Mountains is as varied and unique as its flora and fauna. Mountain peaks, plunging canyons, deep caves, and magnificent sandstone cliffs create a rugged terrain. There are over one million hectares of rainforest with more than 100 kilometres of trails for the public: while that provides a vast array of walking trails, it means that a big portion of the Blue Mountains is isolated. Being isolated from the public allows the hidden rainforest to remain pristine and protected, thus providing the wildlife and brush more room to grow naturally. Read more about rare and fascinating wildlife of the Blue Mountains in our Flora & Fauna section!

when to walk

when to walk

There is no time like the present to take a walking holiday. Only one and half hours to two hours away from Sydney, this location is the perfect choice for a long weekend or a vacation getaway. With a variety of choices and lengths of your holiday, you can choose the best option for you.

Each season offers a different set of opportunities to a traveller. Do you enjoy walking in the cooler air, or do you prefer the hot summer? Do you hate the rain, or do you not mind a little bit of drizzle? Taking all of these into account will provide you with the best assessment of what time of year that might best suit you.

Take a look at our climate and weather information page to learn more about what the Blue Mountains will look like for your walking holiday.

walking fitness levels

walking fitness levels

The Blue Mountains self-guided walks and guided walks are along trails that are well-marked. The trails themselves are well-kept and easy-to-follow. Occasionally, there are steeper sections both descending into and ascending out of gorges and valleys. They include a great combination of easy, moderate, and challenging walking terrains that will offer the perfect balance for every level of experience.

walking essentials

walking essentials

As with any journey, it is essential to be prepared for your self-guided walking holiday. While we will be transporting your luggage from accommodation to accommodation, you will still be carrying a light-weight day pack with you. Here is what we suggest that you carry with you each day:

  • Walking notes, map, and a map case
  • Picnic lunch packed in an insulated container (when supplied)
  • Quality waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Warm jumper or jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen (at least 15+)
  • 1 to 2 litres of water
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Some money
  • Mobile phone (please note that reception is not available in all walk areas)
  • Personal insect repellent, band-aids, and a small container of salt missed with rice grains
  • Personal necessities (example: required medication)

Now that we have the essentials packed, it is time to think of those additional items that may be worth packing along with you. These may include and are not limited to:

  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (with extra battery or sim cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and pen
  • Matches
  • Small torch
  • Walking stick
  • Thermos (for hot drinks)
  • Additional snacks
locations

locations

non-walking activites

non-walking activites

Wineries and Breweries

Along with the delectable dining available, the Blue Mountains are home to many wineries and breweries that create wonderful drinks that are featured in local restaurants and exported around the world. Head on over for a tasting, for an education of the brewing process, and to take home a souvenir to share with friends at the next dinner party. One notable location available in our walking holiday areas is the Carrington Cellars in Katoomba.

Jenolan Caves

Does the idea of an award-winning cave tickle your fancy? Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest caves and are open daily! There are eight magnificent caves available to the public including a cathedral-style cave that frequently hosts weddings, a temple-style cave that features light shows, and a beautiful cave with colourful rock formations. There are caves for every fitness level, age, and interest!

Leura Mall

During your stay in Leura, take the time to explore the Leura Mall. Quaint coffee shops, delicious restaurants, charming boutiques, and unique galleries line the streets. Simply window shop or slip in to see what they offer! In addition, Leura is well-known for its glamourous gardens, which are open to the public at select times of the years. If you happen to take a walking holiday during October, then you will be able to experience the Leura Garden Festival and the Leura Village Fair.

Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms:

Are you a tea lover? How does the world’s largest private collection of teawares combined with a scrumptious set of tea samples sound? Perfect! Located in Leura, the Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms feature over 5,500 teapots from around the world spanning five centuries of history and culture. Sample teas and find the perfect tea to take home as a souvenir.

Waradah Australian Centre

Learn more about the rich history of the Aboriginals in the Blue Mountains at the Waradah Australian Centre. Here, they host live performances multiple times per day. In addition, you can support the local tribes by taking home a handmade souvenir from their art gallery and retail sections.

Spas, Hair, and Beauty

Want to kick back and relax after a long day of walking with a movie? The Edge is set in the centre of Katoomba and has four theatres that play a vast array of movies. You can even experience a flight simulator if you want to add an extra bit of excitement to your evening.

United Cinemas: The Edge

Want to kick back and relax after a long day of walking with a movie? The Edge is set in the centre of Katoomba and has four theatres that play a vast array of movies. You can even experience a flight simulator if you want to add an extra bit of excitement to your evening.

 

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