OVERVIEW

Walk through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes found anywhere in the world – just 90 minutes from Sydney. Explore waterfalls, canyons, subtropical forest and views that make this place so renowned, whilst staying in luxury accommodation perched at the very edge of it all.

With one million hectares of bushland, this pristine wilderness has more trails than you can shake a walking stick at. And we’ve chosen only the very best of the Blue Mountains walks. Take in panoramic views that stretch out to the horizon, get up close to the Three Sisters and witness breathtaking landscapes of the famed Blue Mountains blanketed in the distinctive blue haze for which they were named. This is Blue Mountains hiking at its’ very best.

Unparalleled natural beauty meets sophisticated living, with à la carte meals provided as part of the service at Echoes Restaurant & Bar. This ultimate dining experience places you in a relaxed setting atop a balcony that overlooks the Jamison Valley, surrounding you with nature.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
3 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 335

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3

DAY 1

We will meet you in the city to begin your journey to the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park. We’ll start the Blue Mountains walks by hiking through rainforest and open woodland, opening up to spectacular overlooks, then trace creeks beneath ferny understory down into the forest. Work your way through the valley and up to a lookout point for views of Grose River Valley. Then watch for colourful king parrots taking flight and for the “weela weela” song of the yellow-tailed black-cockatoo.

We continue with the very best of Blue Mountains hiking with a descent through the bush to spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, which plummets over 100 metres. Leading uphill, we’ll trace the valley edge to Evans Lookout, where you can admire the Blue Gum forest 500 metres below. Navigating down steep terrain to the Grand Canyon Creek we’ll pass silver-bark ash trees and black wattles following undulating terrain of tall coachwoods, sassafras, and giant ferns. Once at the Grand Canyon, take in the beautiful and impressive gorge, cut and shaped by the river below over millennia. Pass through The Rotunda, an expanse of sand and silt overshadowed by hanging rocks.

Walks: Some steep, uneven terrain and a few river crossings on boulders / 12 km / 4 hrs

Meals: Walkers lunch and à la carte two course meal prepared by the chefs at Echoes Boutique Hotel overlooking the Jamison Valley

Accommodation: Echoes Boutique Hotel with ensuite rooms

DAY 2

The morning will begin with a walk from our accommodation to the Skyway East Station. From here, catch the Scenic World Skyway over to the Scenic World Top Station. From there you will have a choice to either take the Scenic Railway (the steepest incline railway in the world) or Scenic Cableway (the steepest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere) down to the valley floor to begin the walk. Either of these options will take you on an exhilarating ride into the depths of the Jamison Valley rainforest, passing relics left by coal miners over 100 years ago. Look for the elusive ground-dwelling lyrebird and sip crystal clear water from Marrangaroo Spring.

Enjoy a lunch among a flock of cheeky currawongs or rosella parrots after scrambling up past apple, peppermint, and bloodwood trees to the impressive rocky outcrop known as Ruined Castle. Upon return, you’ll have the option of boarding the cableway or railway, or opt to climb the Furber Steps, providing a rewarding ascent through dense rainforest, past cascading waterfalls and lovely grottoes with valley views mixed between.

Walks: Mostly easy walking except for crossing the old landslide which is moderate / 16-17.5 km / 5-6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast prepared by the in-house chefs, walkers lunch and à la carte two course meal prepared by the chefs at Echoes Boutique Hotel overlooking the valley

Accommodation: Echoes Boutique Hotel in ensuite rooms with gorgeous views over the valley

DAY 3

The setting for the grand finale is Wentworth Falls, the Jamison Valley and the Valley of the Waters. This historic route and one of the most iconic of all the Blue Mountain walks, winds its way alongside waterfalls, beneath overhanging cliffs and through magnificent grottoes. The first section of the walk is concentrated on Wentworth Falls. At the bottom of the falls we’ll stop and admire the view, experience the refreshing mist and sip morning tea. Expect to eat lunch at the Valley of the Waters.

The real highlight is the ‘midcliff’ walk along a wide path that has been carved into the sheer cliff face. Handrails, ladders and airy lookouts provide a birds-eye view over countless hectares of forest. Take a short walk back to the top of the cliff where it is back on the bus with an expected ETA to Sydney at around 4:30pm.

Walks: Most of the walk is reasonably easy and well-graded; the rest involves steep ups and downs including steps and ladders / 10-15 km / 3-4 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast prepared by the in-house chefs and a walkers lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 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

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant is a 4.5 star 12 room boutique hotel located right on the cliff’s edge in Katoomba and complements the outstanding Blue Mountains walks. The views from the rooms and the balcony restaurant are truly spectacular. Located next to Lilianfels Resort & Spa, walkers can enjoy full usage of facilities including both indoor and outdoor pools.

Echoes is renowned for its innovative cuisine and fine wines, with the Blue Mountains being one of Australia’s most famous foodie destinations. Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant offers our walkers a unique, unforgettable gastronomic experience that showcases the region’s fresh local produce. Each day begins with a buffet cooked breakfast, followed by a healthy lunch that includes a wrap, fruit and slice of cake. There’s no set menu, the 2 course à la carte dinners are prepared by professional chefs and are a highlight as they’re accompanied by views over the valley from the restaurant.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

The Blue Mountains walks are 45% easy, 35% moderate, 20% more challenging. 10-17.5km (3 – 6.5 hours) walking each day on mostly well-formed and well graded walking tracks.

This trip operates with experienced and knowledgeable guides so we can offer easier and more challenging walk options along the way. Please note, with groups of 7 or under we will run this trip with just one guide.

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Sydney, however we pick up and drop off from one central hotel the Pullman Circular Quay. The tour starts at 8:30am at the Pullman Hotel Circular Quay, 61 Macquarie Street and finishes on day 3 at 4.30pm in Sydney.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

October-November is usually mild to warm. Temperatures warm up from December-February. March-April is usually cool to mild. Temperatures drop from May onwards and the days are cool to cold. July brings occasional snowfalls. Warmer, spring weather returns around September.

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this link. Get an instant quote and purchase online now.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine details and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

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    DETAILS
  • 16 Sep 2019
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    $1695

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    $355
  • 30 Sep 2019
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    $1695

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    $355
  • 14 Oct 2019
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  • 11 Nov 2019
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  • 25 Nov 2019
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  • 9 Dec 2019
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  • 17 Feb 2020
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  • 30 Mar 2020
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  • 27 Apr 2020
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  • 11 May 2020
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  • 25 May 2020
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  • 17 Aug 2020
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OVERVIEW

Walk through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes found anywhere in the world – just 90 minutes from Sydney. Explore waterfalls, canyons, subtropical forest and views that make this place so renowned, whilst staying in luxury accommodation perched at the very edge of it all.

With one million hectares of bushland, this pristine wilderness has more trails than you can shake a walking stick at. And we’ve chosen only the very best of the Blue Mountains walks. Take in panoramic views that stretch out to the horizon, get up close to the Three Sisters and witness breathtaking landscapes of the famed Blue Mountains blanketed in the distinctive blue haze for which they were named. This is Blue Mountains hiking at its’ very best.

Unparalleled natural beauty meets sophisticated living, with à la carte meals provided as part of the service at Echoes Restaurant & Bar. This ultimate dining experience places you in a relaxed setting atop a balcony that overlooks the Jamison Valley, surrounding you with nature.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
3 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 335

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3

DAY 1

We will meet you in the city to begin your journey to the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park. We’ll start the Blue Mountains walks by hiking through rainforest and open woodland, opening up to spectacular overlooks, then trace creeks beneath ferny understory down into the forest. Work your way through the valley and up to a lookout point for views of Grose River Valley. Then watch for colourful king parrots taking flight and for the “weela weela” song of the yellow-tailed black-cockatoo.

We continue with the very best of Blue Mountains hiking with a descent through the bush to spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, which plummets over 100 metres. Leading uphill, we’ll trace the valley edge to Evans Lookout, where you can admire the Blue Gum forest 500 metres below. Navigating down steep terrain to the Grand Canyon Creek we’ll pass silver-bark ash trees and black wattles following undulating terrain of tall coachwoods, sassafras, and giant ferns. Once at the Grand Canyon, take in the beautiful and impressive gorge, cut and shaped by the river below over millennia. Pass through The Rotunda, an expanse of sand and silt overshadowed by hanging rocks.

Walks: Some steep, uneven terrain and a few river crossings on boulders / 12 km / 4 hrs

Meals: Walkers lunch and à la carte two course meal prepared by the chefs at Echoes Boutique Hotel overlooking the Jamison Valley

Accommodation: Echoes Boutique Hotel with ensuite rooms

DAY 2

The morning will begin with a walk from our accommodation to the Skyway East Station. From here, catch the Scenic World Skyway over to the Scenic World Top Station. From there you will have a choice to either take the Scenic Railway (the steepest incline railway in the world) or Scenic Cableway (the steepest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere) down to the valley floor to begin the walk. Either of these options will take you on an exhilarating ride into the depths of the Jamison Valley rainforest, passing relics left by coal miners over 100 years ago. Look for the elusive ground-dwelling lyrebird and sip crystal clear water from Marrangaroo Spring.

Enjoy a lunch among a flock of cheeky currawongs or rosella parrots after scrambling up past apple, peppermint, and bloodwood trees to the impressive rocky outcrop known as Ruined Castle. Upon return, you’ll have the option of boarding the cableway or railway, or opt to climb the Furber Steps, providing a rewarding ascent through dense rainforest, past cascading waterfalls and lovely grottoes with valley views mixed between.

Walks: Mostly easy walking except for crossing the old landslide which is moderate / 16-17.5 km / 5-6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast prepared by the in-house chefs, walkers lunch and à la carte two course meal prepared by the chefs at Echoes Boutique Hotel overlooking the valley

Accommodation: Echoes Boutique Hotel in ensuite rooms with gorgeous views over the valley

DAY 3

The setting for the grand finale is Wentworth Falls, the Jamison Valley and the Valley of the Waters. This historic route and one of the most iconic of all the Blue Mountain walks, winds its way alongside waterfalls, beneath overhanging cliffs and through magnificent grottoes. The first section of the walk is concentrated on Wentworth Falls. At the bottom of the falls we’ll stop and admire the view, experience the refreshing mist and sip morning tea. Expect to eat lunch at the Valley of the Waters.

The real highlight is the ‘midcliff’ walk along a wide path that has been carved into the sheer cliff face. Handrails, ladders and airy lookouts provide a birds-eye view over countless hectares of forest. Take a short walk back to the top of the cliff where it is back on the bus with an expected ETA to Sydney at around 4:30pm.

Walks: Most of the walk is reasonably easy and well-graded; the rest involves steep ups and downs including steps and ladders / 10-15 km / 3-4 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast prepared by the in-house chefs and a walkers lunch

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 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
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant is a 4.5 star 12 room boutique hotel located right on the cliff’s edge in Katoomba and complements the outstanding Blue Mountains walks. The views from the rooms and the balcony restaurant are truly spectacular. Located next to Lilianfels Resort & Spa, walkers can enjoy full usage of facilities including both indoor and outdoor pools.

Echoes is renowned for its innovative cuisine and fine wines, with the Blue Mountains being one of Australia’s most famous foodie destinations. Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant offers our walkers a unique, unforgettable gastronomic experience that showcases the region’s fresh local produce. Each day begins with a buffet cooked breakfast, followed by a healthy lunch that includes a wrap, fruit and slice of cake. There’s no set menu, the 2 course à la carte dinners are prepared by professional chefs and are a highlight as they’re accompanied by views over the valley from the restaurant.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

GENERAL INFO

The Blue Mountains walks are 45% easy, 35% moderate, 20% more challenging. 10-17.5km (3 – 6.5 hours) walking each day on mostly well-formed and well graded walking tracks.

This trip operates with experienced and knowledgeable guides so we can offer easier and more challenging walk options along the way. Please note, with groups of 7 or under we will run this trip with just one guide.

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Sydney, however we pick up and drop off from one central hotel the Pullman Circular Quay. The tour starts at 8:30am at the Pullman Hotel Circular Quay, 61 Macquarie Street and finishes on day 3 at 4.30pm in Sydney.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

October-November is usually mild to warm. Temperatures warm up from December-February. March-April is usually cool to mild. Temperatures drop from May onwards and the days are cool to cold. July brings occasional snowfalls. Warmer, spring weather returns around September.

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this link. Get an instant quote and purchase online now.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine details and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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