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 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