This walk starts and finishes in the Blue Mountains with a short two-hour train ride (not included in the trip cost) from Sydney to the first accommodation. The Blue Mountain walks are along well-marked tracks and trails, occasionally with steeper sections either ascending out of or descending into the gorges and valleys below. It’s a great combination of easy-going, moderate and more challenging walking terrain.
Importantly, we walk in and out of accommodations and move you along the track in order to limit the travel time in a vehicle. Your luggage moves along with you seamlessly as you walk from one accommodation to the next with just your day pack.
The comprehensive walk notes included provide lots of information on the flora, fauna, history and geology of the Blue Mountains.
For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
The 3-day highlights starts in Katoomba. All of the walks end in Leura with a transfer or short walk to the train station.
You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in the Blue Mountains. Taking the train is by far the best option.
Travelling to the Start of the walk
The 3-day highlights starts in Katoomba.
You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in the Blue Mountains. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.
Public Transport: By far the easiest option is to catch a train from Sydney. For the 3 day trip your destination is Katoomba. It is approximately a 15 minute walk to your accommodation so you may prefer to catch a taxi (at your expense).
The train will take around 2hrs 10min from Sydney Central station and costs approximately AUD$8 to $12. You can buy tickets directly at the train station; there is no need to book. You can also catch the train at Sydney airport and swap at Central station. The trains in peak times depart approximately every 15 mins, out of peak every 30 mins to 40 mins. See the timetable for Blue Mountains trains.
Please note: If you would prefer a private taxi transfer we can provide details for you to arrange. This will be an additional cost and may take longer.
Travelling from the End of the walk
Public Transport: Take the train from either Katoomba or Leura; times and cost see the timetable online for the Blue Mountains trains.
Available all year except July. 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 but with little rain and good for walking. Warmer, spring weather returns around September.
See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See FAQ’s for more information.
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 detail and much more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.