OVERVIEW

Approximately one and a half hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains region is the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness area in Australia. This walk incorporates two of the most impressive Blue Mountains walks, which have always been popular since their construction in the early 1900s.

On this 3-day getaway, you’ll descend the Giant Stairway and get close enough to touch the Three Sisters. There are descents through lushly forested areas to vantage points with close up views of waterfalls. Creeping vines, green moss and giant trees will be your constant companion, while hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive Lyrebird.

In Waterfall Valley, expect to see cascading falls with hanging swamps growing out of the cliffs. Hike into the depths of stunning canyons where forest giants tower overhead with the sounds of flowing water, birdsong and wind in the trees. Learn about the evocative blue haze that gives the mountains their name, as you hike through eucalyptus forest. Follow the Mid Cliff Walk to the 2-tiered Wentworth Falls, then it’s an invigorating trek to the top. The walk also traverses the national park between two delightful accommodations.

Note that this Blue Mountains hike is also available as a self-guided 5 or 7-day itinerary. For further information on this trip watch this walk being featured on an episode of the Sydney Weekender in 2017.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
3 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate to Challenging

Grade 4 - Moderate to Challenging

Distances are longer up to 20km. Steep hill sections and rough surfaces. Walking experience and active lifestyle necessary.

PRICE FROM
$ 855

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 215

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
KATOOMBA

Start at Katoomba any time after 2pm. There is no walking scheduled for today but you can easily spend a few hours walking the well-marked cliff tracks or exploring the main street of Katoomba with its many boutique shops. Or if you get there early enough there is an optional Blue Mountains hike provided to Ruined Castle.

Meals: A la carte dinner at local restaurant

Accommodation: Katoomba B&B

DAY 2
KATOOMBA TO LEURA

As you descend the 862 steps of the Giant Stairway you’ll literally touch the Three Sisters and get away from the throng of tourists. In the depths of Leura Forest, delicate ferns and mosses hug the rainforest trees, sunlight filtering through the canopy makes for a magical scene

Walking: Moderate / 9­–11.5km / 4–4.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Leura B&B

DAY 3
LEURA TO WENTWORTH FALLS

The setting for the grand finale is the hike at Waterfall Valley. The route winds its way past waterfalls, beneath overhanging cliffs and through magnificent grottoes. A real highlight today is the mid-cliff 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 hundreds of miles of forests. Spray from spectacular Wentworth Falls refreshes weary walkers before climbing to the cliff top.

At the end of the walk, your hosts (or a taxi service) will transfer you back to either your vehicle or Leura Railway Station to make your way back to Sydney

Walking: Moderate / 15km / 4–5.5 hrs / shorter 10km option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 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

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

The friendly locals we work with for accommodation, meals and transfers are attentive to your itinerary and eager to help make your departure and arrival each day as smooth as possible. The accommodation each night is in beautiful B&Bs that provide a welcoming and comfortable base to relax and recount the day’s highlights. All rooms have their own ensuite.

The Blue Mountains is noted for its international cuisine with restaurants attracting some of the best chefs in the country. Award winning wines from the nearby Hunter Valley winery district add to the dining experience.

A delicious cooked breakfast is included on each of your walking days. In the morning you will be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit. The included dinner is a la carte at an award winning local restaurant. There’s an emphasis on local produce and wine from the region. When dinner is not included it is because there are many great restaurants close by to choose from. We recommend you ask us or your hosts for their advice.

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

GENERAL INFO

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.

WEATHER

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.

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 detail 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

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $855

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $215
Overview

OVERVIEW

Approximately one and a half hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains region is the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness area in Australia. This walk incorporates two of the most impressive Blue Mountains walks, which have always been popular since their construction in the early 1900s.

On this 3-day getaway, you’ll descend the Giant Stairway and get close enough to touch the Three Sisters. There are descents through lushly forested areas to vantage points with close up views of waterfalls. Creeping vines, green moss and giant trees will be your constant companion, while hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive Lyrebird.

In Waterfall Valley, expect to see cascading falls with hanging swamps growing out of the cliffs. Hike into the depths of stunning canyons where forest giants tower overhead with the sounds of flowing water, birdsong and wind in the trees. Learn about the evocative blue haze that gives the mountains their name, as you hike through eucalyptus forest. Follow the Mid Cliff Walk to the 2-tiered Wentworth Falls, then it’s an invigorating trek to the top. The walk also traverses the national park between two delightful accommodations.

Note that this Blue Mountains hike is also available as a self-guided 5 or 7-day itinerary. For further information on this trip watch this walk being featured on an episode of the Sydney Weekender in 2017.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
3 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate to Challenging

Grade 4 - Moderate to Challenging

Distances are longer up to 20km. Steep hill sections and rough surfaces. Walking experience and active lifestyle necessary.

PRICE FROM
$ 855

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 215

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
KATOOMBA

Start at Katoomba any time after 2pm. There is no walking scheduled for today but you can easily spend a few hours walking the well-marked cliff tracks or exploring the main street of Katoomba with its many boutique shops. Or if you get there early enough there is an optional Blue Mountains hike provided to Ruined Castle.

Meals: A la carte dinner at local restaurant

Accommodation: Katoomba B&B

DAY 2
KATOOMBA TO LEURA

As you descend the 862 steps of the Giant Stairway you’ll literally touch the Three Sisters and get away from the throng of tourists. In the depths of Leura Forest, delicate ferns and mosses hug the rainforest trees, sunlight filtering through the canopy makes for a magical scene

Walking: Moderate / 9­–11.5km / 4–4.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Leura B&B

DAY 3
LEURA TO WENTWORTH FALLS

The setting for the grand finale is the hike at Waterfall Valley. The route winds its way past waterfalls, beneath overhanging cliffs and through magnificent grottoes. A real highlight today is the mid-cliff 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 hundreds of miles of forests. Spray from spectacular Wentworth Falls refreshes weary walkers before climbing to the cliff top.

At the end of the walk, your hosts (or a taxi service) will transfer you back to either your vehicle or Leura Railway Station to make your way back to Sydney

Walking: Moderate / 15km / 4–5.5 hrs / shorter 10km option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 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
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

The friendly locals we work with for accommodation, meals and transfers are attentive to your itinerary and eager to help make your departure and arrival each day as smooth as possible. The accommodation each night is in beautiful B&Bs that provide a welcoming and comfortable base to relax and recount the day’s highlights. All rooms have their own ensuite.

The Blue Mountains is noted for its international cuisine with restaurants attracting some of the best chefs in the country. Award winning wines from the nearby Hunter Valley winery district add to the dining experience.

A delicious cooked breakfast is included on each of your walking days. In the morning you will be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit. The included dinner is a la carte at an award winning local restaurant. There’s an emphasis on local produce and wine from the region. When dinner is not included it is because there are many great restaurants close by to choose from. We recommend you ask us or your hosts for their advice.

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

General Info

GENERAL INFO

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.

WEATHER

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.

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 detail 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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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $855

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $215

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