Map of Walk the Blue Mountains including Australia

Take a wild walk in the Blue Mountains National Park

Escape the urban buzz of Sydney and enter a world of misty forests, wild valleys and ethereal falls on a 4-day walking adventure through the Blue Mountains. Named for the eucalyptus haze that clings to its features, there’s no better way to explore this diverse ecosystem than on foot, and with an expert leader by your side, you’ll leave with all the local secrets and inside knowledge of the landscapes you walk through. Marvel at the Three Sisters rock formation, stand in awe of nature at the Sublime Point Lookout and learn about First Nations culture on a walk with a First Nations guide. When adventure calls, the Blue Mountains are the answer.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Sydney, Australia
Finish
Sydney, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Original
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Code
PZXB
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Discover the diverse landscapes of the Blue Mountains on foot, walking past iconic sights like the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, Jamison Valley, Echo Point and Katoomba Falls.

  • Learn about the history of this land and its traditional owners during a morning walk with a First Nations guide and hear stories of one of the world’s oldest living cultures.

  • Embark on a spectacular Night-lit Walk through Katoomba Falls Reserve and experience the beauty of the falls lit up at night.

  • Visit Everglades House and Gardens and wander through the European-inspired 1930’s homestead that has gained the attention of garden-lovers world-wide.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear, clothing for all types of weather, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.

  • As this is a walking trip that is dependent on weather and track conditions and therefore it is very hard to set an exact itinerary that will stay the same throughout the year. Due to weather, recent landslides and ongoing capital works, the tracks that are open and closed can change frequently and without warning. This means that the best laid plans may need to change, and leaders will be flexible and plan alternative walks.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Jan 2023 to 31 Mar 2024.
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Welcome to the Blue Mountains! Your adventure begins in Sydney (Warrane in the language of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which Sydney is now located). This is your gateway to a land of rugged peaks, soaring waterfalls and dense eucalyptus forest. Here, you’ll meet your fellow travellers and local leader for an 8.30am welcome meeting and to get your hiking packs ready to go, then it’s time to hit the road and drive to the town of Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains. On arrival, enjoy a cultural walk with a First Nations guide to learn of the history, culture and ancient wisdom of this region. You’ll learn about the traditional owners of the land, hear stories of one of the world’s oldest living cultures and see how it’s still present and celebrated today. Along the walk, you’ll discover song lines, rock art, ceremonial sits and dreaming stories plus, you’ll have the chance to try bush foods and medicines and learn about ochre painting. After your walk, drive to the town of Katoomba and settle into your accommodation and then get ready for a special night walk. You read that right, tonight you’ll enjoy a night walk through Katoomba Falls Reserve. See Orphan Rock, Witches Leap, Katoomba Falls and Katoomba Cascades lit up at night – a truly spectacular sight.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Blue Mountains - Aboriginal Cultural Walk
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting at 8.30am today as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time and departing towards the Blue Mountains straight after. If you are going to be late, please let your booking agent know immediately.
After breakfast, make your way to Wentworth Falls and then lace up your boots for a fantastic walk in the Wentworth Falls area. Wentworth Falls is a beautiful town deep in the Blue Mountains, surrounded by incredible scenery and wonderful bush walks. A walk from here might take you to Breakfast Point Lookout, Princes Rock Lookout, the Wentworth Falls, Queens Cascades or Rocket Point Lookout. Your expert guide will choose your walk today based on weather and track conditions. After exploring Wentworth Falls area, you’ll drive to Leura to discover Sublime Point Lookout. Along an easy walking track, dotted with casuarina trees, you might be so lucky to spot gang-gangs and cockatoos. Once you reach the Sublime Point Lookout, soak up the never-ending views across Jamison Valley and admire the incredible Australian bushland that blankets the whole area. After some time to take in the scenery, visit Everglades House and Gardens. Built in the 1930’s by a Danish-born landscape gardener, it’s easy to see the European charm that has been intertwined into this place. With European-style terraces, winding paths and rose-lined walks, the gardens have received acclaim from a global community of garden lovers. This afternoon, you’ll have time to explore Leura at your will. Perhaps learn more about the diverse landscapes of the region and the communities who live within them at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre or enjoy one of the close-by walks before journeying back to your accommodation. This evening you may like to check out a local restaurant with some of your fellow travellers.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Blue Mountains - Sunrise First Nations Cultural Walk
  • Blue Mountains - Leura Cascades & Ruined Castle Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s walk will be determined by your leader, taking into account weather and track conditions.
After fuelling up on a hearty breakfast this morning, you’ll embark on one of the many incredible scenic walks in Katoomba or Blackheath. Home to the iconic Three Sisters, this area of the Blue Mountains is a bushwalkers heaven. You can expect lookouts with panoramic views, dense and beautiful Australian bushland and scenic waterfalls at almost every turn. Your expert guide will choose the best walks suited to the weather and track conditions of the day. After a day on your feet, exploring all this beautiful region has to offer, this evening, why not round off your adventure with a group dinner at a local microbrewery – the perfect chance to look back on all you’ve seen and done over the last few days.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Blue Mountains - Local Winery Visit
  • Blue Mountains - Grand Canyon Loop
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s walk will be determined by your leader, taking into account weather and track conditions.
It may be your final day but there’s still plenty of memorable sights to discover. This morning, you have one final chance to traverse this local landscape before making the journey back to Sydney. You can expect more world-class views, heritage walks and incredible waterfalls from your trek today. After some final adventuring, begin the drive back to Sydney, stopping off en route at a local cider farm to taste the delicious drink made from apples discovered in the Blue Mountains region. Arrive back in Sydney around 6.30pm, at which point your Blue Mountains adventure will come to an end.
Included Activities
  • Blue Mountains - Cider farm visit
  • Blue Mountains - Pierce's Pass & Grose Valley Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s walk will be determined by your leader, taking into account weather and track conditions.

Meals

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches

Transport

walking, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Motel (3 nights)

Included activities

  • Blue Mountains - Aboriginal Cultural Walk
  • Blue Mountains - Sunrise First Nations Cultural Walk
  • Blue Mountains - Leura Cascades & Ruined Castle Walk
  • Blue Mountains - Local Winery Visit
  • Blue Mountains - Grand Canyon Loop
  • Blue Mountains - Cider farm visit
  • Blue Mountains - Pierce's Pass & Grose Valley Walk

Dates & availability

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips that start on or before 31 December 2022 are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy.

START & END TIME
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 8.30am on Day 1 in Sydney, and you are expected to arrive back into Sydney around 6.30pm on the last day. Please note that there is no accommodation included on the last day in Sydney.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

TEMPORARY TRACK CLOSURES
Please note that ongoing track closures following sustained wet weather and subsequent geological instability as well as improvement works planned within the Park may put us in a position where we will be forced to change some of the walks with short notice. Blue Mountains National Park covers a huge area with many options for great walks to choose, therefore we are confident any last-minute changes, should they occur, will provide equally fantastic hiking experiences.

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