Blue Mountains

4 Days

Physical Rating:
Moderate to Challenging. This is predominatley a walking tour.

This 4 day active tour of the Blue Mountains is jam packed with the highlights of the region!  While we do sneak in a few tourist attractions of the Blue Mountains, like the famous Three Sisters Lookout, this tour is predominately about exploring one of Australia’s most iconic walking destinations.  

The Blue Mountains boasts a walkers dream of ancient, thick forests, sheer cliffs, cool deep valleys, impressive canyons with hanging gardens and lookouts presenting rolling ranges as far as the eye can see. During your 4 day tour you will leave the tourist scene behind and complete come unique and picturesque walks including the Ruined Castle and the cool, fern lined depths of the Blue Mountains very own Grand Canyon. 

While there is a lot of walking in and out of steep gullies, the tour is easily achievable to those with a moderate level of fitness. Carrying only a day pack, the walks are generally short and the trails well maintained. As a guided walking tour you will also have the assistance and knowledge of guides to help you through any challenging sections.  

This is a fully catered and lodge accommodated walking tour. Each night your group will return to the centrally located Echo Point Village (you can literally lookout over the Three Sisters from the cosy living room) and a delicious home-cooked meal.

Escape to the Blue Mountains and see why it is one of Australia’s most iconic walking destinations!

Blue Mountains Tour Inclusions

  • 2 friendly and professional Gguides
  • Private air conditioned bus
  • Small group size, maximum of 12 guests
  • Transfers from  Circular Quay, Sydney CBD
  • National Parks Admission Fees

Meals:

  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Morning Teas, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Accommodation:

  • 3 nights at Echo Point Village, Katoomba
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Day 1: Wentworth Falls & Katoomba Cascades – Gordon Falls

We depart Sydney CBD at 8am, heading for the beautiful Blue Mountains. Enjoy a delicious morning tea at Wentworth Falls village while getting to know your walking companions after which we enjoy a walk around to Wentworth falls themselves.

After a short drive to Katoomba we will be treated to a special lunch in the historic Carrington Hotel. After lunch our walk will take us past the famous Echo Point lookout (Three Sisters) and a 5km stretch along Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Leura. The walking today is relatively easy, whilst taking in some of the highlights of the area. The cliff walk offers great views to Mount Solitary and the various valleys deep below.

Note, as we walk in the morning and the afternoon, please wear your hiking clothes on the bus and bring your day pack ready to go

Accommodation: Echo Point Village, Katoomba

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

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Day 2: Ruined Castle

After a short drive the walk starts off at Katoomba Cascades, where we quickly leave the tourist scene behind. Descending down Furber Stairs, we get close to the impressive cliffs and waterfalls, and into lush wet sclerophyll forest.

After the descent, the trail skirts the base of the cliffs; there is a bit of rock to negotiate, but generally a comfortable walk, with changing vegetation and forest types. We enjoy morning tea on the trail and lunch at Ruined Castle, with sensational views to Mount Solitary and across the Jamison valley.We return via the same trail for a short while after lunch before ascending out of the valley on the famous Golden Stairs for a change of scenery. Just as steep and scenic as the Furber Steps at the beginning of the day, but they actually happen to be a shorter ascent. Bonus!

Accommodation: Echo Point Village, Katoomba

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Pulpit Rock to Evans Lookout and Grand Canyon

These two walks together create the ultimate Blue Mountains walk. Starting at Pulpit Rock and its amazing lookout platforms, the track heads along the tops of cliffs looking over Grose Valley. Enjoy a series of lookouts and small grottos until we reach Govetts Leap Lookout. Govetts Leap is a great location for a delicious morning tea along the way. After morning tea we make our way to the Grand Canyon area, from where we will head down into the absolutely remarkable Grand Canyon. A wonderful world of hanging gardens, rocky creeks and fern-lined gullies. It really is one of the best walks in Australia. There is some rock hopping in the valley but a very doable and outstanding trail.

After the sensational canyon walking we have to ascend out of there! Finishing at Evans Lookout, it’s a flat stroll back to the bus that’s waiting to take you back for a warm shower and a hearty meal at your accommodation in Katoomba. This day offers some of the best walking in Australia.

Accommodation: Echo Point Village, Katoomba

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: Watarrka - Pierce’s Pass – Grose Valley

After a scenic drive to Pierces Pass we head to a very quiet part of the Blue Mountains, the Grose Valley. The walk starts off with tree ferns and cliffs, and an easy descent into beautiful eucalypt forest. The descent to the river gets a bit steeper – which means the descent also can be challenging – but the views of the peaceful valley are worth it.

At the river there are some spots for us to enjoy and soak up the stunning scenery before the ascent, and a return to the city beckons. The drive to Sydney is about 2.5 hours from Pierce’s Pass carpark.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Length and grade of walks adjusted according to fitness levels – where possible. We reserve the right to alter the tour itinerary at any time due to circumstances beyond our control. If this should occur we will do our best to offer a suitable alternative.

Secure your seat with a $350 deposit

Tour Price: $1,710 twin share

Single supplements available for an additional $250

Your tour balance will be due 6 weeks prior to your departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 14 days: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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