BLUE MOUNTAINS TRAVERSE

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
DESCRIPTION:

On this 3-day pack walk you will travel across The Blue Mountains from Blackheath to Wentworth Falls. You will discover the lush fern gullies of the Grand Canyon, see the stunning views from the rocky outcrop of Ruined Castle and be awed by the Valley of Waterfalls at Wentworth Falls.

Complimentary transfers from the Sydney CBD to the Blue Mountains are available if required (2 hours drive), or option to meet in the Blue Mountains.


For those starting the walk in the Blue Mountains a pre-tour night at the historic Carrington Hotel can be organised when you book your tour including dinner, bed and breakfast. This art deco manor is in the heart of Katoomba with shops, cafes and restaurants at your doorstep.

PRICE INCLUDES:

 

Your 3 day walking holiday includes:
 

  • Pack Free Walk – carry as little as your water and camera

  • 2 nights at the Blue Mountain’s historic art deco Carrington hotel

  • 2 x a la carte dinners in local Blue Mountains restaurants

  • Superb regional wines to enjoy with dinner

  • 2 x Hot and Cold breakfasts

  • 3 lunches to enjoy whilst walking

  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk

  • Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information.

  • Transfers to and from Sydney

  • National Park Fees

  • Complimentary pickups from the Sir Stamford Hotel, Sydney CBD if required

ACCOMODATION

  • The Carrington Hotel
     

DON'T FORGET:
 
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
  • Insurance

  • Pre / post tour accommodation

  • Public transport to start of walk

  • Any optional activities during free time

  • Tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature

 

OUR TIPS:
 
This is a fully supported walk, you only need to carry a light day pack.
 
Note: This tour may be mixed (male and female)

FULL ITINERARY


Day 1 BLACK HEATH TO GRAND CANYON

  • Walk - 4 hours walking with breaks. Ascents 425m. 3.2km of this walk is very steep and another 1km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 720m has short steep hills and the remaining 400m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Grade 3. Medium to Hard Grade.
This morning we head to Blackheath. The Grand Canyon as a narrow chasm approximately 180m deep formed into the sandstone by the cascading waters of Greaves Creek. Our walks start from the top of the Grand Canyon where guests will be awed by the panoramic views across the immense Grose Valley, surrounded by huge, vertical sandstone cliffs and impressive waterfalls. We then descend the escarpment into a magical wonderland of fern gullies, dotted with a pretty creek crossing and cascading waterfalls including the 100 metres Bridal Veil Falls. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation at the iconic Carrington Hotel, one of the Blue Mountain’s most historic and iconic hotels situated in the heart of Katoomba and close to shops and cafes. Tonight, enjoy fine a la carte dining in a local restaurant accompanied by regional wines and great views. Day 2 SCENIC RAILWAY FEDERAL PASS TO LEURA CASCADES Today we have a unique way to get to the start of our walk. We head from our hotel to the Scenic Railway for a short cut to the valley floor on the Scenic Railway the world’s steepest railway. From here we begin our walk along the historic Federal Pass passing through dense forests and past pretty waterfalls and taking in views of the famous Three Sisters rock formations. Dinner tonight at a local restaurant including local wines. Day 3 VALLEY OF THE WATERFALLS Walk 10kms. 5 hours walking. Medium Grade. Many steps at the start of the walk to descent the escarpment and many steps at the end to return. We head out on our day’s walking adventure, to one of the most beautiful hikes in the whole of the Blue Mountains. Descend into a valley of magnificent waterfalls through a stunning rainforest gorge. Explore ferny grottos, swimming holes and see a series of cascades including beautiful Empress Falls where water gushes from a narrow gorge. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch at the base of a waterfall where you can listen for the distinctive calls of the whipbirds and lyrebirds. Soak up the atmosphere as you jump across steppingstones to cross creeks and stand in awe taking in magnificent views of the falls and mountain scenery. Instead of just admiring the views from a lookout you’ll descend by steps down the cliffs into the wilderness to experience the true beauty of this region. We finish our walk early afternoon, for those returning to Sydney we offer complimentary transfers to the Sydney CDB, returning to the Sir Stamford Hotel. Finishing time: Approximately 3.00pm in the Blue Mountains or 5.00pm in Sydney depending on the pace of the group and traffic into Sydney





MAR 2021 - DEC 2021
 

$1,299
(ex GST)

3
days
Activity Level:

Moderate

Frequently asked questions

How fit do I need to be to do this walk?


All walks require a general level of fitness. For more specific information check the itinerary page.
Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.




Is there a portered walk option?


All our guests will have their overnight bags transported, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the walk instead of struggling with a large backpack.




So what will I need to carry?


All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. You won’t even need to carry your lunch as your guide will carry the groups lunch.




Do you cater for different dietary requirements?


Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as much details as possible. If you require specific meals such as gluten free, vegetarians that don’t eat fish or vegan, other than our standard menu you can either bring your own supplements or a $50 surcharge will apply.




If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay a single supplement?


If you are happy to twin share a room with another solo traveller, there is no extra charge. (If we can’t find another solo traveller to share with, you will have your own room at no extra cost). However if you want to request a room specifically for yourself you will be required to pay an additional fee, enquire for details.




What time does this adventure start and finish?





Can you recommend pre and post tour accommodation?


Please contact us for more information if you require pre and post accomodation.




I’m driving, where should I park my car?


If you are driving to meet the group, please let us know and we will discuss the best options for meeting and parking your car




How many people are in each walking group?


We run this tour with a maximum of 10 walkers.