Adventurous day-hike away from the crowds
You didn’t come to the Blue Mountains to see the inside of a bus did you? The reason why the mountains are so famous is because of the magnificent landscape and stunning nature. Get right into the heart of it on this action-filled day hike in the beautiful World Heritage National Park.
What will I see?
Starting early from Sydney, we’ll arrive in the Blue Mountains, and immediately be immersed in the stunning Australian bush. Descending through the canopy of sub-tropical rainforest, you’ll be surrounded by the fresh scent of the Eucalyptus forest as you follow the magical Leura cascades to the valley floor.
At the bottom, we can rest under the historic rotunda, listening to the song of bellbirds echoing through the forest, before following a moderately flat trail that curves under the soaring sandstone cliffs. Our guides love what they do, and they'll take the time to share fascinating facts about the plants you see along the way, the geological phenomenons of the mountains, and as much human history as you can handle!
Arriving at Scenic World, we'll ride out of the valley in style on the World’s Steepest Railway, before stopping for a well-deserved break and a gourmet picnic lunch; a kaleidoscope of fresh produce and local artisan products from the region.
For the rest of the tour, we’ll stay high above the valley. Several dramatic lookouts will provide expansive views of the famous Three Sisters, the mighty Mt Solitary and the entire Jamieson Valley, stretching as far as the eye can see. Ending the tour with a final, stretch of beautiful rainforest, we’ll hop back on our private air-conditioned bus and head back to Sydney’s CBD.
This tour is perfect for anyone who wants a locally guided experience, away from the crowds and amongst the beautiful nature that made the Blue Mountains so famous!
What do I need?
We ask all guests to please bring along the following items:
Day pack to carry personal belongings
Water bottle - preferably 2L as there are no refill opportunities along the track
Comfortable enclosed walking shoes e.g. sneakers or hiking boots
Hat and sunscreen
A warm jacket (it can become quite chilly in the mountains, even in summer)
Raincoat (available for hire)
Camera or phone for some beautiful photos
A local eco-certified guide
Hot tea and fresh coffee for morning tea
Gourmet picnic lunch and snacks, including fruit
A one-way ride on the Scenic Railway
Return transport from Sydney in a private air-conditioned bus
Guests can also join and depart the tour in the Blue Mountains
All national park fees and track fees
Emergency communications and first aid kits
Small group tour with a maximum of ten guests
What fitness level do I need?
The Blue Mountains really should be called the Blue Valleys, because you always start up high and go down! This is a decent day walk, and a reasonable level of fitness is required to complete the track. Guests can expect to be walking for approximately 6-7 hours, broken up with regular breaks.
For anyone that suffers from knee pain, we recommend using a pair of walking poles for support. Gone are the days when poles were deemed to be ‘dorky’, using poles is actually really beneficial for your knees as they take a significant amount of pressure off your joints.
We hire out lightweight, collapsible walking poles for just $20 a pair. If you’re interested, please add them to your order when booking.
Action filled day-hike off the traditional tourist trail
Includes a ride on the World's steepest railway - Backwards!
Get up close to the famous Three Sisters
Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with Blue Mountains produce
Relax on the journey as we transport you to and from Sydney
14 km track I 6 hours of walking
Maximum Group Size 10
We are happy to include additional dates for private or large group bookings if the above dates do not suit. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss alternative departures.
Where do I meet the tour?
Sydney CBD - 6:30am
All tours depart from Central Train Station, Sydney CBD. Exact meeting place details will be provided with booking confirmation.
Blue Mountains - 8:30am
Guests are also welcome to join the tour from the Blue Mountains, with hotel pick-up provided from both Katoomba and Leura, or the opportunity to meet us at the track start.
Please indicate at the time of booking so we can make the necessary arrangements.