KANANGRA TO KATOOMBA
Immersive 4 day guided hiking tour through the Blue Mountains
Every tour company has their golden jewel, and this is ours. Spread over a comfortable 4 days, the Kanangra to Katoomba trail, or K2K for those in the know, passes through declared wilderness area, making this one-way track the ultimate hiking adventure!
What will I see?
Some pretty wild Australian bush! You’ll be walking through a declared wilderness area, which means you’ll see little if any, human impacts on the landscape.
This means no facilities, no signs and sometimes even no tracks (don’t worry – your guides know the way!). However, it also means incredibly vast valleys, deep gorges, and wild rivers. You’ll probably be surprised it’s all only a few hours from Sydney. In fact, we’re pegging this as the next great walk of Australia, so get in now, and be a trailblazer.
There is a pre-trip briefing, and a full gear check the afternoon before Day 1
Day 1: Depart Sydney, Kanangra Walls to Dex Creek via Mt Cloudmaker | 13km
Day 2: Dex Creek to Coxs River | 8km
Day 3: Coxs River to Mobbs Swamp via Splendour Rock | 8km
Day 4: Mobbs Swamp to Katoomba, return to Sydney | 16km
What do I need?
Not much to be honest. We’re pretty proud of the all-inclusive nature of our tours, and all you really need is a decent pair of hiking shoes and some clothing. We don’t want you forking out $100’s for high-tech gear, which is why we provide all the life-saving essentials. We also have a series of hire gear available, if you’d like to have the best of the best!
What's included on the Kanangra to Katoomba hiking tours
Two professional wilderness guides
Three nights camping
Lightweight tent (twin-share) and compact sleeping mat
Sleeping bag with cotton liner
Hiking Backpack (70-90L)
Three breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners (see Food on the Trail)
Snacks, tea and coffee on the trail
Group camping equipment included: stove, pots, tarp, etc.
Transport to and from Sydney in an air-conditioned bus (luggage transfer included)
All national park fees and track fees
Emergency communications and first aid kits
Maximum 6 guests
What fitness do I need?
We specifically designed this tour to be stretched over four days. This means our daily distances are shorter (with optional side walks) and more time to relax. In saying that, remember those deep gorges and vast valleys we mentioned above? Yeah well, we’ll be climbing a lot of those. There is a lot of up’s and down’s in this tour, which makes it an exhilarating hike, but also physically quite challenging. It’s good to note that water is also scarce in these valleys, so you’ll be carrying a little extra each day, taking your pack weight up to around 14-16kg a day.
We don’t want to scare you, but we highly recommend some pre-trip training, which will not only make your experience better, but is also great chance to just get fit and healthy.
To provide you with the best ‘pre-trip’ training, we consulted one of Sydney’s leading Personal Trainers, to develop a custom program specifically targeting the key muscles and fitness requirements for this hike. It’s a combination of both HIIT and strength training and will have you well on your way to success!
The training program is included in all tour bookings!
And as with anything in this world, if you have any questions, concerns, or queries, we really are the best people to speak to! Plus we’re super friendly and love a chat! Head on over to our Contact Us page for all the details.
4 Days I 45 km
Maximum Group Size 6
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.
Location and Map
New South Wales