Moderate to Challenging Terrain: 6-12 Miles Daily
Australia’s Blue Mountains National Park, the cherished UNESCO World Heritage site in Sydney’s backyard, provides one of the world’s most magnificent backdrops for walking. With such sweeping beauty—soaring tablelands of sandstone brimming with rock formations, infinite blankets of blue-green eucalypt and gum forests, waterfalls plunging down massive cliffs—it’s little wonder that local Aussies come here for a walkabout. Explore on your own on this self-guided walking tour, using the charming outpost villages of Blackheath, Katoomba, and Leura as your bases, hiking as much or as little as you’d like. Our routes cut deep into Grose River Valley and Valley of the Waters, helping you retrace the paths of Australia’s early explorers, traversing steep hills and thrilling cliff-sides with help from occasional manmade ladders, stairs, and bridges. The Giant Stairway descends past the Three Sisters, an iconic trio of rock formations. Countless waterfalls shower multihued cliffs bearded in green. There’s awe-inspiring wonder at every turn. And there’s breathtaking luxury at day’s end, with deluxe accommodations at two sumptuous lodgings and an upscale bed-and-breakfast, made all the more comforting by Aussie home cooking one night and fine dining on two others.
6 days, 5 nights
FROM $2,798 USD
per person, double occupancy
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