The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains are just two hours from Sydney and home to some of the best hiking in Australia. We guess there's a reason we run so many hikes there right?! Here is our pick of the best hikes in the area.
Wentworth Falls is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the Blue Mountains. Surrounded by scenic lookouts and massive rock overhangs, there are Instagram-worthy moments at every turn. We visit Wentworth Falls as one of the stops on our one-day guided Blue Mountains hike (where all of the proceeds go to help kids in need). Why not book now and come and join the fun?
THE GRAND CANYON
If you want to feel as though you’ve entered the land of Jumanji, head to the Grand Canyon. The loop track takes about three hours and takes you through a mystical, fern covered canyon, with rock faces either side. Like most hikes in the Blue Mountains it’s a steep walk out, but is so worth the effort.
BLUE GUM FOREST OVERNIGHT HIKE
This overnight hike in the Blue Mountains is the perfect trip for intrepid adventurers. Over the course of two days, you explore epic waterfalls, hike down massive rock faces, witness the magic of the untouched Blue Gum Forest, and camp out in one of the most secluded wilderness areas in the Blue Mountains. And the best thing? We offer a guided version with all your kit provided (tents, sleeping bags etc) and passionate local guides. Find out more here.
If you want to get off the beaten track, head to Victoria Falls. This short but steep hike takes you to Cascade Falls and then down to Victoria Falls. You can walk behind the falls - and if it’s warm enough - take a dip in the pool. Simply beautiful. This one is for more experienced hikers, so make sure you're confident in your skills first.
Mt Solitary offers unrivalled views and a real Aussie bush experience. It can be completed as a day hike, or you can turn it into an overnight hike and spend day two hiking down through Kedumba Valley. Whichever way you decide to tackle it, you’ll be guaranteed not to regret it. Again, this one is definitely another for the more experienced bushwalkers. If you want to brush up your skills, come and join us on a hike first!
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