• SELF-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM $ 1,450 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 690 per person

OVERVIEW

The Blue Mountains region is the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness area in Australia. The walk traverses the plateau and the valley floor from Mt Victoria via Blackheath, Katoomba to Leura to Wentworth Falls. As you wind your way through the mountains you'll be astonished by the abundance of magnificent vistas with highlights, including Bridal Veil Falls, Govett's Leap Lookout, the Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway and the Waterfall Valley near Leura.

Get up close to the Three Sisters and witness breathtaking views of the famed Blue Mountains blanketed in the distinctive blue haze for which they were named. There are descents through lushly forested areas to vantage points with close up views of waterfalls. Creeping vines, green moss and giant trees will be your constant companion, and there is a high chance of seeing the elusive Lyrebird.

Please note: We offer our Blue Mountains walks all year round. November to March are the warmest months however they also tend to have the highest rainfall with January and February being the most affected. Track closures are common after periods of heavy rain. We will do our best to provide alternative walking options when possible. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Descents through lushly forested areas to vantage points with close up views of waterfalls
  • Creeping vines, green moss and giant trees
  • Potential to catch a glimpse of the elusive Lyrebird
  • Hike into the depths of stunning canyons where forest giants tower overhead with the sounds of flowing water, birdsong and wind in the trees
  • Witness the evocative blue haze that gives the mountains their name, as you hike through eucalyptus forest

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM
$ 1450 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 690 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 6 nights accommodation in excellent rooms with ensuites
  • Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and select ala carte dinners at local restaurants
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Scenic world Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

The friendly locals we work with for accommodation, meals and transfers are attentive to your itinerary and eager to help make your departure and arrival each day as smooth as possible. Each night walkers will stay in a beautiful choice of accommodation ranging from lodges and 4 star hotels, finishing with a bed and breakfast. These luxurious escapes provide a welcoming and comfortable base to relax and recount the day’s highlights. All rooms have their own ensuite.

The Blue Mountains is noted for its international cuisine with restaurants attracting some of the best chefs in the country. Award-winning wines from the nearby Hunter Valley winery district add to the dining experience.

A delicious and hearty breakfast is included at your accommodation each walking morning. The breakfasts will vary and be either cooked, continental or both. In the morning you will be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

The included dinners are at local restaurants that have either won awards or received great reviews. There’s an emphasis on local produce and wine from the region. When dinner is not included, there are many great restaurants close by to choose from. We recommend you ask us or your hosts for their advice.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

This Blue Mountains Traverse starts and finishes in the Blue Mountains with a short two-hour train ride (fare not included) from Sydney to the first accommodation. The Blue Mountains walks are mostly along well-marked tracks and trails, with occasional steeper sections either ascending out of or descending into the gorges and valleys below. It’s a great combination of easy-going, moderate and more challenging walking terrain offering something for every level of experience.

Importantly, we walk in and out of accommodations and move you along the track in order to limit the travel time in a vehicle. Your luggage moves along with you seamlessly as you walk from one accommodation to the next with just your day pack.

The Blue Mountains Traverse comprehensive walk notes provide lots of information on the flora, fauna, history and geology of the Blue Mountains.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

Available all year. October-November is usually mild to warm. With the warmer weather comes higher rainfall. Temperatures warm up from December-February with frequent heavy rainfall. March-April is usually cool to mild. Temperatures drop from May onwards and the days are cool to cold but with little rain and good for walking. Warmer, spring weather returns around September.

Track closures are common after periods of heavy rain. We will do our best to provide alternative walking options when possible. Please note that unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds due to track closures please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any losses.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

climate graph for the Blue Mountains

Source: BOM

HOW TO GET THERE

Travelling to the Start of the walk

This walk starts in the village of Blackheath.

The walk ends in Leura with a transfer or short walk to the train station.

You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in the Blue Mountains. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

Public Transport: By far the easiest option is to catch a train from Sydney. Your starting destination is Blackheath. It is approximately a 6 minute walk to your accommodation so you may prefer to catch a taxi (at your expense).

The train will take around 2hrs 10min from Sydney Central station and costs approximately AUD$8 to $12. You can buy tickets directly at the train station; there is no need to book. You can also catch the train at Sydney airport and swap at Central station. The trains in peak times depart approximately every 15 mins, out of peak every 30 mins to 40 mins.

Please note:  If you would prefer a private taxi transfer we can provide details for you to arrange. This will be an additional cost.

Travelling from the End of the walk

Public Transport:  Take the train from either Katoomba or Leura; times and cost see the timetable for Blue Mountains trains.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, or info@stroll.com

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DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Apr 2024 - 31 Mar 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1450

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 690

REVIEWS

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  1. Mandy W

    16 January, 2017 at 3:19 AM

    Our self-guided 7-day Blue Mountains Traverse was the very best way to experience the Blue Mountains. We got to walk in some of the most beautiful places (hint: don’t skip the Grand Canyon!!!). Not having to worry about our next meal or whether we’d have a comfy bed & hot shower for the night was truly awesome! Each of our accommodation host were just so welcoming and a wealth of local knowledge. Without having to worry about the logistics of the trip, we were able to completely revel in the beauty of the area and connect with so many lovely people along the way. Thanks a million to Stroll for the absolutely seamless organisation of a truly memorable holiday.

  2. vjb683

    7 December, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    The Blue Mountains are beautiful, seeing them on a Stroll self-guided tour made the experience even better. We couldn’t fault Stroll, they provided us with everything we needed. The B&B’s they organised were perfect with wonderful hosts and the food was delicious! The walks were fantastic, each showing us a different part of the Blue Mountains.

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Overview

The Blue Mountains region is the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness area in Australia. The walk traverses the plateau and the valley floor from Mt Victoria via Blackheath, Katoomba to Leura to Wentworth Falls. As you wind your way through the mountains you'll be astonished by the abundance of magnificent vistas with highlights, including Bridal Veil Falls, Govett's Leap Lookout, the Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway and the Waterfall Valley near Leura.

Get up close to the Three Sisters and witness breathtaking views of the famed Blue Mountains blanketed in the distinctive blue haze for which they were named. There are descents through lushly forested areas to vantage points with close up views of waterfalls. Creeping vines, green moss and giant trees will be your constant companion, and there is a high chance of seeing the elusive Lyrebird.

Please note: We offer our Blue Mountains walks all year round. November to March are the warmest months however they also tend to have the highest rainfall with January and February being the most affected. Track closures are common after periods of heavy rain. We will do our best to provide alternative walking options when possible. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Descents through lushly forested areas to vantage points with close up views of waterfalls
  • Creeping vines, green moss and giant trees
  • Potential to catch a glimpse of the elusive Lyrebird
  • Hike into the depths of stunning canyons where forest giants tower overhead with the sounds of flowing water, birdsong and wind in the trees
  • Witness the evocative blue haze that gives the mountains their name, as you hike through eucalyptus forest
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 6 nights accommodation in excellent rooms with ensuites
  • Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and select ala carte dinners at local restaurants
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Scenic world Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes
Accommodation & Dining

The friendly locals we work with for accommodation, meals and transfers are attentive to your itinerary and eager to help make your departure and arrival each day as smooth as possible. Each night walkers will stay in a beautiful choice of accommodation ranging from lodges and 4 star hotels, finishing with a bed and breakfast. These luxurious escapes provide a welcoming and comfortable base to relax and recount the day’s highlights. All rooms have their own ensuite.

The Blue Mountains is noted for its international cuisine with restaurants attracting some of the best chefs in the country. Award-winning wines from the nearby Hunter Valley winery district add to the dining experience.

A delicious and hearty breakfast is included at your accommodation each walking morning. The breakfasts will vary and be either cooked, continental or both. In the morning you will be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

The included dinners are at local restaurants that have either won awards or received great reviews. There’s an emphasis on local produce and wine from the region. When dinner is not included, there are many great restaurants close by to choose from. We recommend you ask us or your hosts for their advice.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

This Blue Mountains Traverse starts and finishes in the Blue Mountains with a short two-hour train ride (fare not included) from Sydney to the first accommodation. The Blue Mountains walks are mostly along well-marked tracks and trails, with occasional steeper sections either ascending out of or descending into the gorges and valleys below. It’s a great combination of easy-going, moderate and more challenging walking terrain offering something for every level of experience.

Importantly, we walk in and out of accommodations and move you along the track in order to limit the travel time in a vehicle. Your luggage moves along with you seamlessly as you walk from one accommodation to the next with just your day pack.

The Blue Mountains Traverse comprehensive walk notes provide lots of information on the flora, fauna, history and geology of the Blue Mountains.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

Available all year. October-November is usually mild to warm. With the warmer weather comes higher rainfall. Temperatures warm up from December-February with frequent heavy rainfall. March-April is usually cool to mild. Temperatures drop from May onwards and the days are cool to cold but with little rain and good for walking. Warmer, spring weather returns around September.

Track closures are common after periods of heavy rain. We will do our best to provide alternative walking options when possible. Please note that unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds due to track closures please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any losses.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

climate graph for the Blue Mountains

Source: BOM

HOW TO GET THERE

Travelling to the Start of the walk

This walk starts in the village of Blackheath.

The walk ends in Leura with a transfer or short walk to the train station.

You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in the Blue Mountains. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

Public Transport: By far the easiest option is to catch a train from Sydney. Your starting destination is Blackheath. It is approximately a 6 minute walk to your accommodation so you may prefer to catch a taxi (at your expense).

The train will take around 2hrs 10min from Sydney Central station and costs approximately AUD$8 to $12. You can buy tickets directly at the train station; there is no need to book. You can also catch the train at Sydney airport and swap at Central station. The trains in peak times depart approximately every 15 mins, out of peak every 30 mins to 40 mins.

Please note:  If you would prefer a private taxi transfer we can provide details for you to arrange. This will be an additional cost.

Travelling from the End of the walk

Public Transport:  Take the train from either Katoomba or Leura; times and cost see the timetable for Blue Mountains trains.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, or info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
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    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 Mar 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1450
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 690
    DETAILS
REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

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  1. Mandy W

    16 January, 2017 at 3:19 AM

    Our self-guided 7-day Blue Mountains Traverse was the very best way to experience the Blue Mountains. We got to walk in some of the most beautiful places (hint: don’t skip the Grand Canyon!!!). Not having to worry about our next meal or whether we’d have a comfy bed & hot shower for the night was truly awesome! Each of our accommodation host were just so welcoming and a wealth of local knowledge. Without having to worry about the logistics of the trip, we were able to completely revel in the beauty of the area and connect with so many lovely people along the way. Thanks a million to Stroll for the absolutely seamless organisation of a truly memorable holiday.

  2. vjb683

    7 December, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    The Blue Mountains are beautiful, seeing them on a Stroll self-guided tour made the experience even better. We couldn’t fault Stroll, they provided us with everything we needed. The B&B’s they organised were perfect with wonderful hosts and the food was delicious! The walks were fantastic, each showing us a different part of the Blue Mountains.

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