• SELF-GUIDED
  • 5 DAYS
  • Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM £ 1,130 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 460 per person

OVERVIEW

The Blue Mountains, only 90 minutes from Sydney, is the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness area in Australia. The hike travels across the plateau, via the valley floor and through canyons and across waterways. It begins in Blackheath and finds its way via Katoomba and onto Leura, and includes some of the best tracks in the Mountains. Be astonished by the sheer volume of incredible one-of-a kind vistas that the Blue Mountains is famous for.

The descents into the valley are well worth the effort, walking up close to nature, allowing you to literally feel and smell the forest. The valley and canyon sections of the track take you via waterfalls and waterways and there is a high chance of spotting the elusive Lyrebird as you walk.

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:

  • Breathtaking views from Govett's Leak and Pulpit Rock
  • Witness the distinctive blue haze for which the Blue Mountains are named
  • Walking down into the Grand Canyon, one of Australia's most beautiful walks
  • An exhilarating ride on the Scenic Railway into the depths of the rainforest
  • Get up close to the famous Three Sisters as you walk the track to Leura, with its thriving arts scene
  • Charming accommodation and fabulous food and wine options

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM
£ 1130 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 460 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 4 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and a la carte dinners at local restaurants
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport; we shift along the track which limits the time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Scenic World Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & N.P. 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, to a lovely 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 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 90 min 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.

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 email us at info@stroll.com

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

    from £ 1130

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 460

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Overview

The Blue Mountains, only 90 minutes from Sydney, is the most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness area in Australia. The hike travels across the plateau, via the valley floor and through canyons and across waterways. It begins in Blackheath and finds its way via Katoomba and onto Leura, and includes some of the best tracks in the Mountains. Be astonished by the sheer volume of incredible one-of-a kind vistas that the Blue Mountains is famous for.

The descents into the valley are well worth the effort, walking up close to nature, allowing you to literally feel and smell the forest. The valley and canyon sections of the track take you via waterfalls and waterways and there is a high chance of spotting the elusive Lyrebird as you walk.

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:

  • Breathtaking views from Govett's Leak and Pulpit Rock
  • Witness the distinctive blue haze for which the Blue Mountains are named
  • Walking down into the Grand Canyon, one of Australia's most beautiful walks
  • An exhilarating ride on the Scenic Railway into the depths of the rainforest
  • Get up close to the famous Three Sisters as you walk the track to Leura, with its thriving arts scene
  • Charming accommodation and fabulous food and wine options
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 4 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and a la carte dinners at local restaurants
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport; we shift along the track which limits the time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Scenic World Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & N.P. 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, to a lovely 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 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 90 min 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.

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 email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 Mar 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1130
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 460
    DETAILS
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