Blue Mountains 3 Day Traverse Walk: This is a guided and fully supported bushwalk in the world renowned Blue Mountains near Sydney NSW. The Blue Mountains is such a bushwalkers paradise, and a wonderful location for walking. It is famous for its dramatic escarpments, spectacular forests and stunning waterfalls. On this amazing 3-day pack walk we traverse the great Blue Mountains from Blackheath to Wentworth Falls walking the most beautiful trails. Discover the lush fern gullies of the Grand Canyon, take in the stunning views from the rocky outcrop of Ruined Castle and be amazed by the Valley of Waterfalls at Wentworth Falls.
Blue Mountains 3 Day Traverse walk
- 3 amazing fully guided walks
- Nights spent at the Carrington Hotel
- Wonderful food and wine
- Making new friends
The Blue Mountains 3 Day Traverse walk includes:
- Pack Free Walk – carry as little as your water and camera
- 2 nights at the Blue Mountain’s historic art deco Carrington hotel
- 2 x a la carte dinners in local Blue Mountains restaurants
- Superb regional wines to enjoy with dinner
- 2 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
- 3 lunches to enjoy whilst walking
- Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
- Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information.
- Transfers to and from Sydney
- National Park Fees
The Blue Mountains 3 Day Traverse walk itinerary
Day One: Grand Canyon Walk
This is a 5.8km hike. Allow 4 hours walking with breaks. Ascents 298m. Grade 3. Medium to Hard Grade.
The Grand Canyon as a narrow chasm approximately 180m deep formed into the sandstone by the cascading waters of Greaves Creek. Our walk starts on the top of the escarpment near Evans Lookout taking us to the head of the Grand Canyon Track. Here where we descend into a magical wonderland of fern gullies and rainforest, dotted with pretty creek crossings and cascading waterfalls. The walk culminates in a climb up a series of sandstone steps through lush forest and ferns to Evans Lookout where guests will be awed by the panoramic views across the immense Grose Valley, surrounded by huge, vertical sandstone cliffs and impressive waterfalls. Afterwards, we head to the Carrington Hotel accommodation. Tonight enjoy fine a la carte dining in a local restaurant accompanied by regional wines and great views.
Day Two: Federal Pass and Dardanelles Pass Loop
This is a 9.8kms. 5-6 hours walking with breaks. Ascents: 623m. Medium Grade.
From the Scenic Railway platform the walk follows a well-maintained path, with steps, undulating along the bottom of the cliff escarpment for 3.7km. It then climbs steeply for 1km with 230m elevation gain. The trail is interspersed with some steel stairs (with hand rails) and small bridges. Once the walk reaches the Prince Henry Cliff Walk the trail undulates along the top of the escarpment for 4.9km. Around Echo Point the paths are paved and easy walking while between Echo Point and Katoomba Falls there are some sections of steps and steel stairs with hand rails.
We return to our superb accommodation, tonight we visit a local restaurant for another wonderful a la carte dinner including local wines.
Day Three: Valley of the Waterfalls
This is a 6.2kms. 5 hours walking with breaks. Ascents: 489m. Medium Grade.
The Valley of the Waterfalls walk undulates easily along the top of the escarpment, over and under the cliffs for 2.5km to Wentworth Falls. From here there are a series of steep ascents and descents, for 1km, with steps, stairs and handrails before descending to the valley below the cliffs. The trail runs along the valley for 1.5km and is rough in sections but not difficult. It then climbs steeply for 1.1km to the Conservation Hut and includes short sections with steep rock steps and metal and wooden stairs with handrails.
The Blue Mountains 3 Day Traverse walk finishes around 3.00pm in the Blue Mountains or 5.00pm in Sydney depending on the pace of the group and traffic back to Sydney.
Pick up and meeting locations:
7.15am at the Sir Stamford Hotel Sydney or 9.15am at the Carrington Hotel Katoomba.
A maximum of 12 guests walk as a group on this walk.
- A good to excellent level of fitness is needed to complete these walks.
- We'll take the pace at a level that suits everyone.
- There are plenty of rest stops during the day.
Blue Mountains 3 Day Traverse Walk Add Ons:
Pre or Post tour night Package:**
Choose a pre-tour or post-tour night at the historic Carrington Hotel in the heart of Katoomba. Package includes
- Colonial Room
- 2 x Dinners
- 2 x breakfasts
$199 per person twin share or
$322 solo traveller (1 x dinner & 1 breakfast)
3 day walk Single Supplement:*
We understand that you may wish to have your own room at the Carrington Hotel for 2 nights.
Private Group Bookings:
If you have a group of 10–12 people you can choose a date of your choice, subject to availability. Contact us to discuss.
We advise you take out Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Life's An Adventure are currently following advice from Government Authorities and Health Officials on stringent protocols which are required during that time. This advice is changing weekly and we will continue to monitor these in regards to group sizes and restrictions.
We have vigilant hand and vehicle sanitising, pre-walk questionnaire screening for clients, client briefing on COVID safe practices and implementing current social distancing measures. Masks are mandatory during bus transfers to the trail. For travel within your own state you have the option to drive where possible to our walks.