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Walking Trails and Bushwalks in the Blue Mountains

By Viator, November 2013

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Most of the Blue Mountains incredible views are accessible only on foot, making this national park one of Australia’s premier destinations for hikers, trekkers and backpackers. Difficult mountain passes lead to some of the best views, but that doesn’t mean less-fit travelers can’t also experience some of what makes this region so beautiful.

Easy-Does-It

The trip from Leura Cascades to Bridal Veil Falls is a slow-going journey ideal for families. It takes most hikers an hour or less., and despite its reputation as a low-impact walk, the trail still provides a beautiful outdoor experience. Hikers can sit under the Bridal Veil Falls overhang and watch the falls rush down, while more the adventurous can climb to the top of the Leura cliff for even better views.

Medium Difficulty

The Jellybean Pool near the Glenbrook entrance is a short two-kilometer pass that takes approximately an hour to hike. Though it doesn’t afford hilltop views of some more difficult treks, nearby picnic tables, easily accessible toilets, rare birds and a fresh-water swimming hole make it worth the trip.

The well-marked Wiggins Track is another challenging but doable trail. The 10-kilometer circuit wanders through natural creeks and indigenous rain forests. It covers picturesque stone steps, a wooden bridge and rocky overhangs and waterfall-views, too.

Challenging Journeys

Six Foot Track is a 45-kilometer hike that follows the original horse track between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. The 3-day journey climbs steep mountain passes and dips into deep mountain valleys. This is a trek that is not for the faint of heart. Travelers can hike without guides or hire a tour to worry about all of the details. Backpackers love the descent into Nellie’s Glen, where rainforests, streams and caves make for a scenic backdrop to the challenging hike. Bowtell’s Swing Bridge is a memorable one-man crossing that hangs high above the Cox’s River. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime photo op for those unafraid of heights.

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Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Hike

Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on a small-group day hike departing from Wentworth Falls. Follow remote bush tracks through lush rainforest and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.83

Blue Mountain Small-Group Day Hikes from Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney on a small-group hike in the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of this World Heritage-listed parkland ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $207.33

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