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

Blue Mountain Small-Group Day Hikes from Sydney

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 with an experienced local guide. Walk through lush rainforest, hike along bush tracks and travel over escarpments to reveal unparalleled views of the countryside. Choose from two different hikes to suit all levels of fitness.


  • Full-day hiking tour in the Blue Mountains from Sydney
  • Get off the beaten track and discover the beauty of the mountains
  • Different options to suit your level of fitness
  • Led by professional guides
  • Gourmet picnic lunch
  • Small-group tour with 15 people maximum

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What You Can Expect

Blue Mountain Small-Group Day Hikes from Sydney

Blue Mountains Hiking

Leave Sydney behind as you drive approximately two hours to the magnificent Blue Mountains, the starting point for your hiking adventure.

These two hiking tours are perfect for the nature-lover who wants to get off the beaten track and discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 16 people and are led by an experienced and qualified local guide. You won’t feel rushed or lagging behind, but able to walk at a comfortable pace, with different options to suit all fitness levels. Best of all, you won’t simply view the great outdoors from the window of a bus, but the way it’s meant to be experienced – on foot! All tours include a gourmet picnic lunch.

These small-group hikes showcase the best of the bush-walking and hiking tracks in the Blue Mountains and are provided by an award-winning company that is committed to environmental sustainability and practices.

Please see the Itinerary section below for hiking tour options.


Valley of the Waterfalls
Discover a true hidden gem, filled with stunning cascading waterfalls, spectacular scenery and rocky escarpments.
Grade: Medium hike with many steps up and down, suitable for those with average level of fitness. This is a 4- to 6-mile (7-to 10-kilometer) walk, approximately 3.5-hour hike.

Ruined Castle and Scenic Railway
Ride on the thrilling Scenic Rail, the world’s steepest incline rail. The 1361-foot (415-meter) descent will take you through a cliff-side tunnel down into an ancient rainforest. Hike across the Jamieson Valley and climb the Ruined Castle, a large outcrop of rocky boulders that jut out above the surrounding bush, for amazing 360-degree views of the area.
Grade: Hard hike requiring a good level of fitness. This is an 8-mile (13-kilometer) walk, approximately 6.5-hour hike.

Medium – designated walking trails with moderate inclines and more than 100 steps up/down
Hard – walking trails that veer off designated paths which entail crossing of rougher terrains, steep inclines and climbing over rock/boulder formations

What to bring:
• Small backpack to carry personal items
• Sunscreen and a hat
• Water bottle (at least 1.5 liters)
• Swimsuit and towel if visiting waterfalls

What to wear:
• Comfortable clothes that will maintain body temperature; jeans are not recommended
• Enclosed walking shoes or boots

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wow! What a wonderful way to see the Blue Mountains! I will say it was challenging - hiking for hours and finishing up by climbing 1000 stairs to the top of the valley again. However, it was so worth it! We spotted wild birds and a lizard, and the rain forest was so beautiful! We saw other people only at the start near the railway and we saw 1 small group at the Ruined Castle rock formation. Otherwise - we did not run across another person the entire time while hiking! It was the perfect day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was Amazing tour ... small group and our Guide was very actgive ad knowledgeable... Gynes was his name. I loved it... and would recommend this to anyone who loves nature hike. and ask for Gynes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the best hike I have ever been on. It is definitely for those who seek adventure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I know the price is a bit high for this tour. But it totally worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The Ruined Castle and Scenic Railway tour makes an excellent day hike. Most of the walking is on an easy trail with one 500 m rougher section and most of it is in the forest which provides lots of shade on a hot day. The forest is rich in bird life and varied vegetation, but beware of leeches. Our guide, Noel, was informative and personable, and helped make the walk much more memorable than if we had done it on our own. We also appreciated the hotel pick-up and drop-off in Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Really enjoy the walk, weather was fabulous and the guide was very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Our guides, Daniel and Wanda, were great and made this hike a fantastic experience. Would recommend this for anyone who wants to see more than the usual tourist part of the blue mountains. There are many stairs and rocks to climb, which made this a challenging hike but was certainly worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I did the valley of the waterfalls hike and it was more than I could've hoped for! My guide (Tru- spelling?) was so knowledgable and easy going. He made sure the pace was appropriate for everyone in the group. I learned so much and saw amazing views on the way. Highly recommend this!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was amazing! It was personalised and the tour guide was so helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely do it again in the future!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Enjoyable day, views were superb and the hike leader was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There was just the two of us on the hike which made it more personal, plenty of time for questions and photographs. I chose the ruin castle hike which is the harder option and the stairs at the end was a killer!

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