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Walking Trails and Bushwalks in the Blue Mountains

By Viator, June 2018

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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 6.2-mile (10-km) 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 three-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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Spectacular Blue Mountains Empress Canyon and Abseiling Experience, Blue Mountains, null
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Spectacular Blue Mountains Empress Canyon and Abseiling Experience

Spectacular Empress Canyon 8:45am - 4:00pm A fantastic abseiling/canyon combination, one of the mountains best! The first half of the day is ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Full-Day Canyoning and Abseiling Adventure from Katoomba, Blue Mountains, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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Small-Group Full-Day Canyoning and Abseiling Adventure from Katoomba

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Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Amazing Half Day Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains, Climbing
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Amazing Half Day Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains

9:00am - 12:30pm  A brilliant half day abseiling adventure. The abseiling starts with a beginner friendly 5 metre high cliff. Your instructors are ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Small-Group Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure from Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Climbing
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Small-Group Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure from Katoomba

A whole day of thrills, Rock Climbing in the Blue Mountains, departing from and returning to our office in Katoomba. This course is perfect for those who ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.24
Rocky Twister Canyoning 2-Canyons In One Day, Blue Mountains, Climbing
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Rocky Twister Canyoning 2-Canyons In One Day

7:00am - 5:00pm Rocky Creek is one of the most magnificent Blue Mountains canyons and is regarded by insiders as a "must do". A short 10 minute ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Juggler Canyon and Abseiling Adventure Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains, Climbing
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Juggler Canyon and Abseiling Adventure Blue Mountains

8:45am - 4.30pm A real gem amongst Blue Mountains canyons. With relatively easy access, it provides an excellent canyoning experience. You will spend ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Amazing Full Day Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains, Climbing
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Amazing Full Day Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains

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Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Blue Mountains Overnight Camping Experience, Blue Mountains, Climbing
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Blue Mountains Overnight Camping Experience

Imagine an overnight camping experience in the Blue Mountains where you get to wake up with Kangaroos. Your overnight experience starts at 3pm and before you ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Blue Mountains Empress Canyon Adventure from Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Hiking & Camping
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Blue Mountains Empress Canyon Adventure from Wentworth Falls

Descend one of the most action packed, beginner friendly canyons in the Blue Mountains! Located in the Valley of the Waters, in the town of Wentworth Falls is ...  Read more

Location: Wentworth Falls, Australia
Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hrs

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Small-Group Half-Day Abseiling Adventure from Katoomba, Blue Mountains, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Small-Group Half-Day Abseiling Adventure from Katoomba

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Go abseiling in the Blue Mountains! Check out the world-class views and rappel down a classic Australian rock face. Conquer great heights, and your fear, in ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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