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Enjoy a memorable day hike immersed in the natural beauty of Australia on this guided walking tour that explores the Blue Mountains. Leave busy Sydney behind and go off the beaten track to discover the natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed national park with an experienced guide. Walk on trails through lush rainforest and over craggy valleys to enjoy unparalleled views of the countryside, traveling with a small group limited to 15 people. Choose from two hike options suitable for different levels of fitness.


  • Full-day hiking tour in the Blue Mountains from Sydney
  • Get away from the crowds and discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains on foot
  • Choose from options to suit varying levels of fitness
  • Explore with confidence in the company of the professional guide
  • Includes morning tea and gourmet picnic lunch
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures a more intimate nature hike

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What You Can Expect

Blue Mountain Small-Group Day Hikes from Sydney

Blue Mountains Hiking

Your day in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains starts with morning pickup at select Sydney hotels. Then travel in a comfortable climate-controlled minivan for approximately two hours to reach the starting point for your hike.

You have two hiking options suitable for different levels fitness and challenge (see details under Itinerary below). Your guide sets a comfortable pace for the hikes, and you can stop often for photo ops and water breaks. Both hike options include morning tea and a gourmet picnic lunch.

Instead of only viewing the great outdoors from the window of a bus, you'll immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains while enjoying the knowledge and expertise of your local guide. Small group numbers are capped at 15 participants to provide a more customized experience.

Valley of the Waterfalls hike:
Discover a hidden gem, a valley studded with lush fern-filled grottoes and hills with tumbling cascades, including gorgeous Empress Falls. Have lunch at the base of a waterfall while birds serenade you, and enjoy a spectacular day out in a landscape of rainforest and rocky escarpments.

Grade: Medium level hike that follows designated walking trails with moderate inclines and more than 100 steps up and down, suitable for those with average level of fitness. This is a 4- to 6-mile (7-to 10-kilometer) walk that takes approximately 3.5 hours to hike.

Ruined Castle and Scenic Railway hike:
Descend to the starting point for your hike by taking the Scenic Railway at Scenic World. The 1,361-foot (415-meter) descent makes this the world’s steepest railway. Travel down through a cliff-side tunnel that leads you into an ancient rainforest. From there, hike across the Jamison Valley and climb the Ruined Castle, a large outcrop of rocky boulders that jut out above the surrounding wildernes, offering amazing 360-degree views of the scenic region.

Grade: Hard hike requiring a good level of fitness. Follow walking trails that veer off designated paths, thereby crossing rougher terrain, with steep inclines and some climbing over boulder formations. This is an 8-mile (13-kilometer) walk that takes approximately 6.5 hours to hike.

What to bring:
• Small backpack to carry personal items
• Sunscreen and a hat
• Water bottle (at least two 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

Lynn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Had an excellent time, everything ran on time from pick-up to drop off for our 5 hour hike around Wentworth Falls. Loved going with our small group of 3! Definitely do this again.

Ewa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

this hike was fantastic and we had such a great time with our hike leader Peter. We have been provided with very detailed instructions far in advance including the hotel pickup which was on exactly on time as on the voucher provided. Peter came with a decent size car which made the journey very enjoyable. It was us two and one more lady on the hike. Peter was very chatty and informative, gave us extra water right before the hike and some snacks to take with us, he also carried our lunch right up to the lunch spot great cheese and ham sandwiches!! and some banana bread. The hike itself was great and Peter did a great job educating us about various trees, plans and Australian nature. We followed our own pace. After the hike Peter also took us to three sisters which wasn't initially included and also showed us the oldest Australian hotel. All three of us just slept like babies in the car on the way back. We got back to the hotel for 18:30pm right for the evening meal. Overall great experience, communication before the hike was spotless, very knowledgable hike leader and great memories and pictures!. Highly recommended, thanks Peter :

Chinyere N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Amazing experience. This ended up being just my husband and myself which made it all the better.
Spiro was an great guide, very knowledgeable and conscientious.
I would highly recommend this as an excursion. You won't regret it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Absolutely fantastic.
Our guide was full of information and stopped to share differ to plant and wildlife information whenever we asked.
Pace was determined by the group.
Lunch and tea on top of the Ruined Castle was breathtaking and relaxing.
Above and beyond expectations

Kyle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Spiro was great, great day out. Great view from the Ruined Castle.

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guide Spiro picked me up from the hotel on time and then picked the other two in the group from the station. He was a very knowledgeable man who gave us a whole load on interesting facts on the plants , rocks and wildlife . A very enjoyable trek with a very nice man,

Matt S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing tour. Tour guide picked us up and drove us to the park. He was awesome and he knew the history of the location which helped a ton. Great call on lunch as when we got to the waterfalls I was in need of a sandwich. Overall a great hike and I would do it again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The trip was amazing and our guide Spiro was incredibly helpful, informative and fun. The scenery was stunning and the lunch that was supplied was very tasty. We would highly recommend this trek and the tour company.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The trip was amazing and our guide Spiro was incredibly helpful, informative and fun. The scenery was stunning and the lunch that was supplied was very tasty. We would highly recommend this trek and the tour company.

Shi Ling K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Adventurous and fantastic trip, away from the touristy area in Blue Mountain. Just 3 of us with the guide and we received the attention needed. Knowledgeable and caring guide who looked out and take care of every single one. The pace was good and you don't feel pressurized at all :

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