The ICOMOS GA2020 Greater Blue Mountains Day Trip

The Greater Blue Mountains was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000.

The unique plants and animals that live here relate an extraordinary story of the evolution of Australia’s unique eucalypt vegetation and its associated communities of plants and animals. It is an area of breathtaking views, rugged tablelands, sheer cliffs, deep inaccessible valleys and swamps. The Greater Blue Mountains is a place of immense cultural value to the Darug, Darkinjung, Gundungarra, Tharawal, Wonnarua, and Wiradjuri people. We have organised a number of different itineraries catering to all accessibility levels.

Please note the Greater Blue Mountains Day Trip is included in all Full delegate registrations, including Student registrations. The content and itinerary of individual tours may change at the discretion of the event organisers.

We acknowledge the Aboriginal Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal Nations as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Accessible

Greater Blue Mountains Accessible 1 (suitable for mobility impaired) - The Gully, Cultural Centre Meet the Managers, Echo Point with Scenic World

Morning

The Gully

Experience the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Lunch

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains. Located in the heart of Katoomba the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre encompasses the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba Library and Into the Blue, an interactive exhibition that explores the history and natural landscape of the Blue Mountains. Visitors can also enjoy the viewing platform that takes in stunning panoramic vistas of Katoomba and the Jamison Valley. Engage in a special ‘Meet the Managers’ session as those local to the Blue Mountains region give insights into living and working in the World Heritage listed area over a delicious lunch.

Afternoon

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After viewing the Three Sisters closely, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Gentle

Greater Blue Mountains Gentle 1 - Norman Lindsay Gallery, Lilianfels Park, The Gully

Morning

Norman Lindsay Gallery

Once the home of artist and writer Norman Lindsay, this sandstone cottage and landscaped Roman-style gardens and extensive grounds is now a gallery displaying the artist’s impressive practice including watercolours, oils, etchings and ship models. A controversial artist and author in his time, his paintings adorn the walls and his sculptures can be found in the beautiful gardens, including characters from the children’s classic “The Magic Pudding”.

Lunch

Lilianfels Park

Enjoy a picnic lunch at the tranquil green space of Lilianfels Park which offers views of memorial sculptures and a walking track close to Echo Point where you can see the iconic Three Sisters and view over Jamieson Valley

Afternoon

The Gully

Experience the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Greater Blue Mountains Gentle 2 - The Gully, Echo Point with Scenic World, Norman Lindsay Gallery
*Please note this tour is also available in French 

Morning

The Gully

Experience the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Lunch

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking the Three Sisters, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Afternoon

Norman Lindsay Gallery

Once the home of artist and writer Norman Lindsay, this sandstone cottage and landscaped Roman-style gardens and extensive grounds is now a gallery displaying the artist’s impressive practice including watercolours, oils, etchings and ship models. A controversial artist and author in his time, his paintings adorn the walls and his sculptures can be found in the beautiful gardens, including characters from the children’s classic “The Magic Pudding”.

Greater Blue Mountains Gentle 3 - Echo Point with Scenic World, Everglades, The Gully

Morning

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After viewing the Three Sisters closely, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Lunch

Everglades

A spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. The Moderne-style 1930s home is set amongst 5.2 hectares of graceful gardens where you will enjoy lunch. A stroll along formal European-style terraces and winding paths will reveal the many moods of Everglades, from the tranquil Reflection Pool amongst towering trees from all over the world, to the subtle charms of the lookout and contemplative Grotto Pool. You will also enjoy the surprise unveiling of vistas through to Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley.

Afternoon

The Gully

Experience the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Greater Blue Mountains Gentle 4 - Everglades, Echo Point with Scenic World, Cultural Centre Meet the Managers

Morning

Everglades

A spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. The Moderne-style 1930s home is set amongst 5.2 hectares of graceful gardens. A stroll along formal European-style terraces and winding paths will reveal the many moods of Everglades, from the tranquil Reflection Pool amongst towering trees from all over the world, to the subtle charms of the lookout and contemplative Grotto Pool. You will also enjoy the surprise unveiling of vistas through to Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley.

Lunch

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking the Three Sisters, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Afternoon

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains. Located in the heart of Katoomba the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre encompasses the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba Library and Into the Blue, an interactive exhibition that explores the history and natural landscape of the Blue Mountains. Visitors can also enjoy the viewing platform that takes in stunning panoramic vistas of Katoomba and the Jamison Valley. Engage in a special ‘Meet the Managers’ session as those local to the Blue Mountains region give insights into living and working in the World Heritage listed area.

Greater Blue Mountains Gentle 5 - Norman Lindsay Gallery, Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, Echo Point with Scenic World

Morning

Norman Lindsay Gallery

Once the home of artist and writer Norman Lindsay, this sandstone cottage and landscaped Roman-style gardens and extensive grounds is now a gallery displaying the artist’s impressive practice including watercolours, oils, etchings and ship models. A controversial artist and author in his time, his paintings adorn the walls and his sculptures can be found in the beautiful gardens, including characters from the children’s classic “The Magic Pudding”.

Lunch

Wentworth Falls Picnic Area

You’ll feel on top of the world at this picture-perfect spot with world-class views as you stop for a picnic lunch among the banksias and gum trees. Be sure to take in the views from Jamison lookout, opposite the picnic area.

Afternoon

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After viewing the Three Sisters closely, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Greater Blue Mountains Gentle 6 - Woodford Academy, Echo Point with Scenic World, Everglades

Morning

Woodford Academy

The earliest house in the mountains, Woodford Academy has had a distinguished history as a major private school, a Victorian country retreat, a significant inn and a seventy-year association with the McManamey family. Bequested to the National Trust in 1979 by John McManamey’s sole surviving daughter Gertrude, the Woodford Academy is today a museum that offers not only a unique glimpse of colonial life in the Blue Mountains, but also an insight into the current Blue Mountains community.

Lunch

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking the Three Sisters, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Afternoon

Everglades

A spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. The Moderne-style 1930s home is set amongst 5.2 hectares of graceful gardens. A stroll along formal European-style terraces and winding paths will reveal the many moods of Everglades, from the tranquil Reflection Pool amongst towering trees from all over the world, to the subtle charms of the lookout and contemplative Grotto Pool. You will also enjoy the surprise unveiling of vistas through to Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley.

Greater Blue Mountains Gentle 7 - Cultural Centre Meet the Managers, Cahills Lookout, Govetts Leap Lookout including Fairfax Heritage Track

Morning

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains. Located in the heart of Katoomba the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre encompasses the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba Library and Into the Blue, an interactive exhibition that explores the history and natural landscape of the Blue Mountains. Visitors can also enjoy the viewing platform that takes in stunning panoramic vistas of Katoomba and the Jamison Valley. Engage in a special ‘Meet the Managers’ session as those local to the Blue Mountains region give insights into living and working in the World Heritage listed area.

Lunch

Cahills Lookout

It is no wonder that Cahills Lookout was voted one of the best lookouts in the spectacular and World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. With its undeniably spectacular views of wilderness and lush forest, this not-so-popular lookout is the ultimate serenity, being one of very few lookouts that offers views of the Megalong Valley. Views of bush and the Great Divide on the horizon can be seen from here as you enjoy a picnic style lunch.

Afternoon

Govetts Leap Lookout, Fairfax Heritage Track and Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Enjoy overlooking the expansive views of the dramatic cliffs of Govetts Leap, Grose Valley and Jungle Falls, meandering along the Fairfax Heritage walking track to meet at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre. Experience the diverse vegetation and spectacular views found in the Blue Mountains on this short walk. Discover all you need to know about the history that makes Blue Mountains one of Australia’s most famous destinations. Learn about local Aboriginal culture, plants and animals and the fantastic walking tracks around the stunning Grose Valley.

Moderate

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 1 - The Gully, Everglades, Three Sisters Walk

Morning

The Gully

Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora. Gain understanding from elders within the Aboriginal community of the significance this land holds for them today.

Lunch

Everglades

A spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. The Moderne-style 1930s home is set amongst 5.2 hectares of graceful gardens where you will enjoy lunch. A stroll along formal European-style terraces and winding paths will reveal the many moods of Everglades, from the tranquil Reflection Pool amongst towering trees from all over the world, to the subtle charms of the lookout and contemplative Grotto Pool. You will also enjoy the surprise unveiling of vistas through to Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley.

Afternoon

The Three Sisters Walk (1 hour)

The Three Sisters walk treats you to the ever-changing views of the grand Three Sisters, rising nearly a kilometre above sea level. You’ll be surrounded by soaring eucalypt forest, bird calls and fresh mountain air. Keep an eye out for the superb lyrebird and crimson rosellas as you walk the gently sloping path to Oreades lookout. Marvel at the incredible views of the Three Sisters’ weather-eroded sandstone turrets, and the hazy ‘blue’ Jamison Valley stretching to Mount Solitary. Head out further to Lady Game lookout for a closer view of this remarkable rock formation. For the moderately adventurous, a short but very steep set of stairs at the top of the Giant Stairway leads to Honeymoon Bridge, which connects to the first sister.

Track Length: 1km – approx. 1 hour
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Moderate – Gentle hills, well-formed track with no steps on the main track (steep steps leading to the Giant Stairway). This walk can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 2 - Jelly Bean Track, Overcliff-Undercliff Track, Echo Point and Woodford Academy

Morning

Jellybean Track (1 hour)

The stunning walk follows a short track downhill to the serene Jellybean Pool, flanked by sandstone cliffs, taking you into the Glenbrook Gorge, passing mountain spotted gums and grass trees. Keep your eye out for kestrels and other birds of prey as they glide through the air looking for food. Watch for brilliantly coloured rainbow lorikeets or the cheeky gang gang with its distinctive call. If you’re lucky, you might also spot a dazzling blue kingfisher zipping around the water.

Track Length: 1km return – 30 minutes – 1 hour
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Grade 3
Moderate – Gentle hills, formed track with many steps. This walk can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Lunch

Overcliff-Undercliff Track (1 hour)

After a picnic lunch, get ready for an exhilarating walk that’s sure to clear the head and revive the spirit. Revel in the elements leading from Wentworth Falls picnic area along the dramatic cliff edge to picturesque Valley of the Waters. Following this scenic track, you’ll pass through swamp, heath and lush rainforest, with wonderful views across Jamison Valley. Experience the dramatically exposed clifftops and large rock overhangs.

Track Length: 2 – 3km – approx. 1 hour
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Grade 3
Moderate – Flat track, formed track with many steps and some obstacles. This walk can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Afternoon

Echo Point and Woodford Academy

Enjoy the afternoon at Echo Point Lookout, which is perched on the edge of the escarpment, with panoramic views of the Jamison Valley and the iconic Three Sisters. The lookout lets you see the panoramic landscape of mountain ranges, canyons, rock formations, cliffs, and rolling terrains. End your Blue Mountains day by visiting the earliest house in the mountains, Woodford Academy which has a distinguished history as a major private school, a Victorian country retreat, a significant inn and a seventy-year association with the McManamey family. Bequested to the National Trust in 1979 by John McManamey’s sole surviving daughter Gertrude, the Woodford Academy is today a museum that offers not only a unique glimpse of colonial life in the Blue Mountains, but also an insight into the current Blue Mountains community.

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 3 - Echo Point and Three Sisters Walk, Evans Lookout, Everglades

Morning

The Three Sisters Walk (1 hour)

The Three Sisters walk treats you to the ever-changing views of the grand Three Sisters, rising nearly a kilometre above sea level. You’ll be surrounded by soaring eucalypt forest, bird calls and fresh mountain air. Keep an eye out for the superb lyrebird and crimson rosellas as you walk the gently sloping path to Oreades lookout. Marvel at the incredible views of the Three Sisters’ weather-eroded sandstone turrets, and the hazy ‘blue’ Jamison Valley stretching to Mount Solitary. Head out further to Lady Game lookout for a closer view of this remarkable rock formation. For the moderately adventurous, a short but very steep set of stairs at the top of the Giant Stairway leads to Honeymoon Bridge, which connects to the first sister.

Track Length: 1km – approx. 1 hour
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Grade 1
Moderate – Gentle hills, well-formed track with no steps on the main track (steep steps leading to the Giant Stairway). This walk can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Lunch

Evans Lookout

Enjoy a picnic lunch by Evans lookout, offering breathtaking views towards Grose Valley, especially with the sandstone cliff walls glowing orange toward sunset. Take in the clear mountain air as you trace the line of Govetts Creek winding its way through the expansive valley floor or wander over to check out the scenery from Valley View lookout nearby.

Afternoon

Everglades

A spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. The Moderne-style 1930s home is set amongst 5.2 hectares of graceful gardens. A stroll along formal European-style terraces and winding paths will reveal the many moods of Everglades, from the tranquil Reflection Pool amongst towering trees from all over the world, to the subtle charms of the lookout and contemplative Grotto Pool. You will also enjoy the surprise unveiling of vistas through to Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley.

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 4 - Cahills Lookout and Boars Head Lookout, Echo Point Lookout, Overcliff-Undercliff Track

Morning

Cahills Lookout/Boars Head Lookout

It is no wonder that Cahills Lookout was voted one of the best lookouts in the spectacular and World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. With its undeniably spectacular views of wilderness and lush forest, this not-so-popular lookout is the ultimate serenity, being one of very few lookouts that offers views of the Megalong Valley. Views of bush and the Great Divide on the horizon can be seen from here. Not far from this stunning view is the ironstone-fretted formation of Boars Head Rock.

Lunch

Echo Point Lookout

Enjoy a picnic lunch at the iconic Echo Point Lookout, which is perched on the edge of the escarpment, with panoramic views of the Jamison Valley and the iconic Three Sisters. The lookout lets you see the panoramic landscape of mountain ranges, canyons, rock formations, cliffs, and rolling terrains.

Afternoon

Overcliff-Undercliff Track (1 hour)

After a picnic lunch, get ready for an exhilarating walk that’s sure to clear the head and revive the spirit. Revel in the elements leading from Wentworth Falls picnic area along the dramatic cliff edge to picturesque Valley of the Waters. Following this scenic track, you’ll pass through swamp, heath and lush rainforest, with wonderful views across Jamison Valley. Experience the dramatically exposed clifftops and large rock overhangs.

Track Length: 2 – 3km – approx. 1 hour
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Grade 3
Moderate – Flat track, formed track with many steps and some obstacles. This walk can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 5 - Cultural Centre visit, Govetts Leap Lookout including Fairfax Heritage Track, Olympian Lookout

Morning

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains. Located in the heart of Katoomba the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre encompasses the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba Library and Into the Blue, an interactive exhibition that explores the history and natural landscape of the Blue Mountains. Visitors can also enjoy the viewing platform that takes in stunning panoramic vistas of Katoomba and the Jamison Valley.

Lunch

Govetts Leap Lookout, Fairfax Heritage Track and Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Enjoy lunch overlooking the expansive views of the dramatic cliffs of Govetts Leap, Grose Valley and Jungle Falls, meandering along the Fairfax Heritage walking track to meet at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre. Experience the diverse vegetation and spectacular views found in the Blue Mountains on this short walk. Discover all you need to know about the history that makes Blue Mountains one of Australia’s most famous destinations. Learn about local Aboriginal culture, plants and animals and the fantastic walking tracks around the stunning Grose Valley.

Afternoon

Olympian Lookout (20 minutes)

See the stunning views on the edge of the Olympian Lookout across the Jamison Valley and out to Mount Solitary. Take a look at the Three Sisters from a different vantage point. You’ll be able to see Narrow Neck and Sublime Point from this incredible lookout. 

Track Length: approx. 400m – approx. 20 minutes
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes
Difficulty: Grade 3
Moderate – Many steps and some obstacles. This short walk can be conquered by anyone with a general level of fitness.

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 6 - Echo Point with Scenic World, Olympian Lookout, Cahills Lookout and Boars Head Lookout

Morning

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After seeing the Three Sisters up close, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Lunch

Olympian Lookout (20 minutes)

After a picnic lunch, see the stunning views on the edge of the Olympian Lookout across the Jamison Valley and out to Mount Solitary. Take a look at the Three Sisters from a different vantage point. You’ll be able to see Narrow Neck and Sublime Point from this incredible lookout. 

Track Length: approx. 400m – approx. 20 minutes
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes
Difficulty: Grade 2
Moderate – Many steps and some obstacles. This short walk can be conquered by anyone with a general level of fitness.

Afternoon

Cahills Lookout/Boars Head Lookout

It is no wonder that Cahills Lookout was voted one of the best lookouts in the spectacular and World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. With its undeniably spectacular views of wilderness and lush forest, this not-so-popular lookout is the ultimate serenity, being one of very few lookouts that offers views of the Megalong Valley. Views of bush and the Great Divide on the horizon can be seen from here. Not far from this stunning view is the ironstone-fretted formation of Boars Head Rock.

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 7 - Echo Point with Scenic World, The Gully, Lyrebird Dell Walking Track
*Please note this a Spanish speaking tour

Morning

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After seeing the Three Sisters up close, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Lunch

The Gully

Enjoy lunch at the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Afternoon

Lyrebird Dell Walking Track (1.5 hours)

For a short walk that’s bound to recharge the batteries and revive the spirit, delightful Lyrebird Dell walking track leads through spectacular gorge country to a unique cave site of Aboriginal significance.

You’ll descend a steep set of stairs into Gordon Creek, passing through a small fern filled canyon, dotted with hanging swamps, before you arrive at Pool of Siloam. Follow this enchanting walk as it winds slowly up the creek to Lyrebird Dell, where you’ll discover a large sandstone cave that has a long association with the traditional Aboriginal landowners of the area.

Track Length: 1.7 km – 1.5 hours
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Grade 3
Moderate – Flat formed walking track with many steps. This short walk can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Greater Blue Mountains Moderate 8 - Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Leura Cascades Picnic Area, The Gully

Morning

Prince Henry Cliff Walk (1 hour) (Gordon Falls to Leura Cascades)

Scenic valley views and Australian flora abound on Prince Henry Cliff walk Gordon Falls and Leura Cascades – following the cliff edge for spectacularly intimate natural experience, this moderate walking track boasts some of the best views in NSW.

Passing several unique hanging swamps, take a look at the variety of sedges, rushes and grasses. Plenty of lookouts offering magnificent views of Jamison Valley, this track is a visual delight at any time of year.

Track Length: 3km – approx. 1 hours
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars
Difficulty: Moderate – While it does have some gentle hills and many steps, the formed track can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Lunch

Leura Cascades Picnic Area

After the exhilarating Leura Casades Circuit, enjoy a picnic lunch and reviving break at the Leura Cascades Picnic Area. Lie back in the shade and be serenaded by the gentle tinkering of the nearby waterfalls and local birdlife. You might hear the distinct call of the bell miner or the mimicking song of the lyrebird here.

Afternoon

The Gully

Experience the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Active

Greater Blue Mountains Active 1 - Grand Canyon, The Gully, Echo Point with Scenic World
*Please note this tour is strenuous. This tour is also available in French.

Morning

Grand Canyon (3 hours)

The Grand Canyon Walk will leave you in awe as you are met with a series of waterfalls, creeks-crossings and spectacular views along the adventurous rainforest track, leaving you in awe of its natural beauty. Arresting sandstone walls and abundant native plants line the historic loop track, which walkers have trodden since 1907. Although a challenging walk, you don’t need specialist hiking equipment with walkers only needing comfortable walking shoes to get out there and explore.

Track Length: 6km – approx. 3 hours
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Strenuous – While it does have some very steep sections and many steps, the track can be conquered by anyone with a moderate/high level of fitness.

Lunch

The Gully

Enjoy lunch at the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Afternoon

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After seeing the Three Sisters up close, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Greater Blue Mountains Active 2 - Govetts Leap, The Gully, Gordon Falls Lookout

Morning

Govetts Leap and Evans Cliff Top Walk (3 hours)

Govetts Leap and Evans Lookout offers some of the most breath-taking scenic views in all the Blue Mountains. Setting out on the Cliff Top walking track, you’ll be treated to incredible views over the iconic Grose Valley which is surrounded by huge, vertical sandstone cliffs and waterfalls. Passing through dense heathland, you will be spoiled with stunning Australia flora, with plenty of lookouts on the way – make sure you bring your binoculars to catch a glimpse of yellow-tailed black cockatoos and king parrots.

Track Length: 6km – approx. 3 hours
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars
Difficulty: Moderate – While it does have some short steep sections and many steps, the formed track can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Lunch

The Gully

Enjoy lunch at the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora.

Afternoon

Gordon Falls Lookout

Gordon Falls lookout offers sweeping views into the National Park, a relaxing picnic area and excellent birdwatching. From the Gordon Falls lookout, the waterfall plunges over a 200m drop. Gaze across to the impressive views of Mount Solitary and Kings Tableland. While taking in the magnificent panorama, look to the skies for peregrine falcons, circling high on valley thermals. Closer to ground, lyrebirds are often seen foraging in the forest litter.

Difficulty: Medium accessibility

Greater Blue Mountains Active 3 - Wentworth Pass, Echo Point with Scenic World, Evans Lookout

Morning

Wentworth Pass Walk (4 hours)

This challenging walking track, from Wentworth Falls picnic area, explores the magical, upper section of Valley of the Waters in Jamison Valley. Wentworth Pass takes in scenic waterfalls and valley views as well as magnificent forests and dense rainforest. You will see breathtaking views of mount Solitary as you make your way from Wentworth Falls Lookout. From here you can wander down to the top of Wentworth Falls, with the pool beneath Wentworth Falls being a perfect spot to relax and revel in the cool air. Taking Slack stairs you’ll plunge deep into the Valley of Waters, where you’ll notice the eucalypts and angophoras give way to lush fern trees and moss-covered rocks. The track leads to Empress lookout with exceptional views. Everywhere you look there’s water; from the gentle splashing of creeks to the dull roar of cascading waterfalls.

Track Length: 5km – approx. 4.5 hours
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Difficulty: Challenging – This track is challenging with very steep gradients, a rough track in some points with obstacles and many steps – recommended for experienced bushwalkers.

Lunch

Echo Point & Scenic World

Famous for its stunning views of the Jamison Valley, Echo Point lets you see the iconic sandstone peaks of the Three Sisters formation, formed thousands of years ago through erosion. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. After enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking the Three Sisters, you will gaze across breathtaking views of the wider World Heritage-listed region including Katoomba Falls from Scenic World. With its own stunning natural beauty, Scenic World provides great adventures including a journey on the world’s steepest incline railway, a glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, and a descent into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway.

Afternoon

Evans Lookout

Evans lookout offers breathtaking views towards Grose Valley, especially with the sandstone cliff walls glowing orange toward sunset. Take in the clear mountain air as you trace the line of Govetts Creek winding its way through the expansive valley floor or wander over to check out the scenery from Valley View lookout nearby.

Greater Blue Mountains Active 4 - Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Gordon Falls, The Gully

Morning

Prince Henry Cliff Walk (3 hours) (Echo point to Gordon Falls)

Scenic valley views and Australian flora abound on Prince Henry Cliff walk between Echo Point and Gordon Falls, seeing the iconic Three Sisters at Echo Point. Following the cliff edge for spectacularly intimate natural experience, this moderate walking track boasts some of the best views in NSW.

Passing several unique hanging swamps, take a look at the variety of sedges, rushes and grasses. Blooming in Summer, you may see the beautiful yellow and gold flowers of Christmas bells. With plenty of lookouts offering magnificent views of Jamison Valley and three waterfalls, this track is a visual delight at any time of year.

Track Length: 7km – approx. 3 hours
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars
Difficulty: Moderate – While it does have some gentle hills and many steps, the formed track can be conquered by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Lunch

Gordon Falls

Gordon Falls lookout offers sweeping views into the National Park, a relaxing picnic area and excellent birdwatching. From the Gordon Falls lookout, the waterfall plunges over a 200m drop. Gaze across to the impressive views of Mount Solitary and Kings Tableland.

Afternoon

The Gully

Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural landscape that holds great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous people in the Blue Mountains Region; the traditional owners of the Gully being the Gundungurra and Darug peoples. After being displaced from their traditional land in the 1950’s, The Gully was once again become a significant location as Aboriginal people reoccupied their traditional lands. The Gully forms the headwaters of the Katoomba Falls Creek and is an incredible land full of Australian fauna and flora. Gain understanding from elders within the Aboriginal community of the significance this land holds for them today.