Australia: Sydney to The Blue Mountains

Starts: Sydney, Australia
Finishes: Leura, Australia

Visit: Sydney, Blackheath, Sydney, Leura

Tour Type: Private Journey

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Hiking,Walking Tour


Australia's Blue Mountains National Park, the cherished UNESCO World Heritage site in Sydney's backyard, provides one of the worlds most magnificent backdrops for walking. With such sweeping beauty soaring tablelands of sandstone brimming with rock formations, infinite blankets of blue-green eucalypt and gum forests, torrents of waterfalls plunging down massive cliff sits little wonder that local Aussies come here for a walkabout. Go on your own walkabout during this Self-Guided Walking tour, using the charming outpost villages of Blackheath, Katoomba, and Leura as your bases, hiking as much or as little as you would like.

Our routes cut deep into Grose River Valley and Valley of the Waters, helping you retrace the paths of Australia's early explorers, traversing steep hills and thrilling cliff sides with help from occasional man made ladders, stairs, and bridges. The Giant Stairway descends past the Three Sisters, an iconic trio of rock formations. Countless waterfalls shower multi-hued cliffs bearded in green. There is awe-inspiring wonder at every turn in this corner of Oz. And there is breathtaking luxury at the close of your days, with deluxe accommodations at two sumptuous lodgings and an upscale Bed & Breakfast, made all the more comforting by Aussie home cooking one night and fine dining on two others.


    • Ride the worlds steepest incline railway into the Jamison Valley, where youll explore eucalypt forests, keeping an eye out for lyrebirds and 100-year-old mining relics.
    • Explore the Valley of the Waters, wending your way past plunging cascades and through grottoes, even following a mid-cliff path carved into the sheer rock face.
    • Stay in a five-star resort and spa in a luxurious country estate, perched beside a dramatic overlook that offers sweeping vistas of Jamison Valley.
    • Savor a multi-course dinner in a country lodge whose garden supplies the fruits and vegetables used in their kitchen.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 157125
Tour Type: Private Journey
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Local (Public)##Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Independent (Self-Guided)

Starts: Sydney, Australia
Finishes: Leura, Australia
Duration: 6 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • Breakfast daily, four packed lunches (days 2, 3, 4, and 5), and three dinners (days 1, 3, and 5); beverages not included
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Local transfers as noted in the itinerary
  • Orientation phone call with a Country Walkers representative
  • Luggage transfers between the hotels
  • Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps
  • 24-hour tour-related support provided by Country Walkers’ local partner
  • 24-hour travel-related support provided by One Call International Emergency Hotline and Travel Assistance
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the Country Walkers staff



Price person (sharing double) $3,148 ($525/day)

Note: Minimum 2 participants required (A solo traveler supplement is applicable for a solo traveler. If your party size is 4 or more, you may eligible for a group discount - please ask us for details)


$350 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Australia Sydney, Blackheath, Jamison Valley, Katoomba, Leura
Hiking,Walking Tour


Tour Operator

Country Walkers

For over 37 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Waterbury, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking, Self-Guided Walking, and Private Adventures. All of our walking trips highlight superb cuisine, fine, authentic accommodations and immersive cultural and natural experiences.

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