Hikes & Walks in Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is the range of mountains in west of Sydney in New South Wales (NSW). It is well known for its steep cliffs, waterfalls, forests and its bush-walking trails. Katoomba, which is the major town in Blue Mountains, is accessible by public transport.

Public Transport

There are frequent trains that run between Sydney CBD (Central train station) and Blue Mountains. Katoomba is the main train station of Blue Mountains. But hikes/walks can start from different towns within the Blue Mountains. More and updated information on the public transport in NSW can be found on NSW Transport website.

Opal Card is the card used to travel on any public transport. And they can be bought and topped up at any train station or news agency or 7/11 stores or online. More information on where all Opal card can be used is found on the Opal website.

Grand Canyon via Evans lookout

“The” most spectacular and popular walk in the Blue Mountains is the Grand Canyon walk. The walk offers dramatic canyons, cliffs and waterfalls. Logistics: Starting & finishing point: Blackheath train station Total distance: 15 kilometres Grade: Moderate Public transport: There are frequent trains between Sydney central and Blackheath   Advertisements


Ruined Castle

One of my favourite walks in Blue Mountains is to the Ruined Castle. After planning numerous times, one fine day I made it to the Ruined Castle. The views from the top is surely worth it. Unfortunately, I could not complete the last leg of the climb because of the difficulty. Logistics: Distance: 16.3 kilometers Grade: Very …

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Castle Head Walk

Another spectacular walk in Blue Mountains is the Castle Head Walk. The walk provides the actual bush walking experience and has mind boggling views of the mountains. It’s definitely one of the hikes to add while considering hiking in the blue mountains. Logistics: Starting point: Scenic World bus stop Distance: 15 kilometers return Grade: Easy …

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The Six Foot Track – Complete guide!

Last weekend, my friend and I completed the Six Foot Track (#6fttrack) and I am still hungover by the excitement. The Six Foot Track is a 3 days challenging hike in the Blue mountains between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. It is a total of 44.8 kilometres. And we did the hike in 29 hours 20 …

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Hanging Rock & Baltzer Lookout

The Hanging Rock is a huge sandstone that is overhanging from the main cliff. It is over 100 meters high. It is one of the most pictured rocks in the Blue mountains. The rock has been featured in many calendars and hiking photographs. It has also been featured in the movie “The Edge”. The walk to the …

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Valley of the Waters walk

One of the must do walks in the Blue mountains is the Valley of the Waters. The walk is into the canyon and passes through the various waterfalls. It provides an astonishing views of the Blue mountains and the waterfalls along the way. The walk is quite challenging with the path being slippery. Even though …

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