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Be more than just a traveller. Hike the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Immerse yourself in the local flora and fauna. Explore epic waterfalls, scenic lookouts, and massive rock overhangs. Learn about the amazing history and geology of the Blue Mountains, and trek down into the valley where few other tourists get to go. This 13 kilometre hike in the Blue Mountains National Park is a tour with a difference. All the money raised goes to helping the Indigenous Literacy Foundation with their commitment to improve literacy among Indigenous children in Australia.

For this experience, we will meet at Central Station in Sydney and then journey by the scenic local train to the Blue Mountains (approximately 2 hours). We will then hike for 4-6 hours, starting with the historic path that Charles Darwin famously visited in 1836. You can set the pace. Arriving at Wentworth Falls, we will get our first glimpses of the Blue Mountains themselves, and look out over the ledge at the waterfalls below, with the famous blueness of the mountains in the distance. There will be plenty of chances for photos. From there, we will then descend the tallest outdoor staircase in Australia into the Jamison valley. We will have lunch in the valley of the mountains, surrounded by waterfalls. Hiking back up, there is often the opportunity to reward yourself with an ice cream at Conservation Hut, before we trek back through the historic neighbourhood of Wentworth Falls to the train station.
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Wentworth Falls
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Overview

Experience Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while supporting literacy among Australia’s Aboriginal youth. Explore the Australian bush with a small group on a train journey from Sydney, and a four-six-hour hike.Trek through Wentworth Falls, down the tallest outdoor staircase in Australia, and into the Jamison valley. Stop for lunch surrounded by waterfalls and treat yourself to something cold at the conservation hut. All proceeds support Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Highlights
  • Hike the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park

  • See waterfalls, scenic lookouts, huge rock overhangs, and identify local flora

  • Walk down the largest outdoor staircase in Australia, and look out for native wildlife

  • Central meeting point, and scenic, round-trip train journey from Central Station

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Reviewed 17 July 2018
Great hike and scenery

I had a great experience with Emu Trekkers for the day hike, the scenery was beautiful and our guides, Brooke and Anna were friendly and well-organized and shared with us interesting nature sights such as different types of birds found in the Blue Mountains. We...More

Thank ielnix
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Perfect day in the mountains

The lovely Bonnie & Anna made sure everyone had a great time and paced things perfectly. Informative and so enjoyable for the overseas visitors on the tour but also for us as locals familiar with the mountains. A fun thing to do and great to...More

1  Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 12 June 2018
A great day out!

Our trek,led by an informative and outgoing guide,Shannon, was a wonderful experience.We enjoyed learning about the history of the area as we hiked, and we were inspired by the other members of the group,who were visiting from various parts of the world. These treks provide...More

Thank Krys M
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Great hike, fun day

I was traveling from the US and joined this group in Sydney for a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Everything was really well-organized, and the leaders were great. Loved the hike. Definitely recommend!

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
Great places to visit for a good cause

I would highly recommend this hike for several reasons: the walk is very pleasant, the sceneries are amazing, the guides are enthusiastic, careful and prepared (they tell about the aboriginal tribes who used to live in the places we visited), the organisation of the trip...More

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