8:00AM to 5:00PM
(9 hours)
  • Bushwalking - on track
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  • 8 people*
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Trip Code: BMIT

Welcome to our ongoing series of monthly walks in the Blue Mountains. The intention of these walks is to provide an opportunity to perhaps take your first steps into trekking, shake the dust off your existing gear, test out new gear or as a training walk for an upcoming trip with one of the World Expeditions Travel Group companies.

The walks take place on a Saturday, once a month, and on each occasion, we will explore a different trail/s in the Blue Mountains.

Once you have booked online you will be advised of the meet location and start time. We encourage you to meet at the notified location however we can also offer transport from/to our Blue Mountains Adventure Company office in Katoomba. A briefing and the necessary housekeeping such as completion of waivers will be conducted at the meet location before we begin our journey.

You will be led by qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable Blue Mountains Adventure Company guides.

Included in the day’s activity is a hearty lunch selected from our seasonal menu. When you book online, you will be prompted to make your selection.

Come and join us, meet the team – and explore the spectacular Blue Mountains on one of these upcoming walks:

JAMISON VALLEY CLIFFTOP WALK (Approx 14km): Breaking slightly from our ‘trails less travelled’ intent, on this occasion we will commence our explorations on the popular clifftop walks near Katoomba. The full-days walk will eventually take us away from the heavily visited trails near the Three Sisters on to the lesser-travelled trails through Leura to Wentworth Falls. The walk will spoil us with abundant views of the Jamison Valley. Whilst we spend most of our time high above the Valley, we will also pass through a few special lush, forested pockets where a cool off in the creeks will welcome us if the day is a hot one. There will also be a few occasions of walking the tree-lined back streets of Leura. (Grade: MODERATE)

GROSE VALLEY AND THE BLUE GUM FOREST (Approx 9km): This walk is shorter in terms of distance covered compared to our other monthly walks however it is the most challenging. We will be crossing the Grose Valley wilderness from west to east and as you’d expect this will require a sizable descent into the Blue Gum Forest, and a shorter sharper ascent out on the other side. The descent into the Grose Valley will be via Perry’s Lookdown which involves many steps so be prepared. This route has been recently reconstructed after the damage caused by the 2019/2020 bushfires. After exploring the Blue Gum Forest and crossing the Grose River, we’ll climb out of the Grose Valley up to the one of the best vantage points of the Valley, Lockley Pylon. We’ll be taking our time so the walk should be suitable to any active participant with good mobility. The group size will also be limited to 10 participants. (Grade: CHALLENGING)

WATERFALLS OF LAWSON (Approx. 14km): We return to the often-neglected mid-Mountains for this delightful exploration of the many waterfalls that surround the town once known as simply ‘Blue Mountain’. We will visit Adelina Falls, Federal Falls, Cataract Falls and Junction Falls to the south of Lawson; and Dantes Glen, St Michaels Falls, Fairy Falls and Frederica Falls on the Empires Pass Track to the north. This walk will be a loop with no transfers necessary. The meeting location will be situated close to Lawson Railway Station. (Grade: INTRODUCTORY)

RUINED CASTLE AND FEDERAL PASS (Approx 18km): This is the longest of our walks in this series so you will need to be prepared for the longer day and increased distance. It is a classic Blue Mountains walk. We will enjoy a beautiful descent into the Jamison Valley via Fern Bower to Leura Forest. From here we will connect with Dardanelles Pass then on to Federal Pass beneath the iconic Three Sisters. Once on Federal Pass we will make our way to the aptly named ‘Ruined Castle’ - one of the best vantage points in the Jamison Valley providing 360-degree views. The climb up to the top of the Ruined Castle is optional as is the fast track out of the valley via the Scenic Railway should you wish to shorten your walk at the end (NOTE: use of the Railway is at your own cost on the day). (Grade: MODERATE to CHALLENGING)

GRAND CANYON WALK AND THE CLIFFTOP TRACK (Approx. 10km): The Grand Canyon Walk is the best-known walk in the Blue Mountains. On its own it is a half-day walk however we have combined the nearby Clifftop Track to create a 10-kilometre loop. The Grand Canyon offers the chance to enjoy some of the tiny fraction of cool temperate rainforest remaining in the Blue Mountains. The Clifftop Track offers vast views across the iconic Grose Valley with its towering escarpments and a seemingly endless sea of greenery. If this is your first foray into walking in the Blue Mountains, then this is a great walk to start! (Grade: MODERATE)


  • Professional, passionate and knowledgeable guides
  • A hearty gourmet lunch
  • National Parks fees
  • All activity related safety equipment
  • Transfer from our office in Katoomba to the trail (on request)
  • And if time and conditions allow, our guides will brew a cuppa to accompany your lunch

  • Transfers to/from Blue Mountains
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel and personal injury insurance

Am I suitable for this adventure?


We believe our walking adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible. Our walks are graded according to their technical difficulty, distance, remoteness, and level of fitness required. For these walks, participants require a good level of fitness and must be willing and able to walk over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. In order to complete these walks you should ideally undertake regular exercise two or three times a week. Participants will get the most out of their walk if they feel comfortable walking up and down stairs and on uneven ground.

Departure dates


Jamison Valley Clifftop Walk (Moderate)
Grose Valley and the Blue Gum Forest (Challenging)
Ruined Castle and Federal Pass (Moderate to Challenging)
Grand Canyon and The Clifftop Track (Moderate)

Guaranteed to go adventures

If you're looking to travel on a specific date visit our confirmed adventures page to find trips confirmed to operate on your desired departure date.

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Why travel with us

100% Satisfaction

On our adventures you’ll notice that we work hard to go above and beyond to deliver a service that exceeds your expectations. If part of your adventure doesn’t meet your expectations and you are not 100% satisfied with your experience let us know and we will fix it for you. And if you aren’t completely satisfied by our response, we will refund that part of your adventure. (Conditions Apply).

High Quality Services

Passionate, highly qualified and experienced guides; gourmet lunches prepared by Altitude Deli in Blackheath; quality equipment in good condition that are regularly inspected and exceed industry standards – with us you can expect a high quality Blue Mountains adventure.

Our Safety Record

We don’t cut corners on safety. Over and above our well-stocked and maintained first aid kits, we also carry extra safety gear such as bivvy bags and emergency sleeping bags; and our roping practices are designed to ensure the best outcome should a rescue or assist be required. You can be confident our guides are working hard to keep you safe.

No Hidden Extras

Our adventures are all inclusive. All adventures include licenses, equipment, professional guides and everything else you need for an action packed adventure. All you have to bring is suitable clothing, comfortable enclosed footwear, a water bottle and a camera to capture the day. And if you don’t have any of the necessary clothing we’ll happily provide you with the basics at no additional cost.

Diverse Range of Adventures

We offer more adventure locations in the Blue Mountains than anyone else. The canyons and climbs of the Blue Mountains are many and varied. Ever heard of Du Faurs Creek? Want to know what’s involved in Dalpura? Do the names ‘Bunny Buckets’ or ‘Dirty Rotten Pig’ sound weird, but you’re still intrigued? Keen to explore Dargan’s, Birrabang, or Breakfast Creek? If you are looking for something specific - just ask!

We respectfully acknowledge the Darug, Darkinjung, Dharawal, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, and Wiradjuri language groups as the traditional custodians of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and thank them for sharing this beautiful land with us.

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