Blue Mountains Bushwalks
Here you will find information on some of the best walks that are accessible from Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Blackheath. Downloadable track notes for each of the walks on this site are courtesy of Wildwalks.com, an online bushwalking guidebook that has made available printable maps for each of the walks. There are hundreds of walks on the Wildwalks.com site. Here though is a selection of some of the best.
The bush walks into and around Wentworth Falls are spectacular. The walk to the base of the falls is a lot of fun and if it there has been some good rainfall you will see that it was well worth the effort when you arrive at the base of the waterfall. Google also recently walked along the National Pass and you can watch the experience captured with Google Street View Trekker by clicking here.
For the well dressed man or woman wanting to do a bushwalk and not wanting to dirty his or her shoes, the Scenic Railway in Katoomba offers an easy journey into the rain forest. Here you will be able to ride the recently installed Swiss train so you can experience nature in luxury.
Medlow Bath holds some hidden bushwalking gems. The original owner of the Hydro Majestic, Mr Mark Foy, had some extraordinary tracks built to access both the Grose Valley and the Megalong Valley. These tracks are still open today yet are hard to find. The tracks are not maintained by the National Parks and can be a little bit slippery. Please take care.
Blackheath holds the title of owning the best Blue Mountain views at Govetts Leap or Evans Lookout. From here, if you are fit, there are some spectacular bush walks that will take you down into the Grose Valley. This is where you can experience the awe of the Blue Gum forest. Otherwise, an alternative is to do the Grand Canyon walk, one of the best Blue Mountains bush walks, as it drops down only half the distance of the Grose Valley and takes you into a paradise.
When going out for a bushwalk be prepared. If you are going for a walk in the cooler months make sure that you have warm clothing. The climate can change very quickly. In the summer you should take some water. If you intend to go on a long hike in unfamiliar territory you should check in with Katoomba police and take one of the freely available electronic safety beacons. The police station is located at 217 Katoomba St, Katoomba. Ph: 4782 8199.
Before you set out please check the Blue Mountains National Park alert page .
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