Blue Mountains Adventure & Hike Tour
Barefoot Downunder’s Blue Mountains Tour takes you into the heart of the Blue Mountains for a big day of hiking and exploring! Escape the city and see kangaroos in the wild, hike into a Jurassic rainforest and walk along the Valley of the Waters – National Pass trail and pass epic lookouts with amazing views seeing up to 14 waterfalls, including Empress Falls and Wentworth Falls. Spot native wildlife and hear the fun interesting facts of the local area from your passionate guide, take a selfie with the ‘Three Sisters’ and snap a photo of the coolest street art walk in Katoomba, then take in views at one of the ultimate lookouts and enjoy a free drink back in Sydney!
Our adventure tours from Sydney are led by our fun, experienced and passionate Aussie guides (and the owner too!) who all love to share their local knowledge as well as having a laugh and telling a few jokes along the way. Our groups are smaller so we can show you places off-the-beaten-track where not many tours visit making it a more personalised day out for our guests.
If you are looking for a true Australian experience exploring the Blue Mountains and love the outdoors and hiking, then this adventure tour is for you!
Our Blue Mountains Day Tour picks up from 5 locations across Sydney before making the journey up to the mountains, forget the crowded zoo’s and small cages as we’ll show you kangaroos in the wild! Then get ready for an epic 2.5+ hour guided return hike down in Wentworth Falls along the National Pass trail and the Valley of the Waters. Explore and see up to 14 different waterfalls, take in amazing views of the Jamison Valley, see the dramatic cliffs and scenery and spot native wildlife, birds, and local fauna. The hike back up includes a 15 min section with a set of vertical stairs and steep steps so we ask everyone to have at least a medium level of fitness. (The effort is all well and worth it!) During the hot months bring your swimmers to cool off and swim under one of the waterfalls if you like.
After the hike jump back on the bus as we take you to a small village town in the Blue Mountains called Leura where you can relax for lunch. We like to support the local community and there are plenty of great restaurants or cafe’s for you to choose from. They offer everything from a kangaroo burger, to fish and chips, Vegan cafe and also vegetarian meal options at many of the restaurants or you can bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy at the nearby park. Your choice!
After lunch snap a selfie with the famous Three Sisters rock formation and hear the dreamtime stories from your guide. Then keep your camera handy as we do a quick stop at one of the coolest street art walks in Katoomba where you can see the local artists murals and graffiti.
Saving the best for last we visit our final lookout where you can sit on the edge of the world and take in the ultimate views of the Blue Mountains! After a jam packed day of fun and adventure, jump back in the bus to relax as we pump some great tunes for the bus ride back to Sydney.
Our Blue Mountains day trip provides one drop off at the end of the day just near Central Train Station, you can leave from here or hang out with your new mates over a cold FREE beverage at a local travellers bar just outside of the drop off point. What better way to finish the day than with new mates, a free bevvy and a few laughs!
|DURATION||Full Day Trip – 10+ Hours|
|WEAR||Hiking shoes or trainers, comfortable clothing, dress for the weather|
|BRING||Bottle of water, sunscreen, camera, money for lunch, a sense of fun and adventure!|
|Destination||Blue Mountains National Park, NSW Australia|
|Age||Suited to ages 18-49 yrs|
|Groupsize||Up to 20|
Our Blue Mountains tour has 5 different pick-up locations around Sydney and the beaches, we only go to each location if a guest has booked in
1. Coogee Beach 6:30am
Coogee Bay Hotel – 212-230 Arden Street, Coogee
(Corner of Coogee Bay Road and Arden Street)
2. Bondi Beach 6:45am
Ravesi’s Hotel – 118 Campbell Parade, Bondi
(Corner of Hall Street and Campbell Parade)
3. Kings Cross 7:00am
Bus Stop at El Alamein Memorial Fountain (the Dandelion Fountain) Macleay St, Kings Cross
4. Circular Quay 7:15am
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel – 30 Pitt Street, Sydney
5. Sydney Central YHA Hostel 7:30am
11 Rawson Place, Haymarket
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to pick-up time and wait outside of your location
1 Drop off at the end of the day, returns back to the city around 5:30pm near Central Train Station
One of Australia’s own World Heritage Sites, the Greater Blue Mountains area features a dynamic landscape of vast gorges, sandstone plateaus, fertile rivers and lakes, and huge cliffs diving headfirst into unexplored valleys.
The Blue Mountains are also home to rare and endangered wildlife, many of which rely on the extraordinary diversity of the area’s eucalypt species. These same trees are also responsible for the region’s name, as the landscape’s blueish hue results from the oils released by eucalypts in warm weather.
Just 60–90 minutes northwest of Sydney, the Greater Blue Mountains Area is a popular travel spot among outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Hiking trails, abseiling, and magnificent lookouts are just a few of the things drawing more visitors to the Blue Mountains every year.