Blue Mountains – Hike the World Heritage Diamond Private Charter
Blue Mountains World Heritage Tour
Tour itinerary and highlights:
- Calmsley Hill Farm & Morning Tea
- Complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains
- A self-guided 2-hour hike to explore the remote regions with stunning views
- Picnic Lunch Pack
- Visit to Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens
The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.
7.30AM Depart from the hotel with AEA Luxury Tours. Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill, a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.
From Calmsley Hill we continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.
Continuing, we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can’t help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.
Travelling around the mountains, we arrive at Evans Lookout where you will be issued your lunch pack and instructions on the hiking track. This is without doubt one of the most scenic hikes available in the mountains taking you across a number of valleys and ridges as you hike from Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap all the while looking out across Australia’s Grand Canyon, The Grose Valley. Once you clap your eyes on the view from many points along this track, you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia.. Suitable for active people with a reasonable level of fitness.
Our last stop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens where there’s time for a short inspection of the flora including the ancient Wollemi Pine (Wollemia Nobilis).
From here we commence our return to Sydney to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4.30 – 5.00pm.
About the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
The awe-inspiring realm of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is an enchanting destination that beckons to the adventurous and those with a longing for nature’s grandeur. The region invites you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of this extraordinary landscape, where the echoes of history, legends, and untamed beauty intertwine.
The Blue Mountains have a long, fascinating history and have a timeless charm. Aboriginal groups lived in this sacred place for a very long time before European settlers arrived, and they revered its jagged cliffs, verdant valleys, and clear waterways. The rustling eucalyptus leaves carry ancient tales and legends that each speak of the close spiritual bond between the land and its original inhabitants.
You’ll be enthralled by tales of daring explorers who risked the challenging terrain in quest of new vistas as you explore this magnificent environment. Every move reveals a new part of the region’s fascinating history, from the fabled Blue Mountains passage by Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson, and William Charles Wentworth in 1813 to the early European settlers who made a new life for themselves among the towering gum trees.
About Evans Lookout
Prepare to have your senses awakened as you venture to the breathtaking Evans Lookout, a hidden gem nestled within the heart of New South Wales. Evans Lookout is a gateway to a world of hidden treasures. As you explore its rugged trails and winding pathways, prepare to be captivated by the intimate details that nature has sculpted over time.
Discover secluded waterfalls cascading into crystal-clear pools, their gentle murmurs providing a soothing soundtrack to your journey. Marvel at the vibrant hues of native wildflowers, which paint the landscape with bursts of colour, creating a vibrant tapestry against the backdrop of ancient sandstone cliffs.
But the true magic of Evans Lookout lies in its ability to transport you to a realm of pure serenity and connection. Lose yourself in the symphony of sounds—the gentle rustle of leaves, the melodious songs of native birds, and the distant whispers of cascading waterfalls. Feel the cool breeze on your skin, carrying with it the scents of eucalyptus and earth, invigorating your senses and rejuvenating your spirit.
Evans Lookout is revered as one of the best destinations in the area for a reason. It offers an escape from the everyday, a chance to reconnect with nature and immerse yourself in its untamed beauty. Here, time seems to stand still as you witness the ever-changing play of light and shadow on the landscape, transforming the scenery into a living, breathing masterpiece.
About the Grose Valley
Grose Valley is a place where time stands still, and nature’s grandeur reigns supreme. The Grose Valley is more than just a location; it is a dynamic illustration of the complex history of Australia. This valley has seen the ebb and flow of human existence from the time of its early Aboriginal guardians until the arrival of European settlers. You can feel the weight of its illustrious past as you walk along its steep escarpments and lush landscapes, which conceal the mysteries of a bygone era.
Within the depths of the Grose Valley lie tales of mythical creatures, hidden treasures, and untold wonders. Legends speak of bushrangers who sought refuge among its rugged cliffs, leaving behind a legacy of intrigue and adventure. Immerse yourself in the magical stories that have been passed down through generations, and let your imagination run wild as you envision the mystical beings said to roam these ancient lands.
But it is not just the legends that make the Grose Valley a celebrated destination. Its natural beauty is unrivalled, capturing the hearts of all who lay eyes upon it. The valley is a sanctuary of breathtaking vistas and ethereal landscapes, where cascading waterfalls plunge into emerald-green pools, and mist dances upon the surface. The sheer scale of the valley’s sandstone walls and the vastness of its expanse evoke a sense of awe and reverence, as if you are standing on the edge of a timeless realm.
Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off, private charter touring as per itinerary, Calmsley Hill Admission & morning tea refreshments, national park fees, Picnic Lunch, Glass of Sparkling Wine & Mt Tomah visit.
Exclusions: beverages with lunch.
Departures: Daily from Sydney City Hotels. Recommended pick up at 7:30am and return to hotels at approximately 4:30pm.
Itinerary may change slightly depending on weather conditions
Why Choose AEA Luxury Tours ?
With 30 Years of Experience, AEA Luxury Tours (Australian Eco Adventures Pty Ltd) has been providing complete luxury small group and private touring packages including Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and beyond to other regions in New South Wales and beyond right across this huge continental island.
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