Blue Mountains Hike World Heritage
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
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.
7.00- 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 Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. 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 point 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. The Hike Concludes at Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfalls drop a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff and the lookout provides sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness.
(Suitable for active people with a reasonable level of fitness)
If necessary, and alternative and similar track may be used due to weather, road closures or any other reason outside of the operators control.
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.
Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off, small group touring as per itinerary, Calmsley Hill Admission & morning tea refreshments, national park fees, Picnic Lunch & Bottled water, Glass of Sparkling Wine & Blue Mountains Botanic Garden visit.
Departures: Daily from Sydney City Hotels from 7:00am and returns to hotels at approximately 4:30-5:00pm. Tour runs with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 14.
Itinerary may change slightly depending on weather conditions
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About the 3 Sisters
Behold the majestic wonder of the Three Sisters, a breathtaking rock formation that stands as an icon of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. Carved by time and nature’s artistry, the Three Sisters command attention and inspire awe in all who lay eyes upon them.
According to legend, the Three Sisters were formerly three stunning indigenous sisters named Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo who fell in love with three warriors from a nearby tribe. However, tribal law prohibited their union, which resulted in a conflict between the tribes. In order to protect the sisters, an elder turned them into stone with the intention of undoing the enchantment after the threat had passed. Tragically, the oldest sister was killed in the conflict, but the sisters survived as imposing rock formations, standing proudly as a symbol of their unbreakable connection to each other.
Visitors are also enchanted by the rich Aboriginal heritage that permeates the region. Delve into the Dreamtime stories and ancient traditions of the local Gundungurra and Darug people through cultural tours and interpretive displays. Gain a deeper understanding of the land’s spiritual significance and the deep connection between the indigenous communities and the natural environment.
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.
The AEA Luxury Tours Difference
Travel in luxury with AEA – the most experienced tour operator in New South Wales
Friendly, experienced guides
Small groups, unique stops
A big part of luxury is making your trip a pleasure. That’s why we keep our groups small and do everything possible to avoid over-crowded destinations.
Travel in comfort and joy
From our custom Mercedes sprinter vans to our focus on making your trip special, everything we do promotes exceptional comfort and enjoyment.
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