The second walk for NSW to join our premium guided walks collection as a member walk is located in the iconic UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains and explores stunning cliffs, canyons, rainforests and waterfalls.
The Blue Mountains Grand Traverse by Auswalk is a 3 day, 2 night luxury walk, based from Echoes Boutique Hotel, just 90 minutes from Sydney’s CBD.
“This walk is an exciting addition to the collective given its proximity to Sydney, the important history of the area including walking tracks that are in some cases more than 100 years old, plus the demand we have from various international markets for a luxury guided walk in this area. It should be a popular addition,” said Gina Woodward, Executive Officer of the collection.
The Blue Mountains Grand Traverse is a new 3 day/2 night walking experience including transport to and from Sydney. It’s a luxury version of Auswalk’s already popular Blue Mountains Traverse walking holiday. Walkers are ‘lodge based’ at the elegant Echoes property and each day walk in areas that take in the key highlights of this spectacular region. This five star boutique hotel, with private rooms and ensuites, offers a pampered end to each hiking day with walkers enjoying fine dining and uninterrupted views of the majestic Jamison Valley. Walk days take in the Grand Canyon, Ruined Castle and Valley of the Waters, as well as famous viewpoints such as those of Govetts Leap, the Three Sisters, Wentworth and Katoomba Falls.
Auswalk owner, Brett Neagle, said “We’re extremely excited about this walk as it’s a natural evolution for Auswalk to work with Great Walks. We have been offering this walking holiday, and other superb walking itineraries across Australia for the past 20 years. Our expertise is now going to be shared across Great Walks of Australia and we look forward to welcoming guests on this personalised experience with our fully accredited expert guides.”
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Blue Mountains Grand Traverse by Auswalk
Accessed from: Sydney (pickups from airport or city hotels)
Accommodation: lodge based walk staying at Echoes Boutique Hotel
Operating season: year round except Christmas, Easter and NSW School Holidays
Departures: departs on Mondays at 8am from Sydney each week
Duration: 3 days/2nights
Distance: approx. 38 – 48km
Group size: 16 guests maximum
Price: from $1595pp (twin share) – single supplement additional $335 per person
Optional extras: spa treatments, including massage, at Lilianfels
Inclusions: local guides, two nights accommodation, two dinners/breakfasts, three lunches, return transport ex Sydney, walker notes and map/books, luggage tags, insulated lunch bag plus container. Does not include alcoholic beverages.
Guests may utilise the swimming pools, tennis courts and gym at Lilianfels (included)