Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Blue Mountain Hikes

Home > Sydney > Walks | Escape the City | Picnic Spots | Day Trips | National Parks | Nature | Weekend Escapes
by Maria Katsiotis (subscribe)
A freelance writer and seasoned traveller, visit my blog ‘Diary of a Social Chameleon’ at
Published August 17th 2011
For those who want to escape the daily grind of the city a day trip to the Blue Mountains offers a great excuse to head out of Sydney. With numerous hikes such as the popular Katoomba Falls Circuit, this will take you about two hours and presents spectacular views of the rainforest.
Cliff Face taken at Katoomba
Cliff face taken by the Furber Steps

If you hike along the Furber Steps and connecting tracks, take note of the surrounding views as this, in my opinion, are some of the best views of the Katoomba Falls. But be warned these steps are not for the faint of heart and its best to be fit before attempting this 'stairway to heaven'.
Start of waterfall
Start of waterfall

Whilst this hike is one of the shorter trails available, it's best to make the most of it and have picnic by one of the waterfalls. Be aware that some of the signage is a bit obscure so it's best to be watchful. This comment might seem strange but when I did this hike my group managed to walk past a landslide warning sign hidden by foliage. Unfortunately for us we decided to persevere and it was not until we hiked through some seriously wet tracks that we decided to turn and head back. Hopefully this has been fixed.
Perfect picnic spot by waterfall
Perfect picnic spot by waterfall

This is a perfect daytrip and if you're stupid like we were a perfect adventure. Make sure to pack a camera and lunch and take advantage of the beauty the Blue Mountains has on offer.
Katoomba Falls track
Katoomba Falls track

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  22
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? A great escape out of the city
When: Anytime
Where: Blue Mountains
Cost: Free
This look gorgeous! I've never been to the Blue Mountains before, but I'd love to get the chance. It always amazes me at just how beautiful this country can be. There are so many gorgeous places to go discover and explore.
Going hiking in the Blue Mountains is just another thing added to my list of things I'd love to do.
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Sunday, 21st of August @ 07:23 am
More Sydney articles
Articles from other cities
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles