Experience Level: Intermediate. Ages 15+
- $325 per person [2 people]
- $250 per person [3-4 people]
- $200 per person [5+ people]
Come on and take the bait! This hidden rainforest trail is for the more adventurous bushwalker. An unbeatable full day hike for the moderately fit. This is our most flexible hike and can be shortened or lengthened as the day progresses depending on your timings and fitness level. This is definitely a part of the Blue Mountains that few tourists ever see, and most locals don’t know exists. Waterfalls, wildlife, solitude.
We provide morning tea, snacks, drinks, lunch and barista made coffee on every full day adventure.
- Hidden trails
- Rainforest pockets
- Cliffs and caves
- Wilderness views
- Hidden waterfalls
- Very few people
What to Bring
- Sturdy good quality hiking shoes
- Drinking water
- Camera, hat & sunscreen
- Sense of adventure
Advance bookings required.
minimum 2 to make a booking
8 hours duration
This hidden rainforest pass is a true wilderness hike. Walkers should not be put off with the prospect of a rough track, as there are several routes covering most of the Traverse. The hike can be tailored to suit various fitness levels and ability, with easier exit routes available. Contact the office if unsure. This trail is absolutely worth the effort.
Stunning, exhilarating (the slippy downy bits!), interesting – I learnt a lot about gum trees (eucalyptus), fun and I survived it.
We started on a stony track just on the outskirts of Katoomba and quickly began the descent into the bush along a well hidden path that was not overly used, which is a shame as it’s such a good walk. The scrubby track changed into a scramble down into the denser woodland (rainforest) and we learnt very quickly to utilise all hand holds that were available to avoid tumbling or slipping down into the depths of the canyon. Steep is a good word; awesome and bloody mind boggling are also good words, I said them to myself lots of times on the way down! Down consisted of climbing along the vaguely defined track over trees, down rocky streams, hanging wildly onto usefully placed saplings and bits of rock.
The track wound it’s way around the canyon, crossing the stream numerous times which was great as we got some fantastic views out into the Jamieson Valley. We circumnavigated (big word and I’m tired so I hope it’s spelt OK) the side of the canyon weaving our way back and forth, up and down, all the time following the contours of the canyon walls.
Lunch was held further along the trail sitting on some well-placed rocks and was a feast fit for kings!
We saw a Lyre bird, an Owl, Cockatiels, Parrots and possible evidence of a larger animal – teeth and fur!). We also saw some stunning waterfalls, the trail actually went behind one which was rather superb.
All in all a great day, the walk took about 7 hours and was approximately 10-12 km long.Jules UK