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Bushwalking is a pastime that inspires thousands of people to visit the Blue Mountains each year. Yet, the World Heritage National Park is so vast that on many of these amazing bushwalks you could feel like you are the only one out in the wilderness.

We have compiled a collection of videos from avid bushwalker Chris Osborne to give you a different perspective on some of the Blue Mountains more iconic, and lesser-known bushwalks.

Image: Walking track near Mt Bank picnic area, Blue Mountains. Photo: Ann Niddrie

From a leisurely stroll along a paved footpath with stunning views to overnight trekking on the Six Foot track, there are opportunities to view and connect with nature for every level of fitness and time frame.

For those on a tight schedule, the shorter more populated walks could suit, such as the Charles Darwin Walk in Wentworth Falls, or part of the Prince Henry Walk in Katoomba.

 

Close by the Charles Darwin Walk is the Kings Tableland in Wentworth Falls. With magnificent views and unfenced cliff tops this special place is frequented by not only tourist groups and landscape photographers, but romantics and newlyweds, looking for an amazing location to picnic, or capture their special day. However, on some days, there is not a soul around, and the birds and crickets are the only sound to hear.

Image: Newlyweds Holly & Mike Ditchburn at Kings Tableland. Photo by Ann Niddrie

View a short video by Chris Osborne shows Kings Tableland from a different perspective.

 

For those wanting to explore a little further afield Mount Banks is a lesser known yet no less spectacular experience. Comprised of a layer of basalt on top of sandstone, there are a different variety of plants to be found on the walks at Mt Banks near Mt Tomah, to those found in other areas of the Blue Mountains.

Image: The breathtaking view down the Grose Valley from the foot of Mt banks. Photo: Ann Niddrie

There are two walks that can be done at Mt Banks, of differing levels of difficulty. The breathtaking views that make it worth the effort. A short video by Chris Osborne having completed the Mt Banks Summit Walk shows some of the special aspects of this part of the mountains.

 

Video: Mt Banks Summit Walk – Blue Mountains, by Chris Osborne

(Please note this area has recovered following the bushfires in 2013, however it is always advisable to check the weather conditions before heading out.)

When preparing for your bushwalk, make sure that you are suitably prepared for the weather conditions to change. Get in touch with the local Police and pick up an emergency beacon known as a PBL, read up on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife tips for staying safe on a bushwalk, and watch this inspiring video – on preparing yourself for an extended bushwalk.

For an old-fashioned 'book' on bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, there is the Best Bushwalks in the Blue Mountains available for purchase online and in bookstores.

Book yourself a stay near one of the popular walks in Wentworth Falls or use our advanced search tool to search for specific dates or requirements.

 

 
 
 

What people say about us!

   

Hi Geoff,  Thank you for your courtesy email.  I wanted to send you a message to show our appreciation of how smoothly the whole booking process went and also to let you know what a lovely time we had at Lynton Cottage.  What a beautifully comfortable cottage to spend our week in the mountains.  Loved the decor and the light-filled ambiance.  Would not hesitate to stay here (or another of your properties, should this one not be available) next time we visit. 

Warm regards, Nicole

Hi Geoff,  Just wanted to let you know that we had a great stay at Leura Bungalow.  It was perfectly suited to my family - warm and cosy with everything we could possibly need. And located just down from the Mall meant we often walked up to the shops rather than drive.   And your booking system and customer service was great and just so easy. Love it.

Many thanks, Kellie

Hi Geoff,  We wish to pass on our sincere thanks to the owners of Dukis House. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay in the Blue Mountains which was made even Better with the accommodation provided by them.   It exceeded our expectations with every detail carefully thought through providing every comfort We would need.  We would certainly rebook this accommodation when we return to the Mountains. 

Thank you for your easy booking website and efficient service provided by your company. 

Kind regards, Jacqui

Thanks so much Geoff - we are all really excited about our mini getaway- you've been super helpful. 

Cheers, Janet

Hello Geoff,
We would like to thank you for making our booking and stay so easy at White Cottage.  We have used many holiday booking sites and none have come close to yours in regard to seeing immediate availability, promptness of reply and organisation of keys and info.  It was refreshing not to have to wait days to hear whether a property was available, or to turn up at paid accommodation to be told the booking was non existent! Due to the nature of our business we usually book a few days away at the last minute, usually this is not an option when booking a cottage, so we are very grateful to you for setting up this fantastic booking service.  We have been telling everyone we know!  We will be back hopefully not too far away. Almost forgot! The accommodation was absolutely fantastic and just what we were looking for.

Thanks Again, 
Kind Regards, 
Ron & Sharon.

Thanks for confirmation of the booking and I want to say how impressed I am with your new web site. I found it so easy to find available accommodation for the specified dates and the information for the properties was very comprehensive. 

Regards,
Rosemary

Allow me to congratulate you on your site. I book a lot of stuff from the computer, both here and overseas, and your's is very user friendly and informative. Well done!!

Cheers,
Gary

Dear Geoff,
Thank you for all your help with the accommodation I booked at Darjeeling House for last weekend.  We had a fabulous time.  The house was absolutely perfect and I will be recommending highly.  We had such a wonderful weekend.  Thank you very much.  Your organisation re: key, map, communication etc., was outstanding. 

Much appreciated, 
Bernadette

Dear Geoff, 
I just want to thank you for your great arrangement of our booking.  We enjoyed our stay over the weekend at Cedellands.

Best Regards,
Nancy

Thanks Geoff for the follow on email after our wonderful stay in the Observatory Cottage.

We had a lovely stay in a top class accommodation. It was very clean, neat, and very well appointed. We will definitely be coming back to stay in this cottage and will also inform our friends. 

Thank you also for your prompt correspondences and all the information you provided in the area. It certainly came in handy when we were looking for places of interests and trail walks.

Regards,
Edgar

Dear Geoff,

We do want to thank you for all your help in making our stay a good one. The plumber came, fixed the hot tap, clued us in to the mystery of the gas oven, and we are grateful for your promptness in all this. The fact that you were contactable at any time for problems made this holiday a really enjoyable one.   I am happy to recommend Blue Mountains Getaways to friends. We loved the house. 

Thank you,
Julie

Thanks Geoff. 

Our stay at the White Cottage was lovely. Everything was perfect. We'll definitely come back and will use your website for searching accommodation.

Regards,
PAZ

Thanks Geoff....we were very happy with everything involved in staying at Holmcroft. Firstly the choosing of the property as I find your website easy to use and to check availabilty/cost and see pictures of the houses to help decide. Then the info on payment,key retrieval and support while staying was good too The payment process was great as we had only to pay the full amount and no deposit required. The actual property was wonderful and we plan to stay there again. I don't believe we left anything behind but appreciate that if we had it wouldn't be an issue. The house was very clean,well equipped and comfortable. We had a lovely stay and it was perfect for our family of 7 adults(kids and partners etc) I would certainly use your website again for a stay in the Blue Mtns and also recommend it to others.

Thanks again, Jane

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