Hiking in Katoomba
Blue Mountains Guides. Single-day, overnight, and three-day walks are offered through this guiding company. The half-day Grand Canyon Walk near Blackheath (A$140) is a great way to experience the rain forest if time is short, while the three-day iconic "Six Foot Track" between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves includes one night of camping and another in a cabin, plus a cave tour on the last day (A$750). Four-wheel-drive trips are also available. 2/187 Katoomba St., Katoomba, NSW, 2780. 02/4782–6307. www.bluemountainsguides.com.au.
Blue Mountains Walkabout. Experience the Blue Mountains from an Aboriginal perspective on this outfitter's challenging one-day walks, which follow a traditional walkabout song line. Indigenous guides take you on a 7-km (4½-mile) off-track walk through rain forests while giving some background on Aboriginal culture. You'll also taste bush tucker. The walk involves some scrambling, so you need to be fit. The tours departs from Faulconbridge Railway Station (near Springwood, in the lower Blue Mountains), about a 30-minute drive east of Katoomba. Springwood, NSW, 2777. 0408/433822. www.bluemountainswalkabout.com. A$95.
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