Hannah Denny is our Regional Retail Manager for New South Wales. She was born and bred in the Blue Mountains, roughly a one hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD. Hannah spent most weekends as a kid bushwalking with her family – the Blue Mountains is teeming with trails, and offers terrain ranging from boardwalk to bush bash with everything in between. It’s the perfect setting for long walks, tall tales and enough calls of “how’s the serenity” to last you a lifetime. Hannah took us on a tour of her backyard, and gave us her top 3 trails – an easy one, an intermediate one, and a more challenging one.
The beauty of an area like the Blue Mountains is that it offers something for everyone. From families with young kids, to experienced bushwalkers, you’ll find an adventure to fall in love with around every corner. I’ve got three favourites to get you excited about exploring my backyard.
This little gem is often overlooked by tourists, and allows you to get up close and personal with one of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls, Katoomba Falls. It’s a relatively short walk, about 4 km in total, but you’ll take in a great range of scenery along the way including a picture perfect panorama of the Jamison Valley. The terrain is sturdy and relatively flat, so you can take the kids along for the adventure too.
This is an iconic Aussie bushwalk that was carved through the cliffs of the Jamison Valley at the start of the 20th century. The 4.5 km circuit begins at the Wentworth Falls picnic area, and takes in several jaw dropping views of Wentworth Falls and the valley. It’s a little more challenging and exposed, so it’s a good idea to pack some protection against the elements.
Originally constructed as a horse track, the Six Foot Track is now an epic, three day adventure from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. There are some amazing campsites along the way, a few river crossings and plenty of waterfalls. The entire walk is 44 km, and while the trail is well signposted, you should only take it on if you have plenty of experience in the Australian bush.