Our Favourite Bushwalks
Some of our team members have recommended their favourite bushwalks for you as we dream of exploring the beautiful Blue Mountains again soon. Make sure you check out the appropriate National Parks or Blue Mountains City Council websites to ensure these walks are open before you visit.
Centennial Glen Circuit (with a detour to the mini Canyon), Blackheath
I love the Centennial Glen Loop Walk in Blackheath. Its dog friendly and features spectacular views across the Megalong Valley, waterfalls and rock overhangs. There is even a mini canyon that is easily accessible via a quick detour towards Porters Pass. There are many walk variations on this loop and you can find out more and how to get there via the WildWalks website.
Asgard Swamp & Thor Head Walk, Mt Victoria.
Image courtesy Hiking Scenery
This is both my best kept secret of the mountains and most favourite bush walk. It’s such an incredible walk and reasonably flat (hooray!!) so not too arduous. Also, it’s not very well known so it’s super quiet and peaceful.
Hanging Rock, Blackheath
I often ride my bicycle to Hanging Rock however you can also walk or run to it from Blackheath. Be careful because there are no guard rails. It’s especially lovely at sunrise. This is one of Blackheath’s most iconic sights, a huge overhanging black of sandstone, jutting out into the Grose Valley. Access it from Ridgewell Rd, Blackheath.
Wentworth Falls Lake loop, Wentworth Falls
This is a really easy one I like to do with my toddler. Its super flat and you can just do a small part of it, or go the whole way around the Lake. There are picnic benches, kids playground equipment and bathrooms there as well. The lake is lovely and there are heaps of ducks and other wildlife to entertain kids.
Walking from Olympian Parade down to the Pool of Siloam, Leura
Perfect for a summer’s day, this walk is relatively short though there is a descent so some fitness is required for stairs. What goes down must come back up! However, it’s more than worth it because at the bottom you will find the Pool of Siloam, an idyllic little swimming hole. I’d pack a picnic and stay a while.