Often regarded as the most impressive walking trail in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon Walk will leave you in awe as you hike through lush rainforest with several creek crossings, waterfalls, huge sandstone walls and rock overhangs.
Constructed and opened to the public in 1907, the 6km long Grand Canyon walking track was the first of its kind and has since been challenged by thousands of hiking enthusiasts each year.
Our NSW Adventurous Woman, Deb Grivas will be hosting this fabulous walk as she has walked it several times, is an experienced bush walker, holds a senior first aid certificate and knows the track (and the Blue Mountains) like the back of her hand.
Where to Meet:
Deb will meet you all at 10.00am near the toilets at the The Grand Canyon Loop carpark - the car park is fairly large.
She will be wearing a bright orange Adventurous Women ® ™ Cap for easy identification. Her Mobile Number is 0409085463, should you need to make contact with her as there is mobile phone coverage there.
Map link to Car park
Lunch Afterwards for those wishing to stay on and celebrate their achievement:
Depending upon final numbers for the walk (and the weather forecast for the day), we have two alternatives, a picnic in the Blue Mountains, or lunch at the "Victory Theatreâ€ in Blackheath which is 5 mins drive away (Itâ€™s an old cinema thatâ€™s now a huge antique and vintage emporium with a cute cafe out the front). Prices are about $15-20 for lunch. (http://www.victorytheatre.com.au/)
The Picnic or Cafe will be confirmed about a week prior to the walk and everyone will be notified via email of the final arrangements.
About The Walk:
Classified as Grade 3 - click the link to find out more about the grading system
Distance: 6.3km loop
Time Allocated: 3 - 4 hours
Gradient: Short steep hills
Steps: Many steps
Quality of Track: Formed Track
Experience Required: No experience required, however you should have a good level of general fitness as the walk can be challenging at times
For more information about the walking trail, grading, directions, travel time, maps etc - click here on the Parks NSW Website
● Meeting other Adventurous Women with similar interests to you
● An intimate and adventurous track which walkers have trodden since 1907
● The heart of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains
● Arresting sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants
● Spectacular Views
Adventurous Women® Walk Host
Transport to/from Blue Mountains
- Day pack to carry your gear in
Water, Sunscreen, Hat
Good Walking Shoes/Boots
Walking Poles if you generally use them
All weather gear ie: windproof/waterproof jacket, fleece or warm windcheater (We walk even if cold and raining & will only cancel the walk if there is a severe weather warning and you will be contact should this occur)
Change of Casual Clothes in case of rain (to get changed into for lunch) - These can be stored in someoneâ€™s car if you decide to catch the train from Sydney and a taxi to the carpark.
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.