Tread Lightly Eco Tours - Katoomba

Bush walk the Blue Mountains Grand Canyon

Tread Lightly Eco Tours offer a range of guided walks in the Blue Mountains, a World Heritage wilderness near Sydney. From a few hours to a full day, you’ll explore the region’s spectacular valleys, canyons, caves, waterfalls and forests. An accredited ecotourism operator, Tread Lightly’s guides have extensive knowledge of the Blue Mountains’ geology, plants and animals, Aboriginal culture and astronomy. You can also visit the Jenolan Caves, one of the world’s oldest cave systems.

The award-winning Tread Lightly’s walking tours and four-wheel drive eco-tours venture to remote wilderness areas. Night tours provide an introduction to the astronomy of the Southern Hemisphere and the region’s nocturnal wildlife. Tours are available seven days a week. You can also have your tour customised. Tread Lightly is in the town of Medlow Bath, in the Blue Mountains. From Sydney’s Central Station, you can travel by train to Medlow Bath in about two hours.

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Tours

Rocks to Rainforest Eco Tour

The Rocks to Rainforest eco tour is an amazing opportunity to get away from the typical tourist areas and explore the wilderness with a local ecological guide, resident over 40 years in the Blue Mountains. This tour visits the high remote peaks before descending 800 metres to the valley floor and rainforest gullies. Also offering wine in the wilderness tours to local Dryridge vineyards and Heli eco touring. Explore the vast escarpments of the Blue Mountains wilderness and increase your understanding of ancient ecology, visit Kanangra Walls and Jenolan Caves. Tour includes short easy walks and is tailor made to suit your needs with amazing photographic destinations. Tour includes morning tea in the wilderness and a gourmet picnic on some tours.
Start Location Blackheath
Duration Full Day, Half Day or Less and Customised
Price $145.00 - $270.00 All rates per person. Includes morning tea in the wilderness. Lunch option available when included. Subject to availability minimum two person departure, maximum six person.

Rendezvous with a Kangaroo

Visit remote wilderness and have Danish pastries, tea and coffee with fresh baked orange and pumpkin scones while sitting alongside wild kangaroos. This tour takes on an early morning wildlife expedition to have breakfast with wild kangaroos on the edge of the Wild Dog Mountains, where you can get great close up photography of wallabies, wild birds and kangaroos in their natural habitat. Watch sunrise over the Three Sisters and the Kedumba Valley, see dawn engulf the Megalong Valley and if conditions are right the Phantom Falls, an amazing natural phenomenon of mist emptying one valley to fill the next. This is a rare and exciting look at the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains very few people get to see.
Start Location Katoomba
Duration Extended, Half Day or Less and Customised
Price $145.00 - $185.00 All rates are per person - this tour can be extended and include some remote wilderness and a light breakfast with wild kangaroos.

Valley of the Waters Hiking Tour

Bush walk the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, with two 1,400 foot waterfalls as a focus and the professional ecological guides accentuate the unique aspects of the area. A half or full day hike at Wentworth Falls, the first descent is the Valley of the Waters, which allows for multiple fitness levels on kilometres of different trails. Every turn opens a new and exciting photographic window and a new experience in the ancient landscape. Fauna and flora are abundant and flowers are all year round. Morning tea is spent track side, before hiking below 1,000 foot escarpments and towering eucalyptus forest. Reaching the pinnacle of the walk is the 1,400 foot Wentworth Falls waterfall and lunch in a cave.
Start Location Katoomba
Duration Half Day or Less, Customised, Extended and Full Day
Price $145.00 - $220.00 All rates are per person inclusive of lunch in small group bush walks minimum two person departure. Variable fitness levels are available when booking.

Wine in the Wilderness Eco Tours

Visit the beautiful Grose Wilderness and Megalong Valley by four wheel drive with a qualified ecological guide. The Blue Mountains is surrounded by amazing vineyards and wine country. For the first time there is Riesling, Rose and Shiraz grown locally in the upper Blue Mountains, in the cool climate conditions of Dryridge Estate in the Megalong Valley. Experience sunset over the deep dissected plateau with a glass of local wine, cheeses and the breath taking changes in colours before heading back to accommodation.
Start Location Medlow Bath
Duration Half Day or Less, Evening and Customised
Price $145.00 - $270.00 Tours available from three hours to full day with a wine tasting in the Megalong Valley at the vineyards of Dryridge Estate, minimum two person.

Grand Canyon Bush Walk at Blackheath

One of the Blue Mountains World Heritage areas signature walks in a deep canyon environment. This walk has lots of steps; walk distance is six kilometres with some creek walking in the deep canyon. Walk behind waterfalls through beautiful rock over hangs with consistent Aboriginal culture and heritage. The tour takes five or eight hours and is suitable for medium grade fitness client. This walk is tailor-made and can be adapted to your total needs or as an exclusive tour if booked. It can be extended to take in a full day Grose wilderness hiking with a gourmet lunch in the wilderness. This walk can be supplied as a night activity to maximise wildlife, astronomy and glow worm spotting.
Start Location Katoomba
Duration Full Day, Half Day or Less, Evening and Customised
Price $145.00 - $220.00 All rates are per person and subject to availability.