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    New South Wales

    Hikes in New South Wales

    State in Australia

    What comes to mind when you think of New South Wales, Australia? We can guess the first thought that likely popped into your head: Sydney. Ah yes, that bustling metropolis with the postcard Sydney Opera House. It might be hard to leave Sydney's glittering array of city delights, but it’s vital to take advantage of the state's range of outdoor activities.

    Follow the New South Wales coastline for quintessential water activities, such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, and surfing. Once you've had your H20 fix, mountains await.

    Swap your snorkel for hiking boots and head to Blue Mountain National Park, a folktale-like setting with epic viewpoints and dreamy forests. Then there's the Great Dividing Range lines New South Wales' backdrop. It stretches along 3500km!

    Other notable activities include ripping across the sand dunes in Port Stephens via quad or camel or paddling the Murray River. New South Wales makes for quite the outdoor adventure destination for all ages!

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    Open details for Grand Canyon Track

    Grand Canyon Track

    Moderate
    5.8 km
    294 m
    2-2.5h

    The Grand Canyon Track is one of the most popular hikes in Blue Mountains National Park for a reason! It’s hard not to fall in love with the lush green setting lined with historic sandstone walls. And that’s not all: pass waterfalls that artfully enchant. Reap in the ultimate reward of an incredibly scenic viewpoint of Grose Valley. The bottom line is that the Grand Canyon Track is a worthwhile adventure!

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    Open details for Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock

    Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock

    Moderate
    11.1 km
    262 m
    2.5-4h

    The Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock follows an eventful, decently flat path to Hanging Rock, where incredible views of Hanging Rock itself leaning into the valley below create one of the more picturesque images in Blue Mountains National Park. Thanks to the vista, the boring path to and from the viewpoint will be the last thing on your mind after completing this moderate adventure!

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    Open details for Wentworth Falls, Fletcher’s Lookout and Rocket Point Lookout Track

    Wentworth Falls, Fletcher’s Lookout and Rocket Point Lookout Track

    Easy
    2.3 km
    132 m
    1h

    Wentworth Falls, Fletcher's Lookout and Rocket Point Lookout Track in Blue Mountains National Park, Australia, is a fun, kid-friendly route that knows how to entertain. Wander by waterfalls and five lookouts: Jamison Lookout, Wentworth Falls Lookout, Fletcher's Lookout, Rocket Point Lookout, and Princes Rock Lookout. Talk about epic! 

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    Open details for Valley of the Waters to Wentworth Falls Walk

    Valley of the Waters to Wentworth Falls Walk

    Moderate
    6.0 km
    329 m
    2-3h

    Want to elevate your heart rate and enjoy a montage of unreal views? The Valley of the Waters to Wentworth Falls Walk in Blue Mountains National Park deserves to sit atop your must-do hiking list. You can take your entire family along, but pack snacks to boost your little ones' energy. This is a moderately challenging hike!

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    Open details for Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk

    Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk

    Hard
    15.0 km
    949 m
    5.5-7.5h

    The Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk is a challenging out-and-back adventure in Blue Mountains National Park. Bring snacks and water, and get ready for just under 1,000 m in elevation gain!

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    Open details for Three Sisters Track to Lady Game Lookout Walk

    Three Sisters Track to Lady Game Lookout Walk

    Easy
    1.0 km
    64 m
    0.5h

    The Three Sisters Track to Lady Game Lookout Walk is a short hiking adventure in Blue Mountains National Park, Australia. Expect phenomenal scenery and views packed into a brief outing! You will have to navigate some stairs, which will increase your heart rate.

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    Open details for Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk

    Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk

    Moderate
    10.5 km
    365 m
    3-4h

    The Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk immerses you in a lush, shaded area while taking you along a creek! If one word could describe this walk, it would be: peaceful. However, it can get wet and soggy at times. Be ready for a couple of creek crossings!

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    Open details for Lockleys Pylon Walk

    Lockleys Pylon Walk

    Easy
    7.1 km
    176 m
    1.5-2.5h

    Looking for unforgettable views? Put Lockleys Pylon Walk at the top of your must-do adventure list in Blue Mountains National Park. This hike travels to an incredible 360-view of Mount Hay and Mount Banks from atop the pylon! You’ll also enjoy unreal views of Grose Valley sprawled below.

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    Open details for Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk

    Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk

    Moderate
    13.5 km
    615 m
    4-5.5h

    Want a hike that promises unreal views and a decent workout? The Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk in Blue Mountains NP, Australia, is a spectacular way to reap hiking rewards! Most people utter one word and one word only along this hike: wow. So get ready for a montage brimming with fantastic scenery.

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