International student tour: Grand Canyon
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Experience this magnificent rainforest environment in Blue Mountains National Park. Descend into a special slot canyon, past creeks and waterfalls, and learn about local wildlife along the way.
- Grand Canyon track, Blackheath area
- Time suggested
- 4hrs 30min
- Hard. There are many stairs along this tour. Reasonable fitness is required.
Cost is based per ranger, with a maximum 20 students per ranger Monday to Friday. Surcharges apply on weekends and public holidays. Teachers and escorts free.
- Meeting point
- Neates Glenn carpark. Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath.
- What to
- Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, sunscreen, drinking water, raincoat, snacks
- Bookings required. Phone (02) 4784 7301 or email Blue Mountains Discovery Coordinator.
- Available all year, on request, except Christmas Day and New Years Day. Maximum 100 people.
- Please note
Suitable for international study tour groups: high school and university students
Blackheath’s Grand Canyon is an iconic walking track in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. On this 4.5hr bushwalk we’ll descend deep into the phenomenal ‘slot formation’ canyon. You'll be surrounded by sheer cliffs, lush ferns and ancient rainforest. Every metre we descend represents roughly 1 million years in geological time. You’ll explore waterfalls and creeks at a relaxed pace and see how water has carved out a subterranean stream over time. Discover the history of this heritage track, and learn about local Australian wildlife that reside here. Immerse yourself in the changing and spectacular landscapes along the way.
This special walk requires a reasonable degree of fitness. Wear sturdy enclosed shoes and practical walking clothes. Remember to bring a camera and pack extra water and a hat.
- NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.