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Hello and welcome to the Blue Mountains in Australia.

Our contact number is Tel: +61 1300 355 133.  If we are unavailable then please leave a message with your contact details and we shall phone you back as soon as possible.

This website is best viewed from a desktop computer with a monitor larger the better, just as tour bookings are best made before you depart home, at the same time you book your accommodation.

Nature Trail is a local, bespoke tour operator based in Katoomba in the heart of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

We focus on exploring Nature and the best places to see across the Blue Mountains and westward well beyond.

As a small family run business we are completely independent in designing, planning and delivering quality tour experiences.  Nature Trail is accountable to no franchise, only to our tour guests to ensure the quality experience we promise.

We’ve been hiking and touring the Blue Mountains since 1995 and we are more than happy to share  this vast region’s many magnificent natural features, experiences and insights with visitors.

[IMPORTANT UPDATE:  As from Monday 15th April, Nature Trail received a threatening phone call then email both from the NSW Government’s Transport Department’s Kimberley Warren, threatened us with a $110,000 penalty and more if we use our tour vehicle.  This is despite the fact we do not and have never charged any transport fare as part of our hiking tours.  So instead, we have reverted to Tag-Along Touring in which we lead in our private car and our guests tag-along in their own car.  This keeps the greedy government off our backs.  Indeed our tour vehicle is just our private car and has never been commercially registered.  Not withstanding this the NSW Government wants us to shut down our website and for Nature Trail to go out of business all together.  And this is not the first time the NSW Government has threatened our startup business.  This bullying and threatening impost is to be also published on the Internet on our ‘Mountain Drums‘ blog here on this website]

…Otherwise, we have set off to offer premium bespoke (made-to-order) tours specialising in mountains hiking as well as more leisurely country road touring.   Our tours generally start and finish in Katoomba in the heart of the Blue Mountains and keenly extend westward into the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales.

Being based in Katoomba where we live, we can collect/return our tour guests from anywhere in the Upper Central Blue Mountains  [from Wentworth Falls to Mount Victoria].

HIKING TOURS

Our hiking tours are easy-paced, offer interpretative commentary and start from just a Short-Day of 1, 2, or 3 hours, to a Half-Day to a Full-Day.  It all depends upon where we go and so how reasonably long it takes.

We focus on the best of the Blue Mountains hiking experiences – magnificent vistas, waterfalls and rainforests and wilderness experiences.

Our special interest nature workshops vary from nature photography to Blue Mountains wildflowers, ecology, geology, to hiking skills, gear selection, and other Nature-based interests.

ROAD TOURS  [Tag Along Only Currently]

[IMPORTANT:  OUR ROAD TOURS ARE CURRENTLY VIA A TAG-ALONG ARRANGEMENT IN WHICH GUESTS TRAVEL IN THEIR OWN CAR(S) AND WE GUIDE YOU WITH INTERCOMS BETWEEN VEHICLES.  THIS IS DUE THE NSW GOVERNMENT LOCKDOWNS AND MORE RECENTLY DUE TO WRITTEN THREAT ULTIMATUM OF SIGNIFICANT FINES BY THE NSW GOVERNMENT’S POINT TO POINT TRANSPORT COMMISSIONER ANTHONY WING DATED 7 MAY 2024].

Quite apart from hiking we (WOULD LIKE TO ONE DAY) also provide leisurely country road touring experiences, taking in a range of interests:

*Blue Mountains Village Tours

*Country Backroads & Heritage Tours

*Art & Craft Trails

*Slow Food & Growers Tours

*Gardens & Nurseries Tours

*Tours to Country Fairs Events

*2-Day Countryside Indulgences

*Multi-Day Deep Country Escapes

We dedicate our publicly offered tours to small groups from just 1 guest up to a maximum of 4 guests in our tour vehicle – a luxury 4×4 classic  Range Rover.

Vehicle tag-along:  In order that we can include up to 6 tour guests on our Hiking Tours, and up to 10 tour guests on our Road Tours, we invite vehicle tag-along.  This allows us to travel in a small comfortable convoy (no buses) and we provide UHF intercoms between vehicles – it’s novel and fun!  Whether you use your own vehicle or to hire one specially (which we can help arrange locally) it is up to you.  Tours that require a 4×4 vehicle are clearly notified at the time of booking enquiries.

 

TREKS

We offer a range of both 2-Day Treks and Multi-Day Treks throughout the Blue Mountains Region to members of our Trek Alumni – who are vetted experienced and self-sufficient hikers.

Our 2-Day Treks mainly explore either the Jamison Valley or the Grose Valley within the Blue Mountains National Park, which are readily accessible from Nature Trail’s base in Katoomba.

Whereas our Multi-Day Treks venture into the more distant and remote national parks within the Blue Mountain World Heritage Area.  These treks vary in duration according to the start and finish locations and the transport travel distances.  They vary in duration from 3 days to 6 days.

For all enquiries about any of our tours and about what your group would like to do, simply  Contact Us

 

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