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Women's Blue Mountains Fern Bower Hike Wednesday 19th October

Travel & Outdoor


Ready for a pristine day hike in the Blue Mountains? Not sure which trail is the best for incredible valley views? We've got just the trip!


  • Experience the Blue Mountains National Park, one of Australia s most beautiful national parks
  • Visit towering waterfalls and iconic views
  • Marvel at the iconic Three Sisters
  • Walk with like-minded women at at a slow pace
  • Enjoy delicious and healthy food prepared by your local guide

Our group sets off on Leura Cascades trail, passing waterfalls with trail bridges, allowing you to get up close to the towering falls above. Although there are steep steps in sections, most of the trail has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Bring your hiking poles for support.

You ll need time for lookout photos, exploring sandstone caves and taking in the beauty of the world heritage area. We ll also find a rocky perch for a delicious morning tea.

The trail blends in with The Dardanelles Pass, a harder section with plenty of well secured steps. The but burn is worthwhile rewarding you with breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley.

It's then onto the Giant Stairway, towering up the sandstone cliffs where you will see the Three Sisters in all their glory.


  • Traditional owners: Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal Nations
  • Meeting location: 90 Cliff Dr, Katoomba NSW 2780
  • Meeting time: 8.30am, please arrive at 8.15am we we can depart at 8.30am
  • Finish time: 3.00pm
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Grade: Moderate to hard in sections with steep steps


  • Permits and licensing
  • National Park fees
  • Experienced female guide
  • Healthy gourmet lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Morning tea fruit and snacks
  • First aid
  • Photos of your trip posted in our Facebook Group


A moderate level of fitness is required for this hike. We take regular breaks, stop for plenty of photos and support each other. Expect to be hiking between 5-6 hours. Bring your walking poles for extra support up and down steps. You will be walking up a lot of steep stairs and should be comfortable to walk up about (9 floors) - the stairs are very steep in sections.


  • Day pack (large enough to carry 2L water, rain jacket, personal belongings)
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • 2 L water
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera or phone
  • Personal medication
  • Money for a cuppa coffee/tea at the Three Sisters cafe

We re thrilled you re thinking about coming with us! Of course, if you have questions email us at womenwantadventure@outlook.com or check out the FAQ s about trips.


For answers to common questions, please visit our FAQs Page Here.

  • So, what exactly is Women Want Adventure? Do I have to be a young, super fit, experienced adventurer to attend? Nope, you certainly do not. You can be a beginner to advanced (or anywhere in-between). Women Want Adventure is all about women coming together to try something new, make friendships, experience challenges, surprises and enjoyment of adventure. Our youngest member is mid 20 s, our oldest is 71, and 75% of women turn up individually. To find out more about what we do, click here.
  • What if it s raining? Women Want Adventure trips still go ahead in many types of weather, unless electric storms. We will be in contact with you regarding any cancellation due to weather via email and phone. Please bring an umbrella with you as you can walk with one on this trip.
  • Is there a minimum or maximum age limit? All trips are for women over the age of 18 years. We don t have an age limit however, we encourage you to read the grading to ensure you are feeling fit and confident to complete the adventure.
  • What are the ages of women who attend? Ages range from mid 20 s to late 60 s. The average age of women attending trips is 45 years.
  • How fit do I need to be to attend? This walk is graded moderate too hard. This mean there are some steep sections and uneven terrain. You need to be comfortable walking a distance of 10km over a period of 5hours with ability to walk up and down steps.

    Some boring, but important stuff!

    If you need to cancel, please refer to our T&C's HERE.

    Because many of us skim read... here is a quick cancellation summary:

    1. 0 to 10 days: No refund

    2. 10 to 30 days: 50% refund

    3. 31 or more days: 75% refund

    * All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

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