Victoria to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, NSW


Scott Griffiths / January 30, 2021

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The Hiking group


Blue Gum Forest Hike from :Mt Victoria Train Station: To the :Blackheath Train Station

The Hike Took Just over 14h (12h Moving Time) and Had an Elevation Gain of Approx 1200m


The expectation was that we would start from the Mount Victoria train station around 9am, make our way up victoria falls road to the Narrow lookout where the Vic falls walking track starts. We would then make our way along here and we were hoping to get to the lookout at blackheath by sunset (around 8pm)

Getting There and Back#

Train from central at 0730 which would get us to Mt Victoria at 0950am. The return plan was to get a train from Blackheath back to central. With the last train leaving at about 1030pm so we thought that we had plenty of time

It was about a 7km walk to the start of the track, which consisted of road and firetrail walking
Victoria falls roadMt Victoria train station

The bush got reasonably dense, and often it was difficult to find the trail

Making use of the water tablets to do some refilling! The Hiking group

The view at the bottom of the falls was pretty special

In the junglelack of trails

Blue gum forest In hiking mode

Some serious fire and flooding damage

14 hours later! with some sore legs and feet. Not to mention a few mozzie bites The Hiking group

The summary of events: Took us about 6 hours longer than expected which was due to us having some inexperienced hikers, the night-time hiking and a track that had suffered a lot of fire and water damage. We also got back to late for the train so had to cab it home. BTW a cab from Blackheath to Pyrmont is over (300 dollars!) All trails result The Alltrails result from the hike

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