National Pass - Blue Mountains - Australia

One of Australia's finest bushwalking trails.
Six kilometres of majestic wild scenery and waterfalls in the
Greater Blue Mountains
World Heritage Area.




Building the National Pass

The National Pass hiking track was built with picks, shovels, crowbars and dynamite between 1906 and 1907. It involved cutting a zig-zag staircase into a cliff face and became a very popular walking trail.   Learn more

Restoring the Trail

After 95 years service, the track had to be closed in 2002. Bushfires, rain storms and landslides played havoc with fencing and wooden bridges. The $1.5 million restoration project won a National Trust award.   Learn more

Bushwalking Tips

Walking this historic trail will be more enjoyable if you prepare well. Bring a camera and binoculars. Make sure you have adequate clothing should the weather change. Wear sturdy footwear. Carry water and snacks. Don't stray off the trail.


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