Blue Mountains, Lithgow & Oberon Tourism
Festival of Walking
5th – 13th October 2013
To be held throughout the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region, the action-packed festival will carry a Blue Mountains Crossings Bicentenary 2013-2015 theme for the duration of the three-year bicentenary.
As well as an extensive range of weird and whacky, educational, foodie, cultural and vigorous bushwalks through the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, activities will celebrate and commemorate the first recognised European crossing of the Blue Mountains by explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth in 1813.
The Bicentenary Festival of Walking is a celebration of the beauty of nature, the health and wellbeing benefits of walking, acknowledgement of Aboriginal custodianship and culture and pays homage to the history, heritage and conservation of this special region.
So take a gulp of fresh air, put your boots on and step into our grand backyard.
But don’t just settle for one walk – stay a couple of days.