Autumn: Monday 4 March – Saturday 9 March 2024. Bookings will open 22nd January 6pm (AEST)
Registration Opens 22 January 2024 6PM (AEST)
The Blue Mountains Camino 5-Day Walk is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Camino spirit right here in Australia. If you have walked a Camino and wish to rekindle the pleasures – and pain – of long distance walking with like-minded pilgrims, this walk is for you. If you have never walked a Camino, but aspire to one day, this walk is the perfect opportunity to learn from others and experience a little of the ‘Camino’ spirit right here in Australia.
Please be aware this is not a guided walk but rather a practice walk with a group of like-minded Camino pilgrims travelling up the Blue Mountains. You will be provided with detailed maps and an information guide.
On this uphill route you will walk on a variety of terrain – fire roads, bush tracks, pathways, pavement (including a section along the Great Western Highway), suburban roads. There are steps and some steep sections. There will be options to deviate from the direct route to include scenic tracks or points of particular interest.
Emu Plains, near Penrith, our starting point, is 27m above sea level, and Blackheath, our end point, is at 1065m. Distances walked each day are between 14km and 23km. Although the distances don’t appear long, each day will take approx 6-8 hrs, including breaks, due to the elevation gain and variable bush tracks.
All walkers are responsible for their own personal safety and wellbeing.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Autumn 5-Day Walk in March will be hosted at Glenella.
For those that choose to stay at Glenella and others who stay in the vicinity, the experience is akin to the Albergue experience on the Camino – meaning you all stay together in the evenings and share. This fosters a great Camino spirit.
Glenella Albergue can accommodate a maximum of 25 pilgrims. Others will need to arrange their own accommodation. Please select your accommodation preference when registering for the Autumn walk.
Transport to/from the start/finish
When staying in the same place for the duration of the 5-Day walk (e.g. at Glenella) you make use of the train in the morning and afternoon to get to the station where the day starts or finishes.
- Emu Plains (Penrith) station
- Springwood station
- Woodford station
- Wentworth Falls station
- Katoomba station
- Blackheath – where the walk ends
The registration fee of $75 for the Autumn walk includes:
- Maps and credential
- Access to the 5-Day Walk info portal on our website (you will be sent the username and password)
- Welcome pilgrim dinner (Monday)
- Celebratory lunch (Saturday)
- Two evening activities at Glenella, Blackheath
- Great Camino spirit !
All accommodation options
Glenella Albergue in Blackheath is offering a 6 night accommodation package, arriving Monday, departing Sunday. A maximum of 25 pilgrims can be accommodated. Glenella has hosted 5-Day pilgrims for the past four years and supported the whole Camino experience.
In addition, there are a number of other accommodation options in Blackheath.
For those that wish to stay along the route, there are accommodation options in villages along the way.
Accommodation information will be provided in your registration package.
Registration Opens Monday 22nd January, 6pm (AEDT).