Blue Mountains Camino 5-Day Walk - Autumn March 2023
Over 5 days, pilgrims walk up the Blue Mountains from Penrith, at the base, to Blackheath, near the top.
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 GWH), 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.
Penrith, our starting point, is 25m above sea level, and Blackheath, our end point, is at 1065m. Each day distances walked are between 14km and 27km. 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.
Remember: all walkers are responsible for their own personal safety and well being.
More info about the Blue Mountains Camino 5-Day Walks can be found here: 5-DAY WALKS
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Dates for 2023
In 2023 the BMCS will be offering the popular Blue Mountains Camino 5-Day Walk in Autumn and Spring:
Autumn: March 28 - April 1 . Register by selecting the BOOK NOW button on this page.
Spring: September 12 - September 16. Registrations will open in June.
Each walk starts on a Tuesday and finishes on a Saturday. There is a welcome dinner and walker briefing on the Monday evening prior to the walk.
The Autumn 5-Day Walk in March will be hosted at Glenella, while the Spring 5-Day Walk in September will be a traditional Camino style village to village walk with no activities based at Glenella.
The group size will be limited to 50 pilgrims for the Autumn walk.
Maximum of 25 pilgrims staying at the Glenella Albergue, plus 25 pilgrims arranging their own accommodation.
Please register for the Autumn walk selecting your accommodation preference.
The registration fee of $75 for the Autumn walk includes:
- Maps + credential
- Access to the 5-Day Walk Info portal on our website (you will be sent username+password)
- Welcome pilgrim dinner (Monday)
- Celebratory lunch (Saturday)
- 2 evening activities at Glenella, Blackheath
- Great Camino Spirit !
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 the 5-Day pilgrims for the past 3 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.