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Put your boots on and take part in this year’s Blue Mountains Festival of Walking! The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is offering some unique walks during this year’s festival from Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 October. Read more

On offer are two opportunities to take a Wilderness Walk to Tomah Spur to experience the Garden's wilder side, led by a specialist guide with detailed knowledge of Blue Mountains’ plants and wildlife. This one day walk will take place on Saturday 6 October and Wednesday 10 October.

Tomah Spur is on conservation land owned by the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Your walk will take you through four different environments: rainforest, eucalypt woodland, spectacular heath and wind-sculpted sandstone. You'll travel through a carpet of ferns, moss-laden rocks and lush green rainforest with towering trees, before emerging onto a rock outcrop with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains.

This is great opportunity to explore this beautiful bushland on an extended tour. Reasonable fitness, sturdy shoes, a sun hat and water bottle are recommended.

Saturday 6 October and Wednesday 10 October (weather permitting). 10 am to 5 pm. $60 pp includes morning tea/coffee. Bookings essential.

Over the weekends of 6 & 7 and 13 &14 October, volunteer guides will be running special guided tours of the Garden. Explore the geographical differences between plants in a Walk around the World; or discover the history of The Jungle in a Walk on the Wild Side. Each walk will last approximately one hour. Departing at 11 am (Walk around the World) and 1 pm (Walk on the Wild Side) from in front of the Visitor Centre on the 6, 7, 13 and 14 October. $15 pp.

Bookings essential for all walks, call (02) 4567 3000 or email tomah@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au or book online at www.festivalofwalking.com

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