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5
Moderate
Activities
  • Trekking with a full pack
Accommodation
  • 2 nights camping
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: BSFG

Six Foot Track Blue Mountains Trip highlights


  • Three days exploring historic and spectacular landscapes
  • Crossing the iconic Coxs River via an exciting suspension bridge high above the river
  • The walk concludes with a guided cave tour at the famous Jenolan Caves

The Six Foot Track is one of Australia's most iconic and well-known trails.

Originally built as a bridle trail to shorten the journey to Jenolan Caves, which was growing in popularity as a tourist attraction during the mid and late nineteenth century. Prior to its creation the journey to the caves from Sydney was a long one, via rail and a lengthy horse ride from the nearest railway station at Tarana (between Lithgow and Bathurst). In 1884 a new horse track from Katoomba across the Coxs River was marked out and constructed to be six feet wide in order that two loaded horse-drawn carts could pass each other. In time, with the growth in motor vehicle ownership, this route to Jenolan Caves was replaced.

For walkers, the Six Foot Track remains an enjoyable multi day 45 kilometre journey through a mix of dense native bushland, towering sandstone cliffs, granite creek beds, open farmland, pine forests and the unique limestone geology of Jenolan.


Your day begins with a short transfer from your accommodation in Katoomba to the trailhead of the Six Foot Track, near the historic Explorers Tree, where you will start your walk. Shortly after commencing, the track descends via steep and at times slippery steps through the temperate rainforest canyon environment of Nellies Glen, down to the Megalong Valley floor. A brief stop at North’s Lookout for views over Nellies Glen is a must. The lush rainforest transitions into tall scribbly gum forest and in time opens to become cleared farmland. After crossing Megalong Road you’ll walk past the historic Megalong Cemetery; and then on towards the Coxs River. Before reaching the river, you’ll be walking through open farmland with cattle, horses and vineyards; and the closer you come to the river the natural forested vegetation returns and the geology shifts from sandstone to granite outcrops and boulders. At the Coxs River we’ll cross one-at-a-time, high above the water, using a steel suspension bridge, called Bowtells Swing Bridge. Shortly after this exciting river crossing, your night's camp at the Coxs River Campsite is reached. Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Meals:  L,D

Day two of your walk is straightforward yet challenging with a consistent uphill gradient for most of the day. At the Coxs River you were at approx. 290 metres above sea level and our day concludes at approx. 1200 metres. You’ll enjoy some great views from near Kiangatha Cattle Yards. After passing Alum Creek Campground (with its pit toilet) we’ll continue alongside the lush valley of Little River. Depending on the water levels this is an area we’ll likely be getting some wet feet as we navigate across numerous river crossings. From Little River we’ll begin our climb up the eastern end of the Black Range ridge. This is followed by a slightly-inclining walk along the ridge line through a mix of open forest and pine plantation to our night’s camp at the Black Range Campground. Walking Time: 8-9 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

For our final day’s walk, we’ll follow a series of trails through varying vegetations, including some pleasant gullies, before we start the final descent to the limestone caves at Jenolan. The majestic Carlotta Arch will signal our imminent arrival at Jenolan Caves, where your guide will look after your pack while you enjoy an included cave tour. After this celebratory underground adventure, we will be picked up in our private mini-bus for the drive back to Katoomba. Optional accommodation at The Carrington Hotel can be organised prior to your walk departure so that you can enjoy a night of luxury before heading home. Walking Time: 4-5 hours

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Professional, knowledgeable and passionate guide(s)
  • 2 nights camping
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners & snacks and hot drinks
  • A hearty deli-prepared gourmet sandwich as your first day lunch
  • Tent and inflatable sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Cave tour on the final day (subject to availability)

  • Backpack (can be hired)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired) and inner sheet
  • Travel to and from Katoomba
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

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Options & Supplements*
  • Sleeping Bag HireUSD$24
  • Pack HireUSD$40
  • Single Private TentUSD$80
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Six Foot Track trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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