Six Foot Track Hiking Adventure from Katoomba to Jenolan - 3 Days / 2 Nights

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What To Expect

Follow the 44 kilometer route of the the original 1884 Bridal track between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. Cross mountain ranges and enjoy views of sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and deep forested valleys.

Highlights

  • Go beyond the crowded tourist areas and plunge into the wilderness for a true Blue Mountains experience

Specifications

Type:
Blue Mountains Adventure Tours
Departs From:
Blue Mountains
Meeting Point:
The Carrington Hotel
Duration:
3 days / 2 nights
Availability:
Friday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
10991
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Description

Day 01: Walk 15 kms - approximately 6 hours

Meet your guide and group at the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba for the walking briefing. Then, head near the Explorer Tree and follow the main track down to the clifftop lookout above the gorge of Nellies Glen. From here, look down the Megalong Creek Valley in the direction you will be walking. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Megalong Valley with spectacular views back towards the Blue Mountains escarpment.

Continue through the valley and cross the Bowtells Swing Suspension bridge to Coxs River - bring your swimmers as this is a great place to take a dip and revitalize in the crystal clear waters. In the evening, stay at the eco-friendly Six Foot Track bush-walkers lodge, offering clean and comfortable accommodation in a bush setting. Sit back and relax as dinner is prepared for you featuring local produce and local wines.

Day 02: Walk 19 kms - approximately 7 hours

Jump-start your day with a delicious breakfast at the lodge. A challenging uphill day awaits climbing 800 meters over the course of the day. Begin with 3kms of steep track before morning tea. Continue up towards Black Range ridge then enjoy a lunch stop to re-energize. The walk follows the fire trail along Black Range passing through wooded country. After the walk, spend the night at the historical Jenolan Caves House. Enjoy dinner in the delightful Chisholms Restaurant.

Day 03: Walk 10 kms - approximately 4 hours

Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant before taking a tour of the spectacular Jenolan Caves. Afterwards, head out to finish the last part of the Six Foot Track trail. Pass Carlotta Arch and walk up the steep Binoomera Ridge and stop to greet the wild kangaroos along the way and have lunch. Your 3 day tour ends with a coach transfer back to Katoomba.

Travel Dates

2016

  • April 8 and 22

  • September 2, 16 and 30

  • October 14

  • November 4 and 18

  • December 2

2017

  • February 24

  • March 3 and 17

  • April 7 and 21

Travel dates are subject to change.

Includes

  • 1 night accommodation (multishare) in a bushwalking eco lodge

  • 1 night accommodation in Jenolan Caves house

  • 2 delicious dinners

  • 2 breakfasts

  • 3 lunches

  • Fresh fruit and trail mix during the walk

  • Professional guide

  • Jenolan Caves tour

  • Transfers from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba at the end of the walk

  • Six Foot Track Heritage licence fees

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Tips and gratuities

Please Note

  • Please bring one overnight bag, rucksack, or a small suitcase (the type that would pass as carry-on luggage on a plane) to carry all your personal items. Please ensure you have no loose items. All items must be enclosed within your overnight bag or in the case of a sleeping bag tied to your main bag.

  • Wear walking clothes suitable to the weather (long-sleeves, trousers, shorts, t-shirts). Wearing layers is also recommended. Bring full weather gear as climate is variable.

  • Closed-toe sturdy footwear must be worn at all times. Good walking boots/shoes that have been walked in at least 4 weeks prior to the tour are recommended.

  • On Day 2, river with ankle- to calf-deep water will have to be crossed. This will require you to remove your shoes. A pair of crocs or slippers are recommended for these sections.

  • Please bring thermal underwear, jumper and warm gear to change into at night. Scarves, beanies, gloves and 2 to 3 pairs of good thick walking socks are also recommended.

  • Please bring insect repellent, your own sleeping bag and sheets, personal toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, etc.), towel and strong garbage or dry bags to waterproof essential equipment.

  • A small camping pillow will be provided. If you feel this is not suitable, please feel free to bring your own pillow.

  • Sleeping bags will not be provided.

  • Bring a small backpack to carry your personal items while walking. Your day pack should include your own mugs or cups for morning and afternoon tea breaks, band-aids, camera, hat, personal emergency medication, lightweight torch, swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen and water container with at least 2 liters of water on day 1 to keep you hydrated.

  • While alcohol will be provided during dinner, please drink moderately as bushwalking can be very strenuous, especially on Day 2. Excessive alcohol and hiking do not mix.

  • This tour has a 6 passenger minimum and a 12 passenger requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • If during the trip you decide not to take the Caves Tour, you will be charged for the shuttle bus ticket that has been pre-paid.

  • **Please indicate any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian or gluten free diets, food allergies, etc) upon booking.

  • The following information per participant will be required upon booking:

  • A contact phone number in Australia (could be the phone number of your hotel)

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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