Six Foot Track Guided 3 Day Walk Jenolan Caves to Katoomba
Our fantastic 3 day guided pack free Six Foot Track Walk journeys from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. Winding through State forests and national parks, the 6 Foot Track walk follows the 44 kilometre route of the original 1884 bridle track.
This walk winds it way through State forests and national parks, following the 44 kilometre route of the original 1884 horse track between Katoomba & Jenolan Caves. Crossing mountain ranges and falling into deep valleys, the track features sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and panoramas of richly-forested valleys.
We'll spend one night in a bushwalking eco lodge near the picturesque Cox's River and one night in the pretty Jenolan Caves House, where we'll enjoy a glass of wine or beer and a delicious dinner. Time is allowed to explore the magnificent Jenolan Caves. Limited places available - don't miss out!
Please note day one’s walk from Black Range to Jenolan Caves was affected by the January 2020 bushfires, as was access to Jenolan Caves. When this part of the walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary.
NEW Day 1: Katoomba – Grand Canyon walk
Distance: 9.5kms 4 hours.
Walk : Moderate grade.
We meet at the historic Carrington Hotel In Katoomba for our walking briefing at 8.30am. From here we transfer to the start of our walk and descend into the world heritage listed Grand Canyon, often referred to as one of the most impressive walks in the region. Admire spectacular sandstone cliffs, plunging waters and lush green rainforests on this truly magnificent walk. Afterwards, we transfer to our accommodation for the night.
Overnight : Valley View Homestay
This accommodation perched on the side of a hill offers stunning views over the valley and features an infinity pool where you can cool off after a day’s walk. Tonight enjoy a two-course meal featuring local produce and wines and chat about the day’s adventures.
ORIGINAL Day 1: Binoomera Ridge to Jenolan Caves
Distance: Approximately 10kms. 4 hours walking with breaks.
Walk: Medium grade
This walk has been designed to follow the direction from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba. This allows us to walk towards the spectacular Katoomba Escarpment providing magnificent views as you walk, rather than the best of the views be behind you all the way.
We meet at the historic Carrington Hotel In Katoomba for our walking briefing at 8.30am. From here we transfer to Black Range to start our walk into Jenolan Caves. On the way we will pass the pretty Jenolan Cottages a favourite stomping ground for mobs of kangaroos. We head down Binoomera Ridge and pass stunning Carlotta Arch before arriving into Jenolan Caves.
After lunch we enjoy a guided tour of the Temple of Baal Cave, renowned for its beauty and spectacular features. We enter the Temple of Baal Cave via the ‘Binoomea Cut’ a long manmade tunnel. Then, they travel down the ‘Dragon’s Throat’, via a dramatic winding staircase. There are 2 massive chambers, one 42 metres high and filled with beautiful formations. One of these formations, the 9 metre tall ‘Angel’s Wing’ shawl, is one of the largest cave shawls in the world. The cave also offers beautiful examples of crystal helictites.
Tonight we spend the night at the historic Jenolan Caves House in a grand classic room. After a refreshing shower, join the group in the delightful Chisholm’s Restaurant to enjoy a two course meal featuring local produce and wine and chat about the day’s adventures.
Overnight: Jenolan Caves House
Night 1 is spent at the historic Jenolan Caves House. This Edwardian Style building was built in 1897 and is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and the famous limestones caves. Our guests will stay in Grand Classic Rooms featuring an ensuite and King Bed. Enjoy dinner in the charming Chisholm’s Restaurant served with local Australian wine.
Day 2: Black Range to Coxs River
Distance: Approximately 17kms 6 hours walking with breaks
Walk: Medium to Hard grade
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the restaurant. We then transfer back to the trail to start our walk down the range to Coxs River.
Today has many downhill sections so walking poles will come in handy as we will be descending 800 metres over the course of the day. We follow the fire trail passing through wooded country past Mini Mini saddle with views ahead to the valley.
On the last descent into Coxs River, our vehicle will meet us and whisk us away to our accommodation at the newly renovated Hampton Hotel. Here you will enjoy charming ensuited rooms so you can have a relaxing shower before dinner. For those wanting to catch up pre-dinner, there is a relaxing bar you can sit back and have drinks (own expense). Tonight enjoy dinner in the restaurant served with wine.
Overnight: Hampton Hotel
Our second night’s stay is at the historic Hampton Hotel. This newly renovated hotel features charming hotel rooms with private ensuites. Guests can relax in the bar and lounge pre dinner and soak up the pub style atmosphere and acoustic music. Whilst dinner is hearty style home cooked meals in the main restaurant, accompanied by local wines.
Day 3: Coxs River to Nellies Glen, Katoomba
Distance: Approximately 15kms. 6 hours walking with breaks.
Walk: Medium grade
After breakfast, we transfer our guests back to the trail. On arrival at the Coxs River, the trail follows the pretty river to the historic Bowtell Swing Bridge and exciting river crossing. The trail then meanders through the forest to we reach the charming Dryridge Estate Winery in the Megalong Valley with spectacular views over the Blue Mountains escarpment. We enjoy a lunch stop here with a delicious BBQ lunch and wine tasting.
After lunch we follow the rolling hills passing properties with horses until we reach the final steps that will takes us through the rainforest gorge of Nellies Glen. Ensure you stop to look up at the spectacular escarpment above you as you make the climb.
We reach the finish of our the trail near the Explorer Tree. From here we transfer our guests back to the Carrington Hotel, the end of an amazing journey.
Pack Free walk with your overnight luggage transported every day
Accommodation Night 1 in a Classic Room with ensuite at Jenolan Caves House
Accommodation Night 2 at the Hampton Hotel
Lunch day 3 at a local winery with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains escarpment
Smorgasbord lunch on the trail day 2
2 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
Dinner served with wine in Chisholms Restaurant at Jenolan Caves House
Dinner served with wine in Hampton Hotel Restaurant
Morning Jenolan Caves tour
Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
Transfers to Jenolan Caves to start your walk
Super Earlybird Price
Book & Pay in full at time of booking by 31 August 2018.
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.