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Six Foot Track Walk

Six Foot Track Walk

A guided 3 day walk

Our fantastic 3 day guided Six Foot Track Walk journeys from the Blue Mountains to Jenolan Caves. Winding through State forests and national parks, the 6 Foot Track walk follows the 44 kilometre route of the original 1884 Bridal track between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves.

A walking tour with all the creature comforts

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A Truly Supported Walk

This walk has been designed for those looking for a guided multi day walking experience with everything done for you, so you can focus on enjoying the walk. Our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour, these will be transported for you each day. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying a heavy rucksack on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle,  camera and lunch each day!

An ideal combination of accommodation
Due to the remoteness of this area, spend one night at the Six Foot Track Bushwalkers Eco Lodge and one night in a Grand Classic room with ensuite at the Jenolan Caves House. A fantastic place to enjoy a good night’s sleep and a hot shower after a day’s walk.

Fabulous Inclusions
This walk features an Aussie BBQ lunch at the charming Dryridge Estate in the Megalong Valley, with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains escarpment this is a perfect place to relax and enjoy lunch, enjoy wine tasting and look back at how far we have covered that morning walking. Once we reach Jenolan Caves you will enjoy a tour of the amazing limestone formations of Jenolan Caves during a guided tour.

Personalised Tours
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12
people.

Our Guides
We call our guides CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your walking tour lives up to to your expectations. Dan our head guide on this tour is one of our most favourite guides due to his warm personality and passion for guiding. As an ex journalist he has a wealth of knowledge and a thirst for history, enabling him to make this area come to life as you travel through the landscape.

Fabulous meals featuring local produce
Where possible we source the majority of our foods from this region including fabulous wine, locally produced cereals and meats. Once at Jenolan Caves you will enjoy dinner in the charming Chisholm’s Restaurant featuring modern cuisine served with white and red wines.

 

Why should you choose us?

Your Overnight Bags

Transported for you

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ECO Friendly

We follow strict Ecofriendly practices

Jenolan Caves House

accommodation & caves tour included

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Your 3 day walking holiday includes:

  • Fully supported walk with your overnight luggage transported every day
  • Accommodation Night 1 in a bushwalking eco lodge
  • Accommodation Night 2 in a Classic Room with ensuite at Jenolan Caves House
  • Lunch day 1 at a local winery with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains escarpment
  • Smorgasbord lunch on the trail day 2
  • Dinner prepared by your guides night 1 at the lodge including fresh salmon
  • 3 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • Dinner served with wine in Chisholms Restaurant at Jenolan Caves House
  • 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 from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba at the end of the walk
  • Six Foot Track Heritage Licence fees.

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Tour Itinerary

Day OneGetting there
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Megalong Valley - Coxs River

We meet at the historic Carrington Hotel In Katoomba for our walking briefing at 8.30am. We then head near the Explorer Tree and follow the main track down to the clifftop lookout above the gorge of Nellies Glen from here you look down the Megalong Creek Valley in the direction you will be walking.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Dryridge Estate Winery the Megalong Valley with spectacular views back towards the Blue Mountains escarpment. We 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 revitalise in the crystal clear waters.

Tonight we will stay at a remote eco bushwalking lodge overlooking Coxs River, here enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by your guides including fresh salmon and swap stories with your travelling companions.

Day TwoBreathtaking
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Mini Mini Saddle – Black Range

Enjoy a delicious breakfast. A challenging uphill day awaits climbing 800 metres over the course of the day.

We begin with 3kms of steep track before morning tea. We continue up towards Black Range ridge then enjoy a lunch stop to re-energise at Mini Mini Saddle. Our walk follows the fire trail along Black Range passing through wooded country. When we arrive at the top of Black Range we transfer the short distance to Jenolan Caves House for overnight accommodation. 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.

Day ThreeAmazing caves
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Binoomera Ridge - Jenolan Caves

After breakfast 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.

Afterwards we finish the last section of our walk along the steep fire trail from Carlotta Arch to Binoomera Ridge. On the way we stop for lunch, where we may be visited by the friendly local kangaroos. We arrive at Black Range the end of our walk. From here our group is transported back to The Carrington Hotel the end of an amazing walking holiday.

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Dan and Lola went out of their way to make sure that we had an enjoyable trip. Even at the end of the walk they took some time to show us some things when I am sure that they must have been tired and just wanted to go home. Lola prepared some great food. Dan told some great stories about the area which really added value to the trip. You could tell that he is very passionate about the area. Meals were excellent - Very impresssed at the variety and the amount of locally sourced foods and wine. I really liked that the muesli that we had was made locally and that the wines were local. Very good. I liked sleeping in the accommodation on night one that was right in the bush. A swim in the river was very nice too. Tour - Above expectations - I felt that it was very good value and would recommend it to others
Alison Leitch

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I just wanted to drop you an email to say how much my partner and I enjoyed our 3 day hike on the 6 Foot Track just this last weekend. Our guide Dan and Dennis and Nigel were wonderful. Apart from the beautiful scenery, Dan and Dennis were informative, interesting and extremely supportive of us and our group. We met some wonderful people and had many, many laughs along the way. Nigel, the food was fantastic, thank you! Please thank them again for us. I would highly recommend your trips (one of my customers logged onto your website as soon as I had told her about it!). We look forward to doing it again sooner than later - we are even going to try and get some of our group (that we met on the walk) together again for another adventure. So thanks again for an experience that I just can't get out of my head!!! Many thanks!
Pia Taylor

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The menu was varied and delicious. We were genuinely surprised by the quality and quantity of food at all parts of the Six Foot Track. Our guides were excellent - Dan was absolutely outstanding. Overall tour was beyond expectations. We felt cared for above and beyond the call of duty. We have recommended you to people already and we are looking forward to another trip with you. Michael says you werë "basically perfect" and we all tend to agree.
Neale Gunning

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Dan and Pam what an amazing team !!!!! Their knowledge and love of the Blue Mountains was a highlight. The Six Foot Track experience rates as one of my best adventures, not only here in Australia but all over the world. The food was amazing. I enjoyed every minute of my walk. Yes it was hard in parts but we always had time to catch our breath and admire the most amazing scenery. Our group was friendly and we all encouraged each other when it was a little tricky. Jenolan Caves house was excellent. Amazing from start to finish. Guides , Fellow walkers, Food, Accommodation. Will certainly look to do more adventures with the company and recommend to friends and family
Carol Endacott

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Guides were excellent. All meals were great! Tasty, wholesome and healthy. Sooooooo grateful for the 'no camping' experience! The last thing I would have wanted to do was to crawl into a tent after that exhausting day! Absolutely loved the Jenolan Caves House accommodation - own room, hot shower, private bathroom, comfy bed, restaurant meal and wine, just what the doctor ordered! Thank you! :) Tour - Above Expectations.
Kerrie Carnphan

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Both Guides Brad and Andy were just awesome for the entire weekend, nothing was an issue or to much trouble for them, They really made the trip a truly fanatic and most enjoyable experience. Meals were fantastic. The eco lodge is just such a unique experience the Jenolan Caves House is first class. Just loved the entire experience and whilst a little challenging for me personally it was awesome and I will be back to do it again, Keep up the good work guys
Kurt Grossrieder

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Guides were excellent. Lola was adorable and Dan was super knowledgeable of the track and mountains. His passion for the area really shone through and added to the experience through great stories. The food and beer was AMAZING. The use of local quality produce to support the community was a great reflection on the company. The taste and quality of all meals was second to none! a nice balance between the bush experience of the Eco-lodge and the accommodation. The Eco-lodge was a great experience (especially swimming in the river!! The Eco-lodge was a great experience (especially swimming in the river!! Tour above expectations. Not at all. It was amazing value.
Kiley Cameron

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Tour Accommodation

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Night 1

Eco Bushwalking Lodge

Night one we will stay at an eco friendly bushwalking lodge overlooking the Coxs River. The lodge feature wide open decks and basic share accommodation set amongst the bushland. Due to its remoteness there are no showers only a wash area, however in warmer weather guests prefer to refresh in the crystal clear waters of the Coxs River. Here we will enjoy a wonderful dinner and swap stories with your travelling companions.

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Night 2

Jenolan Caves House

Night 2 is spent at the historic Jenolan Caves House. Our guests will stay in Classic Rooms featuring an ensuite and comfy beds. Enjoy dinner in the charming Chisholm’s Restaurant served with local Australian wine and a tour of Jenolan Caves.

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Tour Availability

We run 1- 2 scheduled tours from September to April each year. (except January when it is too hot to walk). To check real time availability on all our NSW walking tours please see information below. If you after a special group departure date please contact us at enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

Tour Prices

Super Earlybird Special Save $200 per couple or $100 per person.

Super Earlybird Specials are available now for next seasons departures Feb - April 2017.
To take advantage of Super Earlybird Specials payment must be made in full at time of booking by 6 January 2017. Cancellations are not permissible on Super Earlybird Deals, though transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to the tour date.


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$ 799 /p

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Super Earlybird Special Available for booking Feb – April 2017.
To take advantage of Super Earlybird Specials payment must be made in full at time of booking to receive special offer.
Book by 6 January 2017 for next season departures Feb – April 2017. Cancellations are not permissible on Super Earlybird Deals, though transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to the tour date.

Normal Price Sept 2016 - April 2017
$ 899 /p

Fully supported walk
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Trail mix & fresh fruit
1 x night in Classic Room Jenolan Caves House
1 x night eco bushwalker lodge
Australian wine & beer during dinner
Transfers at end of walk

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Exclusive Group Departures

Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 6 or more. We can also offer alternative itineraries to include an evening concert in Jenolan Caves. Please enquire for dates and pricing.

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A $250 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place with final payments due 8 weeks prior to departure. (unless purchasing red hot specials or earlybird specials – in which case full payment is due to time of booking). Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement at Jenolan Caves House, however this is on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card Fees Apply.
  • Early bird or Red Hot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at time of initial booking.Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Red Hot Specials, however transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.
  • Cancellations are not permitted on red hot specials or earlybird discounts, however changes to an alternative date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to injury, minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do I need to be to do this walk?

A good level of fitness is needed to complete this walk. The Six Foot Track walk is graded as medium (with some hard uphill sections) and is 44km – about 19 hours walking over 3 days.

The morning of day 1 is all downhill as you descend the Katoomba escarpment to the Megalong Valley, with the remainder of the day walking over undulating fields – approximately 15kms / 6 hours of walking.

Day 2 is uphill for most of the day from Coxs River to Black Range at 1200m above sea level – approximately 19kms / 7 hours of walking. Whilst Day 3 we descend into Jenolan Caves – approximately 10kms / 4 hours of walking.

We’ll take the pace at a level that suits everyone, with plenty of rest stops and opportunities to take photos during each day. Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.

Is there a portered walk option?

All our guests will have their overnight bags transported each night leaving you free to relax and enjoy the walk instead of struggling with a large backpack.

So what will I need to carry?

All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. You won’t even need to carry your lunch as your guide will carry the groups lunch.

Do you cater for different dietary requirements?

Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as much details as possible. If you require specific meals such as gluten free, vegetarians that don’t eat fish or vegan, other than our standard menu you can either bring your own supplements or a $50 surcharge will apply.

Am I able to organise an exclusive group departure?

Yes we can organise an exclusive Six Foot Track group departure on the date of your choice. Please call or email us with your group size and preferred dates so we can provide you with a price.

If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay a single supplement?

If you are happy to share a room with another solo travelling of the same gender on night 2, there is no extra charge. (If we can’t find another solo traveller to share with you will have your own room at no extra cost). However if you want to request a room specifically for yourself you will be required to pay an additional fee, enquire for details.

What time does this adventure start and finish?

We meet at The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba at 8.30am (2kms from Katoomba at 9.30am. Finish times will depend on another of factors including walking pace of the group, generally we arrive into Katoomba on day 3 at approximately 4.30pm – 5.00pm.

Where do we meet?

Our meeting spot is at the historic Carrington Hotel in the heart of the Blue Mountains, here we will enjoy a briefing on the walk before being transferred to Nellies Glen to start walking. The Carrington Hotel is the only pick up and drop off location for this walk. The Blue Mountains is roughly 2 hours drive from the Sydney CBD. If catching public transport trains leave from Central Station to the Blue Mountains and you will need to leave the train at Katoomba Railway Station – it is a 2 minute walk to the Carrington Hotel our meeting point.

I'm driving to the Blue Mountains where should I park my car?

There is no secure parking in Katoomba however parking is available at the back of Katoomba Railway Station on Goldsmith Avenue or in the Katoomba back streets. Alternatively if you are staying at a hotel in the area the night before the hotel may let you leave your vehicle there – please check.

What is the Eco Lodge like on night 1?

The Eco-lodge is basic accommodation similar to a bushwalking lodge. It has no electricity and has shared accommodation with curtains for each bed for privacy. It is a sustainable property and has a pit toilet and no showers it does have an area called “Willie’s Posh Wash” (the namer of the owner of the lodge – which is a private area with a hot water in a bucket where you can have a quick wash. In the warmer months most guest choose to refresh in the beautiful Coxs River below the lodge.

How many people are in each walking group?

We run our tours with a maximum of 12 walkers.

Can you recommend any pre or post accommodation?

As the meeting point and drop off place for this walk we recommend The Carrington Hotel Katoomba. Phone: (02) 4782 1111 to make a booking and please mention Life’s An Adventure when booking to get your special rate. These rates are outlined in your pre-departure information you will receive once booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We often get people who injure themselves before their tour or something unexpected happens and they are unable to make it to Tasmania. Travel insurance will cover all your tour, flights and pre-accommodation costs and is therefore extremely valuable, if the unforeseen happens. We strongly advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click on the link of QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited: www.qbe.com

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