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The Historic Six Foot Track Walk

The Historic Six Foot Track walk

3 day / 3 night Pack Free walk

Our 3-day / 3-night guided pack-free Six Foot Track Walk journeys from Katoomba in 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 bridle track. We explore Australian bushland, rainforest and rolling green hills and cross the famous Bowtell Swing Bridge traversing the pretty Coxs River.

Overview- Six Foot Track 33


A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water and lunch

This walk has been designed for those looking for a guided Pack Free walking experience with everything done for you so you can focus on enjoying the walk not enduring it. 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!


The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

1 night

The historic Carrington Hotel in the heart of Katoomba is a local landmark.  The elegant hotel has a character of a bygone era. Spacious rooms and suites in a range of different styles offer something for all tastes and budgets.

Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse
Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse
Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse
Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse

The remote Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse

1 night

On night one we spend the night at the remote and quirky Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse on the beautiful Coxs River. We have chosen this accommodation for convenience, as the Six Foot Track trail runs right past the bunkhouse and the only other accommodation in the area, is over an hour’s drive away. This is clean and basic accommodation with an open-air entertaining area and fireplaces.

Sleeping is in one bunkhouse with large bunk beds complete with linen and blankets and privacy curtains. This room also features a fireplace. However, we are also offering our guests the option to sleep in a tent instead at . Tents are three-man dome tents (maximum 2 people per tent) with camping mattress which will be set up for you by the river below the accommodation approx 500m distance.

The accommodation is off the grid with no power or running water and as such there is only a basic wash area with camp shower and a drop toilet. However, there is nothing nicer than having a refreshing swim after a day’s walk in the crystal clear waters of the Coxs River.

Note a few departures on our schedule stay at the Hampton Hotel in ensuited rooms – see departure tab for details.


Jenolan Caves House

1 night

Accommodation varies across our tours based on what is available in each area, we always choose the best accommodation as close to the trail as possible. We don’t believe in destroying the natural environment by building structures in National Parks and areas of conservation, but we do believe in supporting local businesses by staying in existing accommodation.

Our accommodation night two is at the historic and iconic Jenolan Caves House. Built in the late 1800s as a wilderness retreat, this charming hotel with its Late Victorian style decor will be a special stay. Guests will enjoy Grand Classic rooms with ensuites. Dinner will be served in the superb Chisholms Restaurant.


Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

We refer to our guides as CEOs…. Chief Experience Officers whose aim is to deliver you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs with an enthusiasm for their homeland. They are committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching and memorable walking experience.


Special tour through Jenolan Caves

The extra wow factor

On a Life’s An Adventure walk we always include wow factor’s to make your walk extra special. On arrival at Jenolan Caves, we include a guided tour of the amazing limestone formations of the caves.

Please note at present Jenolan Caves is not open due to COVID, a trip on Scenic World in Katoomba will be substituted instead until a safe COVID plan can be put in place for the caves.

Whilst on day 3 we stop at the charming Dryridge Estate Winery in the Megalong Valley, with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains escarpment this is a perfect place to relax and enjoy lunch, and wine tasting


Personalised Tours

A maxmium group of 12 people

We keep our group sizes small and personalised with a maximum of 12 guests per trip, we find this delivers a more personal service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.


Local Produce and wines

included on tour

On night one we will dine in Chisholm’s Restaurtant situated in the grand dining room. Head Chef Mark Livingston designs innovative modern cuisine with a twist featuring local produce. Enjoy a two-course meal accompanied by regional cuisine. See below for a typical menu.


  • Crisp skin Tasmanian salmon, sweet potato, riesling and almond sauce
  • Slow roast pork belly, bacon roast potatoes, pea puree and apple compote
  • Pot roast chicken breast with tomato, olives and Tunisian couscous (g)
  • Shiraz braised lamb shank, potato mash, broccolini and hazelnut salad
  • Eggplant, with Spanish spiced chickpeas, kale and sweetcorn puree (veg)
  • Braised fennel, with radicchio, pea, semi-dried tomato risotto, honey roasted walnuts (v) (veg opt)
  • Char grilled Oberon Black Angus tenderloin, french fries, arugulas and Bearnaise sauce
  • Char grilled Oberon Black Angus scotch, caves watercress, mash and hunters sauce


  • Warm orange and almond cake, with chantilly cream
  • Lemon curd tart, candied orange syrup and chocolate ice cream (g)
  • Deep pan apple pie, custard and vanilla ice cream (g)
  • Vanilla bean crème brûlée, with lemon myrtle shortbread (g/gf opt)
  • Chocolate and coffee opera torte, with macerated strawberries (g)
  • Plat fromage of local and imported cheeses, lavosh (g, gf opt)

On night you will enjoy a more simple yet hearty meal at the Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse with wine included with dinner. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.




Flexible walking

Option to chooser a shorter walk

Don’t feel like walking as far as your walking partner? Don’t worry, with this walk you have the flexibility to choose a shorter walking option on days 2 and 3. On day 2 we can pick you up along the trail and whisk you off to our accommodation for an early swim. Whilst on day 3, our support vehicle can meet you at the winery after lunch and take you to Katoomba avoiding the last hill of the day!


21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our happy clients come back and travel with us time and time again.


Genuinely all inclusive

You wont even need to pay credit card fees

We provide a genuinely all-inclusive experience. When you travel with us you won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items not included in your tour, such as meals, wine and activities, everything is taken care of.  We don’t even charge you extra for credit card fees!


NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
The Historic Six Foot Track Walk

PLEASE NOTE: The below itinerary and prices are for Sept 2021 to May 2022 departures. This itinerary includes the pre- tour night in Katoomba. Note if you are a rescheduled booking or have booked prior to 13 August 2021, your tour will be a 3 day / 2 night walk and you will not receive a night in Katoomba at the start of your tour or breakfast on day 1.


Your 3-day / 3-night walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free walk with your overnight luggage transported every day
  • Accommodation 1 night at The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
  • Accommodation 1 night at the Six Foot Track eco Bunkhouse at Coxs River
  • Accommodation 1 night at historic Jenolan Caves House
  • Local winery lunch with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains escarpment
  • 3 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • 2 packed lunches to eat on the trail
  • 3 x Dinners featuring local produce
  • 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 your walk
  • No Credit Card Fees
Arrival Day: Katoomba
The Historic Six Foot Track Walk

Today is an arrival day. Make your own way to the historic Carrington Hotel in the heart of Katoomba, a local landmark. You will be staying in a Colonial Room (king or twin). Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful town. Tonight enjoy dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 1: Nellies Glen Katoomba to Coxs River
The Historic Six Foot Track Walk

MEETNG TIME: 8.30am Carrington Hotel foyer

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 10-minute transfer from the Carrington Hotel to the start of our walk. Afternoon: walk directly into our accommodation.

TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 16kms. 6 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade.

TERRAIN: The walk starts on a wide, well-formed gravel track before becoming a narrow, natural foot track and later using wide, gravel roads.. There is a steep descent with formed steps. Some sections of the track can be uneven with slippery rocks and there are some creek crossings and stiles (ladders over fences). The later part of the track is undulating.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Today’s walk can be shortened for those that don’t want to walk the full distance. Just chat to your guides at Dryridge winery during lunch and you can travel with the support vehicle to the accommodation.

WALKING ITINERARY: Meet your guides in the foyer of the Carrington Hotel Katoomba from here we transfer to the start of the trail. We make our way through the rainforest of Nellies Glen as we descend the Blue Mountains escarpment. Make sure you look up on the way to see the dramatic views above you. Walk through rural areas complete with horses that may come to the fence to say hello until 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 and wine tasting. After lunch, we follow the rolling green hills until we reach the pretty Coxs river. From here we cross the historic Bowtell Swing Bridge and exciting river crossing (for those that want to avoid the bridge our guide can help you cross the river an alternative way).  We follow along the banks of the river until we arrive at our accommodation at the Six Foot Track Eco Bunkhouse. This accommodation is ideally located on the trail. We have chosen this accommodation due to its location near the pretty Coxs River and the fact that the nearest accommodation from here is over an hour away’s drive away. The accommodation here is a basic bunkhouse overlooking the trees with an outdoor entertaining area and fireplace. As they are off the grid there is no power or running water. The accommodation has a basic camp shower, however there is nothing better than after a day’s walk taking a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Coxs River below. Afterwards, sit on the deck and take in the serenity whilst dinner is cooked for you. Tonight enjoy a hearty dinner served with wine prepared by your guides. The beds at the Eco Bunkhouse are large bunk beds with privacy curtains in the one room with sheets and blankets. Guests have the option of upgrading to their own dome tent and mattress which will be set up for you when you arrive below the bunkhouse near the river.

6 Foot Track Pack-Free Walk Day 3

Day 2: Coxs River to Black Range
The Historic Six Foot Track Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: walk directly from our accommodation to the trail. Afternoon: 15 minutes transfer to our accommodation.

TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 17kms. 6 hours walking with breaks. Medium to Hard grade.

TERRAIN: “6ft” wide undulating trail with a firm surface and lots of uphills. 800m cumulative ascent for the day.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Today’s walk can be shortened for those that don’t want to walk the full distance. Just chat to your guides before setting out this morning and we will arrange our support vehicle to drop you off later avoiding the morning 400m uphill and allowing you to have a relaxing morning at Coxs River.

WALKING ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast on the deck before we set out on our walk. Today has many uphill sections so walking poles will come in handy as we will be asscending 800 metres over the course of the day. Our morning walk will be the most challenging of the day. We follow the 6ft wide trail as it snakes it way up the hill passing through wooded country to Mini Mini saddle where we stop for lunch. Make sure you stop often to see the views back over the valley as you make your way up to Black Range. Once we reach Black Range our guide will transfer us down to Jenolan Caves House for our evening stay. 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.

6 Foot Track Pack-Free Walk Day 2

Day 3: Jenolan Caves to Black Range
The Historic Six Foot Track Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: walk directly from your accommodation to the track. Afternoon: 1 hour transfer from Black Range to the Carrington Hotel Katoomba.

TRAIL DETAILS: Approximately 10.1kms. 4 hours walking with breaks. Grade: Medium grade.

TERRAIN: There is a steep ascent at the start of the day and other small ascents and descents throughout the day. Total cumulative ascent of 250m. The track has a formed, firm gravel surface ranging from a wide foot track to old 4WD trails. 

FLEXIBLE ITINERARY: For those not wishing to do a cave tour this morning our guides will take you on a walk around the Blue Lake.

WALK ITINERARY:  This morning 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. After we start our walk for the day. (Please note at present Jenolan Caves is not open due to COVID, a trip on Scenic World in Katoomba will be substituted instead until a safe COVID plan can be put in place for the caves). Today’s walk we will do in the reverse direction to save any backtracking and walk from the caves to Black Range. We make our way to Carlotta Arch above the caves area for some fantastic photo opportunities then hike to Binoomera Ridge through the peaceful bushland. Along the way, we will pass the lawns of the Jenolan Cottages a favourite stomping ground for a mob of kangaroos. We finally arrive at Black Range where our journey ends. From here we will be transferred back to Katoomba the end of a magnificent journey.

Finish time: Approximately 5.00pm

6 Foot Track Pack-Free Walk Day 1

Tour Availability

We run regular monthly tours from September to April every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Check below to see if your preferred departure has a special savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

14 Oct 2021AvailableEarlybird Saving
28 Oct 2021AvailableEarlybird Saving
11 Nov 2021AvailableEarlybird Saving
25 Nov 2021AvailableEarlybird Saving
2 Dec 2021AvailableEarlybird Saving
24 March 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving
7 April 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving
5 May 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving


Date of your choice is available for groups of 10-12 people. Subject to availability.
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Tour Prices

Earlybird savings available now - save $200 per person

Earlybird savings of $200 per person on specific departures this season. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).

Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

$ 1499 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

 Sept 2021 to May 2022

Earlybird Special Price*…$1499
Normal Price………………. $1699

Earlybird prices are available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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Sept 2021 to May 2022

Earlybird Special Price*…$1399
Normal Price………………. $1599

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Departure of your choice subject to availability.

Sept 2021 to May 2022

Earlybird Special Price*…$1399
Normal Price………………. $1599


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The following extras can be purchased with your tour

3 day / 3 night walk Single Supplement:
Your own room at The  Carrington Hotel and Jenolan Caves House. You may also have your own tent at the Six Foot Track Bunkhouse however single accommodation inside the bunkhouse is not available. Price: $385

FlexiWalk Add-On – Cancel for Any Reason:
Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. Price: $169 per person. See conditions below for full details.

COVID Booking Guarantee

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Discount Information

  • PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.
  • EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS PRICES: Refunds and cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot 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. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the 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, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • 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.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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