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Six Foot Track Walk

Six Foot Track walk

3 day Pack Free walk

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.

A walking tour with all the creature comforts

A Pack Free Walk

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. 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!

Comfortable Accommodation
Having a comfortable place to rest is an important part of our walking experience. Spend two nights at the Valley View a cosy homestay with stunning views over the valley and an infinity pool.

Extra ‘Wow Factors’
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. 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
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.

Hearty meals featuring local produce and wines
Our guests will enjoy hearty home-style cooked meals featuring local produce at the house with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

 

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3 Day Six Foot Track Inclusions

Your 3-day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free walk with your overnight luggage transported every day
  • Accommodation 2 nights at Valley View homestay
  • Lunch day 3 at a local winery with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains escarpment
  • 2 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • 2 packed lunches to eat on the trail
  • 2 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 to Jenolan Caves to start your walk
  • No Credit Card Fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Jenolan Caves to Black Range
Six Foot Track Walk

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 Jenolan Caves where we enjoy a cave tour of these remarkable limestone formations. We enter the Temple of Baal Cave via the ‘Binoomea Cut’ along the 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 metres 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 our walk we start our walk on the Six Foot Track to Black Range. We pass the stunning Carlotta’s Arch overlooking Blue Lake and head up Binoomera Ridge. On the way, we will pass the pretty Jenolan Cottages a favourite stomping ground for mobs of kangaroos. Cross several fern gullies and creeks and forests of eucalypt before reaching Black Range Campground. Here our vehicle will meet us and transfer us to our accommodation for the night at the Valley View Homestay. This accommodation overlooks 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.

Day 2: Black Range to Coxs River
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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 Valley View Homestay. Sit on the deck and take in the stunning valley views or cool off after your walk with a swim in the pool. Tonight enjoy dinner featuring local produces and served with wine prepared by your guides.

Day 3: Coxs River to Nellies Glen, Katoomba
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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 take 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.

 

Tour Accommodation

Six Foot Track Walk
Six Foot Track Walk
Six Foot Track Walk

Nights 1 and 2

Valley View Homestay

Our two nights are spent at Jenolan Valley View, a charming house set on a hill with sweeping views over the stunning valley. Relax on the deck taking in the views or cool off in the pool after your day’s walk. At night depending on the weather we can relax outside for dinner or sitting around the fireplace.

Please note: accommodation style and standards do vary across our range of Australian tours based on the remoteness of each area. However, we always choose the best accommodation available, as close to the trail as possible. This is an extremely remote area and no 5-star hotels exist, however, the accommodation we have chosen is clean and comfortable. A 25 minute transfer is required day 1 from the end of the walk to the accommodation, whilst on night two a 45-minute transfer will be required.

Six Foot Track Walk
Six Foot Track Walk
Six Foot Track Walk

Bedding configurations:
Valley View has 4-5 bedrooms depending on group sizes.

Bedroom 1: 2 single beds
Bedroom 3: 2 singles beds
Bedroom 4: 3 singles beds
Bedroom 5: 3 single beds

There are 2 bathrooms in the house and guests will need to take turns using the facilities.

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Tour Availability

We run regular scheduled from September to May each year.
As availability is always changing you can check real-time availability on all our NSW walking tours below.

Departure Dates:
2019
18 October
15 November

2020
28 February
27 March
17 April
24 March

SPOT SPECIAL DATES:

2019
18th - 20th Oct
15th – 17th Nov
2020
28th Feb – 01st Mar
27th – 29th Mar
17th – 19th Apr

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GROUP BOOKINGS:
Groups of 8 can request a date of their choice, subject to availability. Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Spring Madness Sale - Save $300 per person when you book and pay in full by 30 September 2019. Past Passengers Save $400 per person.

Save $300 per person is available when you book and pay in full at time of booking by 30 September on any departure. (Past Passengers save $400 per person). Special conditions apply to Spring Madness savings - see details below.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 8 or can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


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$ 300 /p

Spring Madness price $899
Save $300 per person
Past Passenger Price $799 – Save $400 per person
Book & Pay in full at time of booking by 30 Sept 2019
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Normal Price  $1199
Past Passenger Price $1099.  Save $100 per person
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
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Private Group Spring Madness Price $849
Save $300 per person

The departure of your choice – subject to availability. Available for groups of 8 -10 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking by 30 Sept 2019.

Group of 8 or more Normal Price $1149
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously.

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Single Supplements

Unfortunately due to restricted rooms at Valley View single supplement accommodation is not available. Solo travellers will need to share with someone of the same gender.

Discount Information

  • PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: In order to receive the $100 Past Passenger Discount, you must state on your booking each tour you have been on with Life’s An Adventure and what year, so we can cross check these details for each client. Please note our Reservation staff will apply this discount manually, so select “Deposit Only”  at the booking checkout stage (even if choosing a Super Earlybird price) and will send you a payment link for the remaining payment once the discount is applied.
  • EARLYBIRD, SPRING MADNESS & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: 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.

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 NIB 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 deposit of $250 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 8 weeks 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.
  • Note: tours that fall over a public holiday will be more expensive than other seasonal dates to cover public holidays rates for staff.
  • Where a tour is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour.

Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085.
    (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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