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Six Foot track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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A challenging 3-day hike, Six Foot track winds from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves, passing through Kanangra-Boyd National Park and state forests. This walk is managed by Crown Land.

46km one-way
Time suggested
3 days
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What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions, compass, personal locator beacon, sleeping bag, sturdy shoes, topographic map, tent
Please note
  • This track ismanaged by the NSW government - Crown Land. For detailed information about the track and closures phone Crown Land on: 1300 886 235.
  • If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands please fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.
  • There’s no public transport to or from Jenolan Caves. If you plan to finish this walk at Jenolan, please arrange your own transport.
  • Access to Jenolan is via Edith Road (2-Mile Road) only. This road is only suitable for vehicles smaller than a 12-seat minibus.
  • A minibus shuttle service can be arranged between Jenolan and the pick-up point for larger buses. Contact the Jenolan Caves office before you hike on 1300 76 33 11 to confirm cost and availability.
  • For more maps, visit this independent website about Six Foot track.
  • Check the weather before you set out as Six Foot track can become boggy when it rains.

Looking for an exhilarating adventure that will give your mind and body a hard yet exhilarating workout? The dynamic Six Foot track packs it all into a 3-day hike for enthusiastic bushwalkers. Winding through state forests and Kanangra-Boyd National Park, this historic track takes in heritage sites, heath, woodlands and rainforest, with several opportunities for excellent overnight camping. Cook up a hearty meal and enjoy some stargazing before falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Following an 1884 heritage horse track, this challenging walk starts near Katoomba. You'll pass cascading waterfalls and wild rivers into the Megalong Valley and village, before crossing a unique swing bridge, climbing the range and arriving at Jenolan Caves. Reward yourself with a comfortable night's accommodation there. You'll reach Binda Bush cabins first, approx. 4km from the Caves, or continue on and stay in the heart of the action at Jenolan Caves House or Jenolan Mountain Lodge. Book for a day or two, and do a Caves tour as well.

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like completing the entire Six Foot track, shorter sections can be undertaken.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Two women viewing a waterfall on a luxury Blue Mountains trekking trip with GirlsTrek. Photo: Helen Lucas © GirlsTrek

    Women’s 4-day Blue Mountains indulgence trek

    Enjoy 4 days of indulgence and scenic Blue Mountains views on a luxury trekking trip with GirlsTrek. You’ll explore Six Foot track in the company of an amazing group of women on this girls' getaway.


  • Exterior shot of Jenolan Caves House lit up at night, Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Jenolan Caves © DPE

    Jenolan Caves House

    Enjoy old world charm at iconic Jenolan Caves House, in the heart of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Stay at this historic grand hotel as you explore the spectacular caves and walks, near Oberon.

  • Exterior of Jenolan Mountain Lodge, daytime, Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Jenolan Caves © DPE

    Jenolan Mountain Lodge

    Base yourself at Jenolan Mountain Lodge, offering comfortable motel-style accommodation, when you explore the natural wonders of Jenolan Caves, near Oberon.

  • Exterior of Binda Bush cabins with grassy area and kangaroos, in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Keith Maxwell, A Shot Above Photography  © Keith Maxwell

    Binda Bush cabins

    Visiting Jenolan Caves? Stay at Binda Bush cabins, family friendly accommodation located around 4km from Australia's most spectacular caves in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve.

  • A group of visitors admire a pool of water in a limestone cave at Jenolan Caves. Photo: Jenolan Caves © DPE

    Jenolan Caves guided tours

    Book in for a tour of Jenolan Caves, in the Oberon area. Whether you're staying at the caves or visiting from the Blue Mountains or Sydney, it's worth the trip to see the world's oldest cave system.


Think Before You TREK

Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton