Six Foot track
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
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
- Trip Intention Form
It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.
- Personal Locator Beacon
Hire a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for free at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath.
- 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.
Tours and events at this location
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.
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.
Base yourself at Jenolan Mountain Lodge, offering comfortable motel-style accommodation, when you explore the natural wonders of Jenolan Caves, near Oberon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Katoomba area is always open but some locations may close at times due to maintenance, poor weather or fire danger.