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Six Foot walking track

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

A challenging 3-day hike, Six Foot walking track winds through state forests and Blue Mountains National Park from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves, passing rivers and waterfalls.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
46km one-way
Time suggested
3 days
Grade
Hard
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions, compass, personal locator beacon, sleeping bag, sturdy shoes, topographic map, tent
Please note
  • This walk is managed by the Department of Primary Industry - Crown land. For more information visit the Six Foot Track website
  • If you're planning a long hike or visiting a remote part of the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness, drop into the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath,  to complete a trip intention form and hire a personal locator beacon (PLB).
  • Check the weather before you set out as Six Foot walking 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 walking track packs it all into a three-day hike for enthusiastic bushwalkers. Winding through state forests and Blue Mountains National Park, this historic track takes in heritage sites, heath, woodlands, and rainforest, with several opportunities for excellent overnight camping.

Following an 1884 heritage horse track, this challenging walk starts near Katoomba, passing 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.

At night, cook up a hearty meal and enjoy some stargazing before falling asleep to the sounds of the bush. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like completing the entire walk, shorter sections can be undertaken.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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

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Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government