Six Foot Track

Highlights

Discover the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains on the winding Six Foot Track from Katoomba to the Jenolan Caves. Immerse yourself in the land’s history as you walk through the Megalong Valley, passing the site of the last recorded Gundungurra corroboree (Aboriginal dance ceremony). Find the secluded Boonie Doon Falls and view the steep cliff walls of Nellie's Glen.

Six Foot Track

Jenolan River near Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains

Wind through state forests and the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park along the challenging 45 km Six Foot Track. The route follows an 1884 heritage horse track and can be broken into day walks over three days, offering walkers changing landscapes of heath, woodlands and rainforest. Camp along the track at dedicated campgrounds - Old Ford Reserve, Cox's River, Black Range and Allum Creek - or pitch your tent in the peaceful bushland.

The track begins near Katoomba, passing waterfalls and wild rivers into the Megalong Valley and village, before crossing the Bowtells Swing Bridge, climbing the range, and arriving at Jenolan Caves. While making your way through the track, climb over the Mini Mini Saddle to the tracks highest point on the Black Range for scenic views over the mountains. You may spot kangaroos, wallaroos, echidnas, wombats, butterflies and some of the various bird species that live in the natural environments you journey through.

On the last day of your walk, descend into the Jenolan Caves, one of the world's oldest cave systems, dating back at least 340 million years. Tour the huge impressive Lucas Cave, follow an ancient river passage through the Imperial Cave, or observe the beautiful crystalline decorations of Orient Cave.

Visit the National Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information on the Six Foot Track.