Katoomba Area - Six Foot Track

Wind through state forests and the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park along the challenging 45km 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.

Six Foot Track - Katoomba - Blue Mountains

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.

Exploring the Jenolan Caves - Oberon Area