• Cross the famous Bowtell swing bridge over Coxs River

  • Trek with great people who love the outdoors

  • Enjoying the challenge and achievement

  • Take a dip in the beautiful rock pools

  • Be surrounded by beautiful lanscapes

  • Have a well earned nights rest at the tranquil eco lodge

  • You are fully supported from start to finish

  • Enjoy the beautiful bush settings

SIX FOOT TRACK TREK – NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Day Pack Free Weekend Trek

Imagine for a moment!

You stand at the top of Explorers Tree just outside of Katoomba, which is said to be marked with the initials of explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson and dated 1813. You are part of a team that has shared a 46km overnight weekend trek from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba through the beautiful and sometimes challenging Six Foot Track in the Blue Mountains.

You have walked, slept and ate in a landscape of ancient rainforests, meadows, spectacular ranges and peaceful valleys. Your adventure immersed you in experiences of beauty, joy, struggle, achievement and friendship. At that moment of reflection, at that moment of achievement, the emotion of reaching your goal is amazing … YOU FEEL ALIVE!

TREK SUMMARY

Trek over The Six Foot Track from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba (46km).

There are only 10 positions available on each monthly trek

Peak Potential Adventures is offering you the opportunity to join this exclusive fully supported trek on The Six Foot Track in The Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

The Six Foot Track from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in The Blue Mountians , is one of New South Wales most historic walks. The trek is both challenging and fun based on the program that Peak Potential Adventures has designed. The trek is fully supported, so all you have to do is bring some basic equipment like comfortable walking shoes, a warm jacket and pants and enjoy the scenery, the challenge, the serenity and the great company of like-minded people on this two day weekend trek.

The Six Foot Track is an adventure that delivers a remarkable experience of an historic Australian trek. You can choose to do it as a stand-alone adventure, use it as a foundation experience for future multi-day treks, or incorporate it into a training plan for multi-day treks in Australian and overseas destinations. The Six Foot Track has some challenging features that make it similar in grade to other adventures offered by Peak Potential Adventures in Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and The Overland Track in Tasmania.

The Six Foot Track will provide a good introduction to endurance trekking and if completed, participants will be prepared mentally and physically for bigger multi-day treks. The trek includes access to a support vehicle and it’s important to note that this adventure is not just about the challenge – it will be fun and deliver moments that you will remember for the rest of your life. Overnight accommodation will be in a beautiful, private and peaceful eco cottage on the Coxs River and the trek package includes a delicious three-course dinner and cooked breakfast the following morning. Lunch is also provided for the second day of the trek. At the end of the trek in Katoomba the team will enjoy a few ales at the local pub and share some stories.

Highlights

  • Stay overnight at Katoomba before the trek.
  • Stunning views of Black Range and Blue Mountains.
  • Enjoy close encounters with some of the local wildlife, flora and fauna.
  • Stay in a beautiful private eco cottage on the Coxs River.
  • Relax in your private eco cottage and enjoy the natural peace and serenity.
  • Enjoy a three course meal at the end of the first day.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow trekkers and adventurers.
  • Celebrate with your fellow trekkers in Katoomba at the end of the trek.

Trek Cost – $495.00 fully inclusive 

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Trek Duration – 2 days – Saturday and Sunday

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Trek Dates – Departs most months

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Physical Grade – Moderate

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 (Saturday) – Meet in Katoomba 6.30am or Jenolan Caves 7.45am.

Jenolan Caves to Coxs River – (about 8-9 hours trekking)

The trek will start at around 8.00am at Jenolan Caves once the team is organised. The team will trek up the right of the Jenolan Caves Conservation Area which is a steep feature as we climb out of Jenolan Caves. After about 4km, we will pass Kiaora Hill as we make our way along Jenolon Caves Road for around another 3.5km before crossing the road and heading into the forest towards the Black Range Camping Ground which will be another 2.5km’s trekking. We will have a morning tea break at Black Range Camping Area before heading off along Black Range Road. This section is about 8.7km. We will break for lunch along this section before we take on the steep downhill section that will wind its way down the range for about 4.3km when we will hit Alum Creek Camping Ground. Some the views along these sections are stunning. We will rest at Alum Creek and have a good break before we take on the big 2km uphill feature coming out of Alum Creek. This feature is challenging as we will have clocked up around 23km when we have to negotiate it, but a lot of the trekking has been on the flat or downhill, so we should have energy in reserve at this stage. Once we are over the steep feature called the Mini Mini Saddle, we will trek down another steep section for about 4km into our final destination for the day at Coxs River. Tonight we will be staying in our private eco cottage and will enjoy a beautifully cooked three course meal and sit around and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful setting. After dinner, play cards, chat, read a book or just sit and realx, the choice is yours.

Day 2 (Sunday) – Coxs River to Katoomba (about 5-6 hours trekking)

Today is a shorter day, but we will wake at 6.00am to have a delicious cooked breakfast. We will aim to head off toward Katoomba from the cottage around 7.30am. Lunch will also be provided. We will head off and not too far from the cottage, we will walk across the famous Bowtells Swing Suspension Bridge that goes over the Coxs River. The views in this area are magnificent. After we navigate the bridge, we will continue for another 4.5km before we come over a hill feature and will be treated to amazing sweeping views out to the Blue Mountains and Katoomba….we are getting closer now. We will see the Dryridge Vineyard on our right as we head towards the Megalong Cemetary. We will have a break here and refuel with water and food before we head  towards the Megalong Village which is another 3.7km away. We will have another quick break around here before we take on the last section, which will take us 4.6km up through Nellies Glen and then up to the very steep section which we now call “Dummy Spit Hill” which comes out eventually at the top at Explorers Tree. Congratulations!! From here we will head into Katoomba to have a celebratory drink before heading home.

Peak Potential Adventures has negotiated preferential pricing for your team members in Katoomba at the following hotels if you would like to stay on either the Friday night before the trek or Sunday night after the trek.

The Carrington Hotel – (02) 4782 1111 (Please mention that you are part of the Peak Potential Adventures Six Foot Track trek team).

The Echo Point Motor In – (02) 4782 2088 (Please mention that you are part of the Peak Potential Adventures Six Foot Track trek team).

The Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat – (02) 4782 2155 (Please mention that you are part of the Peak Potential Adventures Six Foot Track trek team).

If you are looking for things to do in Katoomba before or after The Six Foot Track trek, please explore the Visit NSW Katoomba website.

If you are looking for things to do in broader Blue Mountains area before or after The Six Foot Track trek, please explore the Visit NSW Blue Mountains website.

Please also check out online booking websites like Booking.com or Wotif for accommodation specials in the Katoomba or Blue Mountains area.

TREK MAP

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay overnight at Katoomba before the trek.
  • Stunning views of Black Range and Blue Mountains.
  • Enjoy close encounters with some of the local wildlife, flora and fauna.
  • Stay in a beautiful private eco cottage on the Coxs River.
  • Relax in your private eco cottage and enjoy the natural peace and serenity.
  • Enjoy a three course meal at the end of the first day.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow trekkers and adventurers.
  • Celebrate with your fellow trekkers in Katoomba at the end of the trek.

TREK DATES

The trek will usually depart monthly.

When you click through to the booking form using the orange button further down the page, there will be a summary of the trek  departure dates and the available spots.

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Because of high temperatures in the Blue Mountains and fire risks, we generally cease operating our Six Foot Track trek over the hot summer months.

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TOTAL TREK COST AND INCLUSIONS

The total trek cost is $495 (includes GST).

Inclusions:

  • Australian guides with extensive outdoor and adventure experience
  • Transport to and from The Six Foot Track
  • Private eco cottage accomodation
  • 20 litre day pack
  • Wet weather multi fit poncho
  • All meals, drinks and snacks (fully catered three couse meal on the Saturday night and cooked breakfast Sunday morning)
  • Ongoing fitness training, support and advice
  • Support vehicle and logistics (support vehicle will follow the team each day)
  • Personal support and leadership on the trek from Shane and Darren
  • Emergency remote communications and group first aid kit.

(If you cannot participate in the trek for which you have paid, you will receive a credit for 12 months to join another Six Foot Track trek over that period).

TREK DURATION

The duration of the entire trek is 2 days. Generally Saturday and Sunday unless it’s a private booking with their own dates.

(If you decide to stay at accommodation in Katoomba before or after the trek, the duration will obviously change. The trek will start from Jenolan Caves at 8.00am on Saturday. Transport will be provided from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves on Saturday morning). 

IMPORTANT TIMES

  • Katoomba private bus pickup (Saturday) (Carrington Hotel 15-47 Katoomba St.) – 6.30am
  • Trek start time (Saturday) (Jenolan Caves) – 8.00am
  • Trek finish first day (Saturday) (Jenolan Caves to Coxs River) – Between 4.00pm – 5.00pm (about 8-9 hours trekking).
  • Trek start the second day (Sunday) – 7.30am
  • Trek finish second day (Sunday) (Coxs River to Explorers Tree) – On or before 1.30pm (about 5-6 hours trekking).

(These times may vary depending on the speed of the team, weather conditions, road conditions, length of breaks and if there are any medical or logistical issues. Please contact 0410 569 692 if there are any issues on the day).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Physical Grade: Moderately Challenging.

You should be able to walk at least 8-9 hours the first day with a light daypack weighing up to 3kg. Second day is 5-6 hours.

Anyone should be able to undertake The Six Foot Track trek with a reasonable level of fitness and health. Because we have a full time safety vehicle following the team, if we have any issues, members can be driven to the private eco cottage to rest up for the final day. The first day is really the toughest part of the trek as it is an 8-9 hour day depending on the teams speed. The second day back to Katoomba will be around 5-6 hours trekking depending on the teams speed. If you are unsure, please contact the Peak Potential Adventures team to discuss your situation and to see if this trek is suited to you.

(Most of the gear will be carried in the support vehicle that will follow the team over the two days of trekking. The route is mostly flat and downhill on the first day, which is the longest section of the two day trek. Times will vary depending on team speed).

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Peak Potential Adventures will provide some gear, but you will require some gear.

  • Comfortable hiking or walking shoes
  • Warm jacket and pants
  • Toiletries
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses (preferably polarized)
  • Day pack (Peak Potential Adventures will provide a 20 litre Denali pack if you don’t have one)
  • Rain gear (Peak Potential Adventures will provide a rain poncho that is multi fit)
  • Snacks (Peak Potential Adventures will provide snacks, but you may have a personal favourite chocolate bar etc.).
  • Sunscreen (Peak Potential Adventures will provide a large pump, but you may wish to carry your own tube)
  • Hand sanitiser. (Peak Potential Adventures will provide a large pump, but you may wish to carry your own bottle)

The basics: (You will need comfortable walking shoes/boots, a jumper and warm pants, toiletries, sunglasses and sunscreen. Peak potential Adventures will provide a 20 litre daypack, rain poncho, food, water, and other logistics support like private transport to Jenolan Caves and from Explorers Tree back into Katoomba at the end of the trek).

SIX FOOT TRACK HISTORY

In 1884, a government survey party was appointed by the NSW Premier, the Hon. Alexander Stuart to find a horse track from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The group left Sydney on 24 March 1884 and the following day descended the Katoomba cliffs at Narrowneck into the Megalong Valley. It was soon thought that Black’s Ladder might provide better access, so the party blazed a fresh route from the Megalong Creek to the Explorers Tree. The party then marked a route to Coxs River and a second base camp was established at Little River.

From there a route was found which ascended the Black Range. They reached Jenolan Caves on 3 April 1884 having taken 11 days to mark the original 26 miles (about 42km). NSW Parliament consequently granted 2,500 pounds for the tracks construction. Travellers could now ride from Katoomba to the caves in less than eight hours. The new track became popular until around 1904 when a road link from Megalong Valley to Blackheath was opened. This new road provided improved access to the valley and horse and bollock teams were more easily used for the transport of goods.

By the 1930’s motor vehicles became more popular and the number of people using the track declined and sections of the original track were converted to roads and fire trails. In the 1960’s, an unsuccessful attempt was made to construct a fire trail/road through Nellies Glen by dumping spoil from a quarry. A new track has been made on the regrowth area. A diversion to access the Black Range camping ground has increased the distance to 46 kilometres.

LOOKING AFTER THE ENVIROMENT

The aim for trekkers/walkers and campers is to leave no sign of your presence in the environment.

  • Avoid any disturbances to plants, animals, rock formations, and cultural features.
  • Carry out all rubbish – do not burn or bury foil, plastic, or food scraps.
  • Use toilets where provided, or bury human waste well from any watercourse. (Do not enter private lands outside the 20 metre track corridor).
  • Use a bushwalking stove instead of a fire. The lighting of fires is not permitted anywhere along The Six Foot Track at any time of the year.

Protect water quality – do not wash up or use detergents, soaps, or toothpaste near any watercoures.

JOINING THE TEAM

If you’re interested in joining the team on this exciting Six Foot Track Trek, please click on the orange ‘BOOK THE SIX FOOT TRACK TREK NOW’ button below for the trek date that you would like to participate in, and go through and complete the booking form and complete your payment.

ACCESS TO PHOTOS

Any photos that are taken by the Peak Potential Adventures team  during the trek will be shared with you via Dropbox. This is a free file/folder sharing service up to 2GB which is usually enough space for any photos that we have taken during the trek. If the photo folder is more than 2GB, we will reduce the quality of the photos. The quality will still be more than enough to share on social media etc.

If you don’t already have a Dropbox account, please click here to go through to their signup page. We would recommend using the same email address to signup that you used on the trek booking form because we will generally use that email address when we share the photo folder. Once you have shared access to the photo folder, you will be able to download any photos in that folder.

We will usually delete the folder after a month after the trek to free up our available file storage.

SAFETY AND REGULATION REQUIREMENTS

Safety and Regulation Requirements

All Peak Potential Adventures leaders who guide on the Six Foot Track are first aid qualified

Our team uses both short and long range communication equipment that includes, UHF radios, epirbs and satellite devices like SPOT, or a satellite phone for more remote sections

Peak Potential Adventures in approved an authorised to operate their Six Foot Track adventure by NSW Crown Lands

Peak Potential Adventures holds public liability insurance of $10 million through Aon Risk Services.

FURTHER INFORMATION?

If you have any further questions or would like more information about our Six Foot Track trek.

You can contact our team at admin@peakpotential.net.au

You can also get in contact with us on our Facebook and Instragram feeds.

Alternatively, please click here to go through to our contact page.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIOINS

Please read carefully the terms and the conditions of contract. In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound to these conditions, which constitute the agreement between Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd. The conditions apply to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions unless they are set out in the Booking Form, or are otherwise agreed to in writing by the parties. Previous dealings with the parties will not vary these conditions. No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by the person so authorised by Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd.

How to Book:

To participate in a Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd adventure, you must pay a non-refundable registration fee including GST to Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd.

Cancellations by you:

If you wish to cancel your adventure, you must notify Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd in writing. In the event that you cancel your adventure, you are given the option of transferring to another adventure over the next 12 month period. The transferred adventure must be taken within 12 months, or your deposit or full payment for the adventure will be forfeited. If there are too few participants on the adventure that you have booked, or for any other reason that Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd has to cancel the adventure, you shall be refunded any monies paid to Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd, or be given the option to transfer to another adventure.

Disclaimer: You accept that:

Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd reserves the right to refuse my application to register. The decision is final and binding. Should my application be refused my full registration fee will be refunded to me. My registration for the adventure will take effect once my payment is received. Places are limited on our adventures and are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Release and waiver of liability:

In consideration of Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd accepting your application and in consideration of you being permitted by Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd to join the adventure; You waive any and all claims now or in the future against Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd, its officers, employees, agents or representatives (“their staff”) and release from all liability and agree not to sue Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd or its staff for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss sustained as a result of participation in the adventure. You acknowledge that this is a wilderness adventure and accept all the inherent risks associated with such an adventure and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting there from. To the extent permitted by law section 74 of the trade practices act 1974 does not apply to this contract. To participate an adventure as a requirement, you must also complete and sign the liability waiver provided by Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd.

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In order to be able to supply a service to you Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd will need to collect certain information from you, some of which may be of personal nature. The information may be disclosed to, or collected on our behalf by our service providers to enable the services to be provided, but will not be used for any other purpose.

Bookings made in Victoria:

This condition and the following statutory warning apply if the booking is made in Victoria. Sections 32J and 32JA of the Fair Trading Act 1999 Victoria (as amended) do not apply to this contract, being a contract for the supply of recreational services.

WARNING UNDER THE FAIR TRADING ACT 1999

Under the provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1999 several conditions are implied into contracts for the supply of certain goods and services. These conditions mean that the supplier named on this form is required to ensure that the recreational services it supplies to you are:

·  Rendered with due care and skill; and

·  As fit for the purpose for which they are commonly brought as is reasonable to expect in the circumstances; and

·  Reasonably fit for any particular purpose or might reasonably be expected to achieve any result you have made known to the supplier.

Under section 37N of the Fair Trading Act 1999, the supplier is entitled to ask you to agree that these conditions do not apply to you. If you sign this form, you will be agreeing that your rights to sue the supplier under the Fair Trading Act 1999 if you are killed or injured because the services were not rendered with due care and skill or they were not reasonably fit for their purpose, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in this form.

NOTE: The change to your rights, as set out in this form, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on the supplier’s part. “Gross negligence” is defined in the Fair Trading (Recreational Services) regulations 2004.

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This agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties will be construed and taken effect in accordance with and governed by the laws of: Victoria, in the case of a booking made in the state of Victoria, or NSW, in the case of a booking made elsewhere in Australia Peak Potential Adventures Pty Ltd ABN: 35 119 012 396.

I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and that I understand and agree with the above terms and conditions.

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PAYMENT?

When you book an adventure with us, your funds go into an adventure holding bank account until such time the adventure is definitely going ahead. If an adventure does not go ahead for some reason like bad weather or not enough participants, we will refund you in full.

Please also read our full booking terms and conditions.

Trek testimonials

Mark HendersonThe Six Foot Track adventure was a great challenge. 

It was great to get out of my comfort zone and do something that pushed me physically. Being up in the Blue Mountains for two days, and meandering among some amazing scenery, all while getting “gains”, and being out with some friends and fellow explorers made for a brilliant experience. The two-day trek is one that pushes the boundaries, making you work hard to beat it. With rough terrain, hills and valleys, all part of the journey, the Six Foot Track is a challenge worth tackling.

It was awesome to get up there with the Peak Potential Adventures team, Shane, Darren and Mitch, who made the whole thing possible. Thanks so much for pushing me guys – it would have been tough to get through it without all of the encouragement, confidence and support from you.

Highlights of the trek included beating Heartbreak Hill on day one, to make our way to the beautiful Eco Lodge, and relaxing in the cool water, which was well deserved after the 30km trek through the mountains on day one of  the Six Foot Track.  The suspension bridge, which really kicked off day two was a lot of fun and made for a great photography spot, while the final challenge of the trek, “Dummy Spit Hill,” made me work to finish. It was tough, but beating it was so, so sweet.

 For me, the Six Foot Track adventure with Peak Potential Adventures is (hopefully) just the beginning of adventures to come.

Mark HendersonSix Foot Track - New South Wales

Jenny-Hocking-Six-Foot-TrackI believe that each of us have our ‘own mountains to climb’. For me  the Six Foot Track trek enabled me to say that age is a number and with a healthy body and mind you can achieve  what you want to do, if you just get out there and do it.

The two day overnight  trek from Jenolan caves to Katoomba (30kms on day 1 and 16 on day 2) enabled me to see some magnificent countryside, overcome my fear of all things wobbly and high (suspension bridge) and challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone.

Darren and Shane (Peak Potential Adventures) are a dynamic team who ensured that through their expertise and forward planning that we all could accomplish this trek.

I have no reservation in recommending this Six Foot Track trek to those who want to explore the Blue Mountains whilst challenging oneself. Many laughs were had (thank you Shane), the food was great, the sleepover at the Eco Lodge pleasant (thank you Willi).

The Six Foot Track trek with Peak Potentials Adventures was an experience that I am proud and pleased to have had and I am looking forward to experiencing more of the same with Darren and Shane. Hopefully the rest of team are thinking of more treks as they were a great group to be with!

Jenny HockingSix Foot Track - New South Wales

Luke Mansell - Six Foot TrackI had a great time doing the  the Six Foot Track trek with Peak Potential Adventures and is the perfect trek to train for something bigger or simply to unplug for the weekend.

The Six Foot Track trek run by Peak Potential Adventures is an overnight weekend trek that goes from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in The Blue Mountains and covers a total distance of 46km over the two days.

We stayed overnight in a private eco lodge that was nestled on the beautiful Cox River and were treated to a beautifully cooked dinner and breakfast the next morning.

Shane and Darren are a pleasure to deal with and truly experts in their field with attention to detail, safety and service second to none.

The Six Foot Track is both fun and challenging over two days with plenty of food to keep the energy up and comfortable overnight accommodation.

Great bunch of people and enjoyment was had by all. I would highly recommend this adventure.

Luke MansellSix Foot Track - New South Wales