How often do you run the trek?
The trek will usually depart monthly.
Because of high temperatures in the Blue Mountains and fire risks, we generally cease operating our Six Foot Track trek over the hotter summer months. Please also check our Facebook and Instagram feeds because we also announce new trek dates there as well.
How hard is the trek?
The trek itself is not considered all that difficult from a terrain perspective. There are some challenging sections as you get closer to Coxs River on the first day, and on the last day as you make your way up the escarpment to finish the trek at Explorers Tree. There is a fair bit of downhill walking on the first day, which we believe is better than going uphill, which is why we are able to comfortably do the trek in two days, vs three days going from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. There is a support vehicle with the team for most of the way, so this is considered a trek that most people could actually attempt. Our biggest recommendation is to wear comfortable walking shoes or boots that won't cause you any major issues.
What is the accommodation like on Saturday night?
The Six Foot Track Eco Lodge accommodation on Coxs River is a dorm style large room with double bunks. For privacy and comfort. we generally book the 12 person cabin just for our team. Because the eco lodge is limited in communication and gets busy during parts of the season, this arrangement is subject to change. If the accommodation arrangements are changed by the ecolodge and we don't get the private cabin, we will compensate you accordingly with a discount voucher that can be used on any of our treks by you, family or friends. The shower and toilet are outside but are well maintained, clean and private. The showers are very basic and it's generally cold water. Many trekkers elect to go for a swim in Coxs River if we arrive with plenty of daylight hours to spare and the weather is warm enough.
What type of food do we eat?
There will be plenty of food on the trek. You will receive a snack pack on the morning that we leave Jenolan Caves that will contain snack type foods and fruit that you can eat during the day. We have designed this snack pack as an energy supplement on top for the main meals that are served during the trek. For morning tea, we will serve tea and coffee and snacks. For lunch on the first day, we provide packed sandwiches and also serve tea and coffee.
On Saturday night for dinner, our hosts at the Six Foot Track Eco Lodge Pavel & Lucie will cater for dinner that is generally a slow-cooked goulash with rice and potato. Sunday morning breakfast is also catered by the eco lodge with a buffet style hot breakfast that is pretty amazing. You will also be provided with additional snack foods to get you through to the end of the trek. Morning tea will also be served at Megalong Valley, but because we usually arrive at Explorers Tree around 1:30 PM, so lunch is not provided. Most people either get some lunch in Katoomba, or stop on the way home for the food of their choice after a weekend of trekking.
If you have a dietary requirement, we will cater for you with yummy alternatives, so please make sure that you let us know about your dietary requirements on the adventure booking form. You will be taken through to our adventure booking form after you check out and pay for the trek.
What facilities are at the Six Foot Track Eco Lodge?
The eco lodge serves alcoholic beverages.
There is no mobile phone reception at the ecolodge.
Are there toilets along the way?
We will also provide a toilet facility briefing at Jenolan Caves before we head off.
On day one, there are a few toilets facilities along the route. Most of the toilet facilities are fairly basic, mainly outhouse type facilities. There are toilets at Jenolan Caves before we head off, toilets at Jenolan Cottages, and toilets at Black Range Camp Group where we have a late morning tea. From there through to lunch though, there are no established toilet facilities. The next facilities after lunch are at Alum Creek Camp Ground and then the eco lodge where will be spending the first night.
On day two, there are no established facilities from when we leave the eco lodge right through to Explorers Tree, so a bush stop would be required. We have biodegradable toilet paper and shovel if required.
Why use Peak Potential Adventures?
Our guides and the way we run our trek are second to none. You will only get very experienced guides on our treks that you can trust. We pride ourselves on ensuring that everyone has a positive, rewarding and safe experience. We leave nothing to chance in our preparation and are always thinking about our client's safety and enjoyment during the trek.
How many people on this trek?
This trek is limited to a maximum of 12 people.
How fit do I need to be and can I get fit?
Anyone should be able to undertake this adventure with a reasonable level of fitness and health. You will only be required to carry a daypack, and in some cases, you may not be carrying a daypack at all because the support vehicle on many sections will be following the team. So, if you can walk with regular rests over the first-day distance of 30km with a light day pack, you'll comfortably complete this adventure itinerary. We have had many people through this trek now of varying degrees of fitness, age and preparation who have completed the trek.
We are qualified personal trainers, so we can assess your current fitness levels and provide a training program that would be suited to complete this trek comfortably. 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.
What equipment will I require?
The equipment list is on the website under additional information. Once you have reviewed the list, we will then discuss with you your equipment requirements and budget. For most people who complete this trek, the essential piece of equipment is comfortable shoes or boots that provide excellent support.
Can I trek safely if I have allergies or a medical condition?
It all depends on the allergy or the medical condition, but we would strongly suggest that you speak to your doctor first before making a booking. If it is a food allergy, that will be no problem because that can be catered for by the ecolodge or ourselves who will be preparing our food. Please just let us know on the adventure booking form so we can make adjustments and arrange alternatives for what you can't eat.
Can I pay a deposit and pay the rest before departure?
Yes, we only require a 50% part payment to secure your position on the trek if the trek is more than 60 days out with the full balance payable 60 days before departure. If the trek is departing within 60 days, full payment will be required when you book.
Is there a credit and debit card payment surcharge?
Yes, if you book using the credit or debit card Stripe payment gateway, there will be a 1.6% surcharge. You can avoid this 1.6% surcharge by electing to do a bank transfer in the payment option.
What happens if I need to cancel?
Please read our booking terms and conditions for specific policy details.
Booking Terms and Conditions
Will I get access to photos and media content?
Yes, any photos that are taken by the Peak Potential Adventures team during the Six Foot Track trek will be shared with you via our corporate Google Drive.
With this link, you will be able to view and download and save any of the photos.