Gold Adventurous Journey
Six Foot Track
Blue Mountains National Park

Gold Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey - Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains
Gold Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey - Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains
Dates
20 Sep 2021 to 23 Sep 2021 Book
Price $440.00 p/p
Ages 16 - 24
Region Blue Mountains, nsw
Program
Essentials
Detailed Information

SUPERVISORS:

Supervisors are qualified in First Aid, have Working with Children clearance and carry emergency communication equipment.

MEETING PLACE:
Katoomba Station
Goldsmith Place
Katoomba NSW 2780
(GPS: -33.711864, 150.311328)

On the Katoomba (south) side of the station, just after exiting the pedestrian tunnel, are some shops with a covered area. The first shop on the right is Café Expresso, the next one is Aussie Tours Travel Centre. We will meet out the front of here
MEETING TIME: 9:00am

END POINT:

Katoomba Station
Goldsmith Place
Katoomba NSW 2780
(GPS: -33.711864, 150.311328)
END TIME: Approx 4pm

Itinerary

Day 1: Nellies Glen (Katoomba) to Coxs River Campground

Grid reference of Campsite: 386 628
Distance: 18kms.
Grading: hard

Meet at Katoomba station then head to Norths Lookout, West of the station. The track is made up of steep steps and occasionally crosses small sections of creek. The track turns West then SW to meet the Bowtells Swing Bridge. A pretty cool bridge that bounces and swings as you cross it. Cox’s River Campsite provides a shelter, water (rain tank or creek – treat before drinking either), picnic tables, toilet and a flat grassed camping area with excellent access to the river.

Day 2: Coxs River to Black Range Campground

Grid reference of Campsite: 266 611
Distance: 19km.
Grading: hard

From the shelter, this walk heads up the hill, parallel with the creek and the large power lines above. The track passes through two minor creeks and heads uphill, to turn steeply left around a spur, then passing a stockyard (Kiangatha Yards) on the right. From the Black Range Rd intersection, this walk heads northwest down the hill to follow parallel to the power lines. The large intersection is signmarked with ‘Six Foot Track’ markers. The track leads for approximately 100m to a large fenced camping ground on the right with a shelter and toilet facilities – Black Range Camping Area. The well-maintained campsite has table, shelter, toilets, rainwater tank and information boards. The campsite is a large fenced grassy area. The tank water should be treated before use

Day 3: Black Range to Alum Creek Campground

Grid reference of Campsite: 350 607
Distance: 12.8km.
Grading: medium

From Black Range Campsite you will head back the way you came on day 2. It’s a good idea to look back on day 1 and 2 to make it easier for your back tracking on day 3 and 4. Head SE along Black Range Road until you reach the large intersection heading NE. As you zig zag in every direction you will come across Alum Creek Camping ground. Signposted as ‘Alum Creek Reserve’, this flat grassy area, off the side of Glen Chee Road (part of the six foot track), is the quietest of the three official campsites on the Six Foot Track. There are no facilities provided but the flat campsite is in a well-protected valley and Little River down the road is a fairly reliable water supply (needs treating before use).

Day 4: Alum Creek to Nellies Glen (Katoomba)

18kms.
Grading: medium to hard.

Start your day out heading North towards Cox’s river. Pass past your first campsite and along the Cox river before heading through the private paddocks. Remember the few creek crossings and to fill your water up for the journey back to Norths lookout and into Katoomba.

What to bring

You need to bring all the food and gear you require for the entire journey. The registration fee for your journey DOES NOT include:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Stove and food
  • Backpack
  • Compass
  • Other personal items
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