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    Six Foot Track


    The Six Foot Track is one of Australia’s classic long-distance walks. Set in the World-heritage listed Blue Mountains region, experience the challenge of this 44-kilometre long trek as you journey down dramatic escarpments, across wide rivers and through remote bushland.

    This book uses a delightfully quirky and original format. The first half of the book presents walk directions running from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Turn the book upside down, and you can read walk directions running from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba.  Navigation and trip planning are made easy with full-colour maps and detailed walk statistics, including distance, total ascent and descent, walk grades and estimated times.


    The Six Foot Track also includes lots of information about the flora and fauna of the area, as well as local history and points of interest. Read about the construction of the suspension bridge over the Coxs River, find out about activities around Jenolan Caves or discover the story of the people who built this track more than 100 years ago. Full-colour photos highlight key attractions along the way.

    The Six Foot Track can be done in a blitz as a marathon run in a single day, as a challenging two-day hike, or as a more relaxed three-day walk. This book outlines the logistics of all three of these options, including details about accommodation along the way, public transport at either end of the way, and what you’ll need to take with you to ensure a safe and comfortable adventure.


    This book is published by Woodslane Press as part of Australia’s bestselling series of walking guides. The author Matt McClelland and his WildWalks team are highly experienced walkers and have walked the track several times. 

    Matt McClelland has been a keen walker all of his life, and spends many weeks each year exploring the Australian bush. Matt is also the founder of, a website providing free, expert information about hundreds of bushwalks around NSW. He is also the author of Best River & Alpine Walks around Mount Koscuiscko and Best Bush & Coastal Walks of the Central Coast.

    Jenolan Caves to Katoomba

    • Location Map
    • Introduction: How to use this book; Walk grades and times; Preparation and safety
    • Jenolan Caves to Black Range Campsite
    • Black Range Campsite to Coxs River Campsite
    • Coxs River Campsite to Megalong Valley
    • Megalong Valley to Explorers Tree
    • Index

    Katoomba to Jenolan Caves

    • Location Map
    • Introduction: How to use this book; Walk grades and times; Preparation and safety
    • Explorers Tree to Megalong Valley
    • Megalong Valley to Coxs River Campsite
    • Coxs River Campsite to Black Range Campsite
    • Black Range Campsite to Jenolan Caves
    • About the Six Foot Track:  A touch of history; Track closures; Track changes; Using the tracknotes; Terminology used in this book; Fees; Walking itineraries; Safety and comfort; Leave no trace
    • About the authors and Wildwalks
    • Photography credits
    • Index




    • Part of Australia’s best-selling walking guide series with over 20 titles and nearly 200,000 copies in print
    • Discover this 45 km historic track as one three day walk, or as a series of half or full-day walks
    • Camp or stay in lodge accommodation along the way
    • Includes topographical maps, track notes, terrain profiles, photos, GPS references and trip planners

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