BINOOMERA RIDGE TO JENOLAN CAVES
This walk has been designed to follow the direction from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba. This allows us to walk towards the spectacular Katoomba Escarpment providing magnificent views as you walk, rather than the best of the views be behind you all the way.
We meet at the historic Carrington Hotel In Katoomba for our walking briefing at 8.30am. From here we transfer to Black Range to start our walk into Jenolan Caves. On the way we will pass the pretty Jenolan Cottages, a favourite stomping ground for mobs of kangaroos. We head down Binoomera Ridge and pass stunning Carlotta Arch before arriving into Jenolan Caves. After lunch we enjoy a guided tour of the Temple of Baal Cave, renowned for its beauty and spectacular features. We enter the Temple of Baal Cave via the ‘Binoomea Cut’ a long manmade tunnel. Then, they travel down the ‘Dragon’s Throat’, via a dramatic winding staircase. There are 2 massive chambers, one 42 metres high and filled with beautiful formations. One of these formations, the 9 metre tall ‘Angel’s Wing’ shawl, is one of the largest cave shawls in the world. The cave also offers beautiful examples of crystal helictites. Tonight we spend the night at the historic Jenolan Caves House in a grand classic room. After a refreshing shower, join the group in the delightful Chisholm’s Restaurant to enjoy a two course meal featuring local produce and wine and chat about the day’s adventures.
BLACK RANGE TO COXS RIVER
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the restaurant. We then transfer back to the trail to start our walk down the range to Coxs River. Today has many downhill sections so walking poles will come in handy as we will be descending 800 metres over the course of the day. We follow the fire trail passing through wooded country past Mini Mini saddle with views ahead to the valley. On the last descent into Coxs River, our vehicle will meet us and whisk us away to our accommodation at the newly renovated Hampton Hotel. Here you will enjoy charming ensuited rooms so you can have a relaxing shower before dinner. For those wanting to catch up pre-dinner, there is a relaxing bar you can sit back and have drinks (own expense). Tonight enjoy dinner in the restaurant served with wine.
COXS RIVER TO NELLIES GLEN, KATOOMBA
After breakfast, we transfer our guests back to the trail. On arrival at the Coxs River, the trail follows the pretty river to the historic Bowtell Swing Bridge and exciting river crossing. The trail then meanders through the forest to we reach the charming Dryridge Estate Winery in the Megalong Valley with spectacular views over the Blue Mountains escarpment. We enjoy a lunch stop here with a delicious BBQ lunch and wine tasting. After lunch we follow the rolling hills passing properties with horses until we reach the final steps that will takes us through the rainforest gorge of Nellies Glen. Ensure you stop to look up at the spectacular escarpment above you as you make the climb. We reach the finish of our the trail near the Explorer Tree. From here we transfer our guests back to the Carrington Hotel, the end of an amazing journey.
INCLUDED WITH THIS TRIP
Your 3 day walking holiday includes:
Night 1 is spent at the historic Jenolan Caves House. This Edwardian Style building was built in 1897 and is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and the famous limestones caves. Our guests will stay in Grand Classic Rooms featuring an ensuite and King Bed. Enjoy dinner in the charming Chisholm’s Restaurant served with local Australian wine.
Our second night’s stay is at the historic Hampton Hotel. This newly renovated hotel features charming hotel rooms with private ensuites. Guests can relax in the bar and lounge pre dinner and soak up the pub style atmosphere and acoustic music. Whilst dinner is hearty style home cooked meals in the main restaurant, accompanied by local wines.
NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TRIP
- Transport to the start of the trip in Katoomba
- any optional tours and activities during free time
- tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How fit do I need to be to do this walk?
A good level of fitness is needed to complete this walk. The Six Foot Track walk is graded as medium (with some hard uphill sections) and is 42km – about 16 hours walking over 3 days.
We’ll take the pace at a level that suits everyone, with plenty of rest stops and opportunities to take photos during each day. Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.