Fri, 20 Mar | Katoomba

Embrace the Six Foot Track - Weekend Adventure

Are you up for a challenge? Join us as we take on the historic 45km Six Foot Track over a weekend. The six Foot Track stretches through the heart of the beautiful Blue Mountains from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves, an iconic weekend adventure so close to Sydney. We hope you can join us!
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Time & Location

20 Mar 2020, 2:00 pm – 22 Mar 2020, 4:00 pm
Katoomba, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

About The Adventure

Women Embrace Adventure have partnered with Peak Potential Adventures to bring you a professionally guided and fully supported 3 day adventure/two-day trek of the historic Six Foot Track in the Blue Mountains. This trek is regarded as one of New South Wales most iconic overnight treks. The Six Foot Track is a 45-kilometre old horse and cart route that was built in the late 1800s to ferry supplies between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. One of the highlights will be to stay overnight in the tranquil Six Foot Track Eco Lodge which is nestled in bushland just back from the beautiful Cox’s River. Sunday starts with a crossing of the famous Bowtells Swing Bridge as the team makes its way towards Megalang Valley. Finish the trek at the historic Explorer’s Tree where Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, the explorers who achieved the first known successful crossing of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales by European settlers, carved their initials in 1813. The trek is both challenging and fun. Because this trek is accompanied by a support vehicle most of the way, which carries your overnight gear, you’ll only need to carry a daypack. 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 women on this two-day weekend trek. Whether you come on your own, with a friend or in a group, Women Embrace Adventure guides provide a welcoming, inclusive environment where you can challenge yourself on a fully supported adventure.    

Highlights

  • Spend an afternoon at Scenic World 
  • Stunning views walking down Black Range
  • Stay in the beautiful private eco lodge nestled back in bushland from Coxs River
  • Enjoy the company of fellow trekkers and adventurers
  • Cross the famous Bowtells Swing Bridge over Coxs River
  • Stunning views of the Blue Mountains walking through the Megalong Valley
  • Enjoy a beautifully cooked, fully catered dinner at the end of the first day walking at the Eco Lodge
  • Weather permitting, take a dip in the beautiful rock pools near the eco lodge
  • Relax in the private eco lodge and enjoy the natural peace and serenity
  • Enjoy close encounters with some of the local wildlife, flora and fauna
  • Walk through the beautiful Nellies Glen rainforest near the end of the trek
  • Just disconnect from daily life for the weekend and take in the great outdoors.

Tour Details:

  • Date: Friday 20th March  - Sunday 22nd March 2020
  • Time: 3 day tour – starting at 2:00pm on 20th March, finishing approx 4pm Sunday 22nd 2020
  • Meeting Point: Katoomba 

Cost:

3 day Adventure $890pp

Payment for this adventure are final once you receive a confirmation email. No refunds will be given unless the trip is cancelled due to weather by Women Embrace Adventure, in which case full refund will be issued or the participant may elect to credit the booking amount to another tour date available. The booking is transferable, this is a women's only tour and can only be transferred to a female over 18 years of age who meets the requirements of the tour.

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights accomodation (Friday Night Katoomba, Saturday Night Ecolodge)
  • 2 Women Embrace Hosts to ensure you have the best experience possible. This means all you have to do is walk, your hosts will make sure everything else is taken care of. 
  • 1 Peak Potential Guide who has done this walk many times and has a wealth of knowledge on all things Six Foot Track related. 
  • A 16km training hike with your 6 foot track team on Saturday 22nd Feb. This hike is from Cowan to Berowra with a side trip to Crosslands Reserve. The hike is graded 4/hard so will be a great practice run for the Six Foot Track. 
  • Women Embrace Adventure Buff
  • Friday Dinner in Katoomba
  • Entry into Scenic World
  • All food while on the Six Foot Track including a hot cooked buffet breakfast on Sunday morning, A delicious hot dinner at the eco lodge on the saturday night plus 2 lunches, 2 morning and afternoon teas plus all the snacks you need to keep you well sustained during the walk.

Itinerary: Day 1 – Friday 20th March – Meet in Katoomba at our Accommodation at 2:00pm for check in. 

Activities: Spend the afternoon at Scenic world. Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains adventure - from native birdlife and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley. Experience the thrill of the world's steepest railway, glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Scenic Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, descend into the ancient Jamison Valley by Scenic Cableway, explore Jurassic rainforest along the 2.4 kilometres walkway - the longest boardwalk in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Meals Included: Dinner

Accommodation: Katoomba TBA

Day 2 – Saturday 21st March – Meet our Peak Potential Guide in Katoomba 6:15am. A private bus will drive the team to Jenolan Caves to start our trek. 

Today we walk from Jenolan Caves to Coxs River 

Trekking Time: 8-9 hours (will vary depending on team speed, breaks etc.)

Distance: 30km

Meals Included: Breakfast, morning tea, trail snacks, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner at the eco lodge

Accommodation: Six Foot Track Eco Lodge

We will meet in Katoomba at 6:15 am and take our private bus to Jenolan Caves to start the trek. The trek will start at around 8:00 AM from 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. Night 2 staying at the Six Foot Track Eco Lodge and will enjoy a beautifully cooked meal and sit around and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful setting. After dinner, play cards, chat, read a book or just sit and relax, the choice is yours. 

Day 3 – Sunday 22nd March – Coxs River to Explorer’s Tree (Katoomba)

Trekking Time: 5-6 hours (will vary depending on team speed, breaks etc.)

Distance: 15km

Meals Included: buffet breakfast, trail snacks, morning tea. Today is a much shorter day, but we will wake at 6.00 AM to have a delicious cooked buffet breakfast. We will aim to head off toward Katoomba (Explorer’s Tree) from the ecolodge around 7:30 AM, 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.

FAQs

How fit do I need to be?

We recomend a moderately high level of fitness to complete this trek. We walk 30kms on Saturday and a further 15kms on Sunday. If you would like to discuss if this adventure is for you please let us know and we will happily give you a call.  

Do I need experience?

We do recommend that you have been hiking in some capacity before this adventure.

How many Women will be on my adventure?

We like to keep things quite small and intimate at WEA to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. For this adventure we have a maximum capacity of 14 plus your WEA hosts and PPA guides.

What if I don’t have anyone to go with? No problem at all, there are 2 WEA hosts to make sure everyone is introduced to everyone before we set off and that everyone gets to know each other along the way.  By the end of the weekend we are sure you would have found some new lifelong friends.​

Are there showers and toilets at the eco lodge? Yes, there are, however, the shower is outside of the lodge and may only have cold water.  But remember we are only out in the great outdoors for about 30 hours so it is not a problem. 

Will bad weather conditions affect my tour?

Wet weather will generally not cause the cancellation of a hiking tour. Wind on the other hand, can cause cancellations. If the wind is strong enough to be a potential safety risk, we will contact you in the days before the tour to discuss your options. 

Cancellations that are made due to weather conditions made by Women Embrace Adventure are entitled to a full refund, or we can transfer your booking to a rescheduled date if it suits you.

Once payment is made it is non-refundable. However, if you absolutely cannot make it after registration and payment is made you may transfer your tour to another person ( please be aware these are women only tours and can only be transferred to a female over 18 years of age and who meet the requirements of the tour)

*Booking terms and Conditions: Payment for this adventure are final once you receive a confirmation email. No refunds will be given unless the trip is cancelled due to weather by Women Embrace Adventure, in which case full refund will be issued or the participant may elect to credit the booking amount to another tour date available. The booking is transferable, this is a women's only tour and can only be transferred to a female over 18 years of age. Women Embrace Adventure reserves the right to cancel this tour if undersubscribed with full refund to participant. Women Embrace Adventure reserve the right to refuse participation at any time and to cancel the tour if undersubscribed with full refund. See full T&C on our website. 

We will notify you of any changes or cancellations via email and text. Should you be unsure about the weather conditions or have any other question drop us an email at info@womenembraceadventure.com.au or call Katrina on 0437711683.

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