BLUE MOUNTAINS. SIX FOOT TRACK

NSW, AUSTRALIA
DESCRIPTION:
 

This 3 day pack free guided Six Foot Track Walk starts at Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains. Winding through State forests and National parks, the 6 Foot Track follows the 44 kilometre route of the original 1884 horse track, taking in heritage sites, heath, woodlands, and rainforest. Passing cascading waterfalls and wild rivers in the Megalong Valley, crossing a unique swing bridge, climbing the range, and arriving to Katoomba.

Where possible we source the majority of our foods from this region including fabulous wine, locally produced cereals and meats. Once at Jenolan Caves you will enjoy dinner in the charming Chisholm’s Restaurant featuring modern cuisine served with white and red wines.

PRICE INCLUDES:
 
  • Pack Free Walk – carry as little as your water and camera

  • 2 nights at the Blue Mountain’s historic art deco Carrington hotel

  • 2 x a la carte dinners in local Blue Mountains restaurants

  • Superb regional wines to enjoy with dinner

  • 2 x Hot and Cold breakfasts

  • 3 lunches to enjoy whilst walking

  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk

  • Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information.

  • Transfers to and from Sydney

  • National Park Fees

  • Complimentary pickups from the Sir Stamford Hotel, Sydney CBD if required


Accommodation:
 

  • The Carrington Hotel
     

DON'T FORGET:
 
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
  • Insurance

  • Pre / post tour accommodation

  • Public transport to start of walk

  • Any optional activities during free time

  • Tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature

 

OUR TIPS:
This is a fully supported walk, you only need to carry a light day pack.
Note: This tour is a mixed group tour (male and female)

FULL ITINERARY


Day 1
HOBART – THE FIRST STEPS


We start with a hotel pickup in Hobart. After a short drive of just over an hour to the fishing village of Triabunna, we board our boat and explore Mercury Passage en route to Shoal Bay on Maria Island’s isthmus, arriving after about 40 minutes to land on the same pristine beach as French explorers did years earlier.
After a delicious lunch and a short walk to Casuarina Beach camp, there is time for an afternoon stroll through the tall eucalypt forest and visit a penguin colony at Haunted Bay. You can also enjoy stunning views and walk through beautiful forests with abundant wildlife. Relax at the delightful Casuarina Beach Camp, take a swim in the sheltered bay and enjoy fresh Tasmanian food and wine.

(Distance: 8 kms)
Day 2
FIVE FABULOUS BEACHES


Wake up to the busy chattering of the wattle birds and, from the comfort of your bed, watch the morning sun sparkle through the forest. After a morning dip and delicious breakfast, it’s time to start your journey from Riedle Bay across the rare land formation of the isthmus to Shoal Bay and walk five beautiful beaches. Look out for dolphins and Wedgetail & Sea Eagles along the way. Explore the convict cells at Point Lesueur and visit an ochre pit at Bloodstone Point – one of the original ochre sources for the Tasmanian Aborigines. We arrive to White Gums Camp by late afternoon for a refreshing swim and then put your feet up for a well earned rest while you while you anticipate a gourmet meal.
(Distance 13 kms) Day 3
INTO THE HEART, UP To THE HEIGHTS

Today we head inland to the heart of the island and discover the rich greens of the grand forests that are a prime habitat for the endangered 40-Spotted Pardalote. Your’ll wander through the planet’s largest stands of giant Tasmanian blue gums. Take the gentle inland track to Hopgrounds Beach and the Painted Cliffs or continue to the 711-metre summit of Mt. Maria for breathtaking 360 views. Or save the mountain climb for Bishop and Clerk, with its fantastic sea and coastline vistas. That evening you arrive at the enchanting World Heritage setlement of Darlington where you will stay at the elegant Bernacchi House, the historic colinial home once occupied by Italian entrepreneur, Diego Bernacchi. Here you can enjoy hot showers and a final banquet with fine wine and conversdation.
(Distance: 9 kms) Day 4
WALK BACK IN TIME

The final day begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a walk around Darlington. You’ll experience Darlington’s rich history. The convict years, the industrial era and the fascinating farming history.
Then head off to see the Fossil Cliffs – a short circuit walk through varied woodlands, home to spectacular wildlife. Enjoy a champagne lunch overlooking the distant Freycinet Peninsula and soak up the atmosphere. Return by boat to Hobart followed by a drop off at your hotel. A transfer to Hobart airport is available, connecting with flights departing from 5pm.
(Distance: 4kms)





FEB 2021 - DEC 2021
 

$1,299
(ex GST)

3
days
Activity Level:

Moderate

Frequently asked questions

How fit do I need to be to do this walk?


All our tours require a general level of fitness, for more specific information go to the itineray page for this tour.
Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.




Is there a portered walk option?


All our guests will have their overnight bags transported, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the walk instead of struggling with a large backpack.




So what will I need to carry?


All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. You won’t even need to carry your lunch as your guide will carry the groups lunch.




Do you cater for different dietary requirements?


Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as much details as possible. If you require specific meals such as gluten free, vegetarians that don’t eat fish or vegan, other than our standard menu you can either bring your own supplements or a $50 surcharge will apply.




If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay a single supplement?


If you are happy to twin share a room with another solo traveller, there is no extra charge. (If we can’t find another solo traveller to share with, you will have your own room at no extra cost). However if you want to request a room specifically for yourself you will be required to pay an additional fee, enquire for details.




What time does this adventure start and finish?





Can you recommend pre and post tour accommodation?


As our 7:30am pickup is at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston, for convenience we recommend this hotel of choice for your pre -tour accommodation.




I’m driving, where should I park my car?


If you are driving to meet the group, please let us know and we will discuss the best options for meeting and parking your car




How many people are in each walking group?


We run this tour with a maximum of 10 walkers.