Important trip notes – Six Foot Track in Comfort, Blue Mountains NSW
Trip grading – introductory to moderate
We believe our walking adventures are heaps of fun, and want to ensure you have the best experience possible. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us so please read on.
For our multi-day bushwalking experiences, participants require a good level of fitness and must be willing and able to walk over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. In order to complete this walk you should already have a good level of fitness and ideally undertake regular exercise three or fours times a week. Experience with hill walking with a day pack is recommended. Participants will get the most out of their walk if they feel comfortable walking up and down stairs and on uneven ground.
Pre-tour briefing – compulsory
The tour commences with a COMPULSORY pre‑departure briefing at the Blue Mountains Adventure Company Office in Katoomba the afternoon before departure. It is ESSENTIAL that you make your travel arrangements to enable you to attend this briefing and that you bring along all of the gear/clothing required for your expedition with you.
The briefing will be approximately 1 hour in duration and will include:
- Opportunity to meet your fellow group members
- Overview of the itinerary and objectives of the tour
- Cross‑check of required gear and clothing
- Distribution and packing of all hire gear requested and/or included in the tour price
- Explanation of what is expected from the group and individual participants
- Outline of inherent risks of the trip and our emergency procedures
- Forecast weather conditions
- Confirmation of pick up times and locations for the following morning’s departure.
Our activities operate in all but the most exceptional weather conditions. Heat, mist, drizzle, showers, rain and wind are common in the Blue Mountains, and generally do not affect normal operation of our activities – sometimes they enhance them.
Blue Mountains weather is very localised and variable. Often it will be storming in one part of the mountains and sunny in another. Katoomba often experiences misty mornings, caused by cool air sinking into the valleys overnight and rising at dawn. This mist generally burns off to clear blue skies by midday. If you arrive to a misty morning, please do not assume that it will be a miserable day. If you have any concerns about the weather, please contact us early on the day of your trip.
What you carry
For your walks you will need to carry all equipment in a comfortable daypack that is 20 to 30 litres in capacity. Depending on the quantity of personal gear you decide to carry, the average pack weight will be between 5–10kg. This will need to include the following items:
- Your provided lunch
- Ample water for the day’s walk
- Portion of the group food and safety equipment
- All personal items that you decide to bring along
- Your additional warm layers and wet weather gear.
Gear lists are available that detail the recommended clothing and gear for our Blue Mountains adventures. The gear list is specific to the type of tour you will be joining and it provides a clear description of what is included in the tour cost and what you will need to bring with you.
Accommodation on the trip
The accommodation for your first night will be at the privately owned Six Foot Track Eco Lodge situated on the Coxs River. The lodge provides comfortable accommodation in cabins that are fully equipped with sturdy wooden bunk beds, comfy mattresses, pillows and doonas (bedding sheets and covers are provided). In winter, cabins are heated by slow-combustion fires for a comfortable night’s sleep.
For your second night on the trail you will enjoy a night under the stars, however you’ll be sleeping in strong canvas two-person, safari-style tents complete with stretcher beds and comfortable mattresses. You will arrive in camp to find your tent erected and ready for you to relax.
Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances). Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance (at least one month before your trip) to determine whether we can cater to such dietary requirements on your chosen adventure. Please note that options are likely to be limited in very remote locations or alternatives may be more expensive or unavailable. There may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own food. We are unable to guarantee a peanut‑free or allergen‑free trip, and therefore, we strongly encourage that travellers with life‑threatening or severe allergies take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure. Passengers must travel with all necessary medications for food allergies and be capable of self‑administering these medications.
Pre and post tour accommodation
It is suggested that you stay in Katoomba before and after your trek. For more details please ask our friendly team.
These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary, including but not limited to the itinerary and price. The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control.