Getting Started

Six Foot Track – Introduction

One of the most popular extended hikes in Australia is the Six Foot Track.

How to Fit a Backpack

Modern backpacks come with so many straps and adjustable bits n bobs. Here’s a instructional video in how to adjust your pack to give you the most comfortable adventure as possible.

Fitness for the Six Foot Track

How fit do you need to be to do the 6 Foot Track?

The Start of the Six Foot Track

Katoomba is roughly 100kms west of Sydney, Australia and is the starting point for the 3 day hike called, the Six Foot Track.

Along the Track

Safety & Emergencies on the Six Foot Track

Sergeant Ian Colless from the Blue Mountains Police Rescue Squad, shares some tips and advice about how to enjoy your time in the bush, safely.

Photography Tips for the 6 Foot Track

How to use a Personal Locator Beacon

One of the key items of safety to carry with you when hiking, is a Personal Locator Beacon, or PLB for short. Sgt Ian Colless from Blue Mountains Police Rescue explains their use.

Farmland Gates on the 6 Foot Track

If you’ve not been to farms or countryside before, then it’s sometimes hard to know what to do with a farmyard gate. On the 6 Foot Track, you will encounter a number of farm gates between Nellies Glen and the Coxs River.

Campsites & Accommodation on the Six Foot Track

The Six Foot Track gives you several options of campsites and eco-lodge accommodation along the way. Here’s a showcase of them.

Food & Drink

Hygiene Tips for Hiking

Want a smart and easy tip for staying healthy on the track?

Drinking Water on the Six Foot Track

Unless the river levels are extremely low and we’re in drought, you shouldn’t need to carry more than 2-3 litres of water a day with you. This video will explain how you can safely drink the water you find along the 6 Foot Track.

Dinners for Hiking the Six Foot Track

Here’s 3 dinner ideas to get the taste buds going for food on the Six Foot Track and other hikes.