• Local walks and tracks

  • There are plenty of activities for bikers, riders, hikers, walkers and all!

    The Six Foot Track

    The Six Foot Track is 42 Kilometres one way, it was planned as a shortcut to Jenolan Caves and runs across Euroka land.
    The route was surveyed in 1884 by William Cooper and the first recorded passage was by the governor, Lord Carrington in 1887.
    The track was named by Major Clews in 1937 referring to the original tender specification for a track width of six feet.
    Starting Point - Explorer's Tree on the Great Western Highway
    Down Nellie's Glen
    Through the Megalong Valley at Euroka
    Along Cox's River which runs across Euroka (look for the CHAMPAGNE BOWL)
    Over the Mini Mini Range to Little River
    Up the Black Range
    Finishing Point - Down the Binoomea Ridge to Jenolan Caves

    Govett's Leap

    Along Govett's Leap Road is a National Parks & Wildlife Hertage Centre with information
    and displays relating to the many local walking tracks (02) 4787 8877
    This is the start of the bushwalking routes. It extends eastwards off the Great Western Highway to a lookout.

    Fairfax Heritage Track

    2km one way. Mainly for wheelchair users and people with poor vision, it starts at the National Parks & Wildlife
    Heritage Centre on Govett's Leap Road.

    Pulpit Rock Walk

    2.5 km one way. Heads North then East past Cripps Lookout to Pulpit Rock with a view of Horseshoe Falls.
    It connects with Popes Glen Walk and the Rodriguez Pass Walk passing Trinity Falls.

    Evans Lookout

    Extends eastwards from the Great Western Highway at the Southern edge of Blackheath, out to Evans Lookout which
    offers great views over the Blue Mountains.

    Grose Valley

    Hat Hill Road (unsealed after 3km) extends northeast from the Great Western Highway to further walking tracks which
    pass Anvil Rock, Perrys Lookdown and the Grose Valley.

    Hargreaves Lookout and the Megalong Valley

    The northern side of Blackheath offers more attractions. Shipley Road runs off the Great Western Highway
    to Hargreaves Lookout. Megalong Road branches off and heads down into the Megalong Valley & Cox's River.

    Routes up and down the cliffs

    The Giant Stairway beside the Three Sisters to the Dardanelles Pass & Federal Pass is 872 steps down and connects
    with walks to Leura and the base of the Scenic Railway - Walk down and get the railway back.
    There is a further set of steps (very tiring) beside Katoomba Falls, beautiful scenery but only for the very fit.
    The Golden Stairs is a series of steps & ladders from Narrow Neck Plateau to Federal Pass, again only for the very fit.
    There are 1600 stairs which descend/ascend. You can also descend the stairs and turn right at the bottom and follow
    the sign to The "Ruined Castle". This is a 2 hour walk and not for the feint hearted

    POOL of Siloam - Lyrebird Dell

    An Aboriginal cave site consisting of two lovely cascades that fall into pools surrounded by King Ferns. Starting at the
    picnic area of Gordon Falls Park,from there it is 450 metres to the Pool. Not a long walk and is good steps all the way.

    Rhododendron Garden in Bacchante Street

    In Spring (September & October) the rhododendrons are a sight to see, but for a real treat go to the northern end
    of Blackheath to Bacchante Street and visit the Rhododendron garden open from 9.00 - 5.00 daily. Or contact the
    Rhododendron Society on (02) 4787 8695


    The closest town to Euroka is Blackheath, just 15 minutes by car - there is an abundance of restaurants and tearooms
    and shops in this pretty village.


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    Plenty of walks suitable for families with kids, active travellers and hard core bushwalkers looking for challenging hikes


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