Carlotta’s Arch Track

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30 mins

828 m Return


95 m

Moderate track

From Caves House, this short but relatively steep trail goes up to Carlotta’s Arch, enjoying fantastic views out over Blue Lake, the Jenolan Valley and River. Back at Caves House, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a milkshake in the bistro. For those in Jenolan primarily do a caves tour, this is a great walk to add a little bit of variety to your day.

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Maps for the Carlotta’s Arch Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Jenolan 1:25 000 Map Series 89303N JENOLAN NSW-89303N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Carlotta’s Arch Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Carlotta’s Arch Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 828 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 410m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 410m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 410m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 410m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 410m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 410m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Carlotta’s Arch Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Carlotta’s Arch Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Carlotta’s Arch Track walk starts and ends at the Caves House (gps: -33.820325, 150.02117)
Your main transport option to Caves House is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/cat

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






McKeowns Valley Lookdown Walk

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1 hr 9 mins

2.2 km Return


220 m

Moderate track

Following the ridge above the Jenolan River, this walk enjoys great views of the valley along its course. From the various lookouts along the way, it is possible to see the Six Foot Track across the valley. Caves House is a great spot to start and end the walk with a relaxing hot drink or snack.

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Maps for the McKeowns Valley Lookdown Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Jenolan 1:25 000 Map Series 89303N JENOLAN NSW-89303N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the McKeowns Valley Lookdown Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the McKeowns Valley Lookdown Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.2 km
Time 1 hr 9 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 75m is flat with no steps. The remaining (35m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.1km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the McKeowns Valley Lookdown Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the McKeowns Valley Lookdown Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The McKeowns Valley Lookdown Walk walk starts and ends at the Caves House (gps: -33.820325, 150.02117)
Your main transport option to Caves House is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/mvlw

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






River Walk (Blue Lake)

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1 hr 30 mins

2.6 km Circuit


216 m

Moderate track

This walk takes you from the Grand Arch along the surreal Blue Lake, following the hillside downstream to the old Jenolan Caves Hydroelectric Station. The track is dotted with magnificent views of Carlotta’s Arch and the top of the Grand Arch. The circuit-style walk brings you underneath the bridge and back to the amazing Grand Arch.

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Maps for the River Walk (Blue Lake) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Jenolan 1:25 000 Map Series 89303N JENOLAN NSW-89303N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the River Walk (Blue Lake) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the River Walk (Blue Lake)

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.6 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 2.5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 110m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 2.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 2.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 260m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the River Walk (Blue Lake) walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the River Walk (Blue Lake) walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The River Walk (Blue Lake) walk starts and ends at the Grand Arch East (gps: -33.819113, 150.02388)
Your main transport option to Grand Arch East is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/rwl

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






McKeowns Valley Walk

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1 hr 30 mins

3.1 km Return


224 m

Hard track

Exploring the Jenolan River, this track makes for one of the more beautiful walks in the Jenolan area as it winds its way along the creek bed. High cliffs on either side form an amazing valley, and there are views of the caves as well as a great spot to break at the campsite.

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Maps for the McKeowns Valley Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Jenolan 1:25 000 Map Series 89303N JENOLAN NSW-89303N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the McKeowns Valley Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the McKeowns Valley Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.1 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

920m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 410m has short steep hills. The remaining (190m) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 840m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 680m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 190m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the McKeowns Valley Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the McKeowns Valley Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The McKeowns Valley Walk walk starts and ends at the Caves House (gps: -33.820325, 150.02117)
Your main transport option to Caves House is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/mvw

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






McKeowns Valley Circuit

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2 hrs

3.5 km Circuit


347 m

Hard track

Looping around the northern bush tracks surrounding Jenolan Caves, this walk explores a variety of different environments, up on the ridges and down along the river. The campsite is a great spot to break and enjoy the quiet, at one of the less-frequented areas of the park. Be sure to allow time to enjoy the views from up on the ridge and especially of Carlotta’s Arch. Watch out for stinging nettles down on the river.

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Maps for the McKeowns Valley Circuit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Jenolan 1:25 000 Map Series 89303N JENOLAN NSW-89303N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the McKeowns Valley Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the McKeowns Valley Circuit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.5 km
Time 2 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

2.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 990m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 190m is very steep and the remaining 35m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 2.6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 840m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 3.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 190m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 3.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the McKeowns Valley Circuit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the McKeowns Valley Circuit walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The McKeowns Valley Circuit walk starts and ends at the Caves House (gps: -33.820325, 150.02117)
Your main transport option to Caves House is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/mvc

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Jenolan Cottages to Caves

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2 hrs

4.6 km One way


103 m

Hard track

This is a great walk for those staying at Jenolan Cottages and wanting to walk to the Caves. Following the well-maintained and signposted Six Foot Track, there are great views and a variety of environments to enjoy. Be sure to notice the buildings surrounding Caves House as you come into the Jenolan Area. To finish the walk, Caves House is a great spot to sit and have a cup of coffee before exploring the caves or heading back to the cottages.

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Maps for the Jenolan Cottages to Caves walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Jenolan 1:25 000 Map Series 89303N JENOLAN NSW-89303N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Jenolan Cottages to Caves bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Jenolan Cottages to Caves

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 4.6 km
Time 2 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

3.7km of this walk is very steep and another 540m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 410m has short steep hills and the remaining 15m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 870m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (430m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 3.7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 970m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 870m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 870m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Jenolan Cottages to Caves walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Jenolan Cottages to Caves walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Jenolan Cottages to Caves walk starts at the Jenolan Caves Cottages Administration (gps: -33.785898, 150.02527)
Your main transport option to Jenolan Caves Cottages Administration is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Jenolan Cottages to Caves ends at the Caves House (gps: -33.820325, 150.02117)
Your main transport option to Caves House is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/jctc

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂