Katoomba to Jenolan Caves

Submitted: Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 15:21
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My partner and I are travelling in this area in April. We are keen to bush camp and have a swag so the more formalised camp grounds don't suit as much as being able to decide to stop and pitch.Canberra to Hill End, then down the Bridle Track then onto the Kanimbla Valley Area. I have heard there is a camp ground called Cox's River Camp Ground but cannot find reference or topo's indicating location. We would like to base for 3-5 days in the area around Kanimbla, Ganbenang or basically between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. We have a 4wd and are obviously able to go offroad, but would like to know if anyone can give directions, or suggest a map that would show both Cox's River campground or Black Range Campground. If someone has any other ideas for another area between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves (don't want to go as far down as Megalong Valley) to bush camp then I'd appreciate the post.
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Reply By: seawasp - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 18:36

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 18:36
You can camp at several places. There is a camping ,c/vanground on Jen./Caves rd about 2 km from Great Western Hwy near Hartley crosses the Coxs river, cost about $20 per night?? The rest are free, at milliion acres Jen/Caves rd and Duckmaloi rd, [turn off to Oberon]further along J/Caves rd you will come to the Black Range and Boggy Ck rd intersectiion, turn left and follow for about 1 km to a intersection there is bush camping just in there with pit dunnies. This is on the Six Foot track to get to the other Coxs river camp ground you follow the Six Foot track for about 20/30 km and is 4WD country wet or dry keep an eye for symbols of a person with walking stick to guide you hope this helps. PS bring you woolies the temp is dropping. pps there also is plenty of spots in the State Forest as well
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Reply By: cleopoddy - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:23

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:23
Thanks for the information seawasp, I'll grab the topos and maps we've got and have a look - we prefer the more primative camping spots - off the beaten track - so to speak, we love to get away from it all when we are able to go camping for an extended period of time. As a matter of interest & obviously from your reply, the Six Foot Track is accesible by vehicles??? Wasn't sure with so much info about it being a walking track. Yes, have the rainbow thermals ready to wear to keep warm (and freak out my partner!!) Regards, Cleopoddy.
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Follow Up By: seawasp - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 18:37

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 18:37
The Six ft track is road 4WD from Jen/Caves Rd easy to the pluriometer about 4 or 5 km in then 4WD down into the valleys across 3 or 4 creeks with several camping spots along the way to the Cox s River camping ground. Then its walking for about 1/2 km to the suspension bridge across the Coxs River and up to the Exployers tree at Katoomba. Enjoy it as there have been some rumblings to stop vehicular access but nothing to date.
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