Event Details

Jenolan River Bushwalking - Caves to Carlons

Sun 1st Oct 2017 (8am) to Thu 5th Oct 2017 (6pm)
Katoomba Station
Goldsmith Place, Katoomba
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Participant (Free)
Open: Mon 20th Mar 2017 (9am)
Close: Fri 15th Sep 2017 (4pm)
Brief Summary:
A 37 km river expedition over 4 1/2 days. A shorter version of Jenolan Caves to Katoomba. Suitable for Scouts and Venturers.
Event Documents

  Download E1 form part 1 and 2 Jenolan River

*Speak to Tristan about coming first, register on Scout Event, download and complete form, send to Region Office. Closing date extended to Friday 15th September. GWS Region Office 6 Baden Powell Place Winston Hills NSW 2153 Email: gws.region@nsw.scouts.com.au

  Download Newsletter 1

Additional Information

Please speak to Tristan for further details or to place an expression of interest.

A shorter version of Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in the October school holidays. The river is located up to 1 km below the ridges above, this creates a safe and comfortable microclimate during the summer months.

Desirable experience: A couple of overnight hikes under your belt, comfortable with pack under load and comfortable in water up to chest.

Jenolan Caves to Carlons Farm via Jenolan River, Hellgate Gorge and Lower Jenolan Gorge. An adventurous hike in the Kanangra Boyd National Park. The distance is 37 km over 4 1/2 days based on medium to hard grade. The route follows the Jenolan River from Jenolan Caves to its confluence with the Coxs River. Spectacular wild and remote country. There are some wades and possible swims, rock scrambles and river crossings. Quite managable for active kids.

Costs involved

Self catering

Coach from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves Approx $38. The Coach is operated by Blue Mountains Bus Company. 

The finish is expected to be Carlons Farm or further up Megalong Road towards Old Ford Reserve.