Megalong is an Aboriginal word thought to mean ‘Valley Under The Rock’. The first record of a European coming to the valley was of Thomas Jones, a natural history specimen collector, who followed the course of Cox’s River from Burragorang to Hartley in 1818. The first land was taken up in 1838, those settlers travelling from Burragorang and Camden.
The best bushwalking in the Megalong is the historic ‘Six Foot Track’.
For more information contact:
Echo Point Visitor Information Centre
Echo Point KATOOMBA
Ph: 1300 653 408
Open: 9am to 5pm Daily (closed Christmas Day)
More than three million people venture to the Blue Mountains National Park and World Heritage area each year. Some come to just stand and stare across its dramatic and uplifting landscape. But for thousands of fearless adventurers this is the place to mount a horse or don a wetsuit, a climbing harness or caving overalls for an exhilarating journey into the wild.
The World Heritage-listed park covers one million hectares. Half of it is wilderness, and within it are hundreds of kilometres of cliff faces to climb, chasms to rappel, canyons to negotiate, underground caves to explore, crystal streams to swim and deep valleys in which to ride.
A number of excellent and highly skilled adventure companies, staffed by nationally accredited guides offer adrenaline-pumping experiences for people of all ages and skill levels. They work closely with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, which is passionate about protecting the park.
Tour options include learning bush survival skills on a wilderness trek or exploring the subterranean playground of caves beneath Kanangra National Park. Take an eight-day horse-riding adventure deep into the scenic Megalong Valley with up to 200 other horses and riders.
You can abseil down a chasm or rappel through a waterfall to explore the hidden depths of natural sandstone canyons. And rock climbers will find their nirvana in the never-ending selection of faces to climb.
Activites and Experiences at Megalong Valley
Nearest Airport: Kingsford Smith Airport (Sydney)