Cox’s Road Walk
Explore historic Cox's Walk. In July 1814, Cox took a convict gang of just 28 men and they laid 160 km of road - the first over the Blue Mountains.
It took them just six months, an amazing feat for such a small team, in such difficult conditions, using primitive equipment. For their efforts, the convicts gained their freedom.
This walk will meet at Mt York carpark, and will continue down a section of the very historic Cox’s Road. This section down Mt York has a large number of relics from the date of its build.
Our guides know the names of all the men who helped to build the road and have accounts of others who traversed it in the early 1800’s. You will hear some of their stories and listen to their voices.
This is not a difficult walk, but the road is quite steep in parts and walkers need strong footwear.
The cost includes a ‘cuppa’ at the start, a hearty lunch when we reach the bottom, and a bus ride back to the car park.