Bowtells Suspension Bridge

By | December 30, 2020

A visit to the Bowtells Suspension Bridge is a must-do.


SCARY 😱: The bridge is not for anyone who has a fear of heights or for little ones. It can be pretty scary out on the bridge when it starts to move 😱 NB: Only 1 person on the bridge at a time.


ACCESS: To access the bridge (see map link below) turn off the Great Western Highway onto Coxs River Road, just west of The Lolly Bug. Be sure to stop off and stock up on some treats.


Follow that Coxs River Road, then Ganbenang Rd, then Cullenbenbong Rd, then Glen Chee Rd and then the Six Foot Track for about 60 mins. See map link.

PARK at the Coxs River Campground and follow the signs to the bridge. Allow about 90mins for the return walk. It’s an easy walk.

ENJOY a picnic beside the Coxs River when you return to your car.


HISTORY: The bridge was built and opened in 1992 by the Royal Australian Engineers. The bridge is named after a fellow soldier of the builders, Corporal Bob Bowtell, who suffocated and died in foul air whilst attempting to clear a tunnel of the VC during the Vietnam war. Bowtell grew up in Katoomba and is now buried in West Malaysia.

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