1 Day Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Tour

1 Day Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Tour

Full day tour visits the Blue Mountains, including Echo Point, the Three Sisters & the Jenolan Caves. See spectacular scenery during your trip

Tour Highlights

  • Katoomba
  • The Three Sisters
  • Jamison Valley
  • Jenolan Caves
  • Lucas or Imperial Cave
  • Blue Lake

Tour Info

Code AK-J32
Style
  • Day Tour
Duration 1 Day
Departures
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Note

Child - $89

Vehicle Luxury Coach
Suitability Open Age
Start Sydney @ 08.00 am
Finish Sydney @ 06.15 pm


*En Route

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Blue Mountains. Your Driver Guide will provide details of the day's itinerary while you enjoy the journey west.

* Katoomba

As you head toward the iconic Blue Mountains, you'll drive through the tourist town of Katoomba, the gateway to the region. Katoomba first became known in 1879 when a coal mine was established here. The town now features lovely heritage cottages, a well-established guest house and hotel industry and many cafés and restaurants.

* Echo Point

From Echo Point you'll be treated to a view that is spectacular. This mountainous World Heritage region covers an area of up to 10,000 square kilometres and features dramatic cliffs, deep canyons and lush vegetation, particularly eucalypt. When first discovered by the European visitors, the Blue Mountains had already been home to the Gundungurra people for what is believed to be millions of years and evidence of their culture and spirituality can be found throughout the region.

* The Three Sisters

Also from Echo Point you can see the imposing Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They stand an incredible 922, 918 and 906 metres respectively and are an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colours across the rock face.

* Jenolan Caves

Now you head to the Jenolan Caves via the stunning scenery of the Cliff Drive. On arrival you'll meet your experienced Guide who will take you through the oldest known open cave system in the world. Known to the local Aboriginal people as 'Binoomea' (Dark Places), the Jenolan Cave system stretches over an enormous 40 kilometres of multi-level passages, many still undergoing explorations. There are nine caves open to visitors, all featuring amazing lighting, underground rivers and limestone formations.

* Lucas Cave

You'll be captivated by Lucas Cave, the largest of the Jenolan Caves. Its chambers are simply incredible. The highest chamber, reaching 54 metres, is known as the Cathedral and, with its incredible acoustic capabilities, has provided the setting for many underground concerts. At certain times, Lucas Cave will be replaced with a visit to Imperial Cave.

* Blue Lake

Before heading back to the city, you simply must take in the beauty of the Blue Lake. This gorgeous sight is the result of mineral laden water seeping through the limestone caves. When cast in sunlight, the lake takes on the most captivating vivid blue colour. Definitely a great photo opportunity!

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of either Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Cave
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Optional

  • AK-J32LBlue Mountains & Jenolan Caves with Lunch $16 extra

Take away Lunch

  • Enjoy delicious Mediterranean-style homemade food at this family-owned and run business. Around the Blue Lake at Jenolan Caves is a beautiful spot to enjoy your takeaway lunch while admiring the views.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes, ( no  high heels or Thongs)
  • Sunglasses, 
  • Sunscreen, 
  • Hat, 
  • Water bottle, 
  • Camera,
  • Jacket in cooler months

Note

  • Central pick YHA Central, 11 Rawson Place 07.30 am   or  from selected  hotel
  • Moderate level of fitness required. There is 860 metres and 910 stair steps (including 252 stair steps into the Cathedral Chamber) within the guided tour of the Lucas caves. Guests must be able to walk unassisted to be able to participate in tour.
  • Baby pram or stroller cannot be taken through any of the caves at Jenolan.  Also, we strongly recommend that you do not use backpack child carriers on cave tours.
  • None of the Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Cave guided tours can accommodate wheelchairs. 

Fitness requirement

  • Moderate level of fitness required.
  • Approximately 860 metre walk and 910 stair steps (including 252 stair steps into the Cathedral Chamber) within the guided tour of the Lucas caves. Guests must be able to walk unassisted to be able to participate in this tour.
  • Baby prams or strollers cannot be taken through any of the caves, and we strongly advise against the use of backpack child carriers during the cave tour.
  • There is no wheelchair access at Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Cave guided tours
  • This tour is not reccommended for guests with mobility difficulties