- Day trip to the Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains from Sydney
- Drive through the town of Katoomba
- View the Three Sisters rock formations from Echo Point
- Enjoy a guided visit to the Jenolan Caves
- Admire the caves’ dramatic lighting and floodlit stalactites
- Option to include the Plughole Adventure Tour of Elder Cave
- See the indigo waters of Blue Lake
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
A full day jam-packed with majestic vistas, interesting stories and exciting activity options. The Jenolan Caves are the world's oldest and Australia's most impressive caves -- don't miss them!
Recent Photos of This Tour
Three SistersPhoto by: Karissa B
cave shotPhoto by: Mary B
platypussPhoto by: Mary B
Clearer View of Three SistersPhoto by: JC
Foggy View of Three SistersPhoto by: JC
Group in Jenolan CavesPhoto by: JC
Captive Audience!Photo by: Alfred R
United Kingdom, 08 2008
Broken StalactitePhoto by: Alfred R
United Kingdom, 08 2008
Frozen MushroomsPhoto by: Alfred R
United Kingdom, 08 2008
What You Can Expect
As you wind your way through the national park, your tour takes you through the Blue Mountains' biggest town, Katoomba, with its century-old guesthouses and charming shops and cafes.
Continue on to Echo Point, one of the region's best vantage points. Take in stunning views of the dramatic canyons and rocky cliffs, over the Megalong Valley to the photogenic pinnacles of the Three Sisters.
Your tour also takes you along the ridge-top Cliff Drive, with more stunning views over the Blue Mountains and valleys as you travel to the amazing Jenolan Caves. Here, take a guided tour through the oldest open cave system in the world, stretching underground for more than 25 miles (40 kilometers). Admire the dramatic lighting in this subterranean world of underground rivers and floodlit limestone stalactite sculptures, and visit Jenolan's largest cave, Lucas Cave, where concerts are held in the acoustically perfect Cathedral chamber. At certain times of the year, the tour might take you to the equally impressive Imperial Cave instead of Lucas Cave.
Choose the option to include the Plughole Adventure Tour, and add an exciting two-hour abseiling and caving experience. After dressing in overalls, harness, a helmet and headlamp, receive a safety briefing before your thrilling 30-foot (9-meter) abseil into Elder Cave.
Whether you're an abseiling novice or expert, Elder Cave will astound you with its chambers and sinkholes. Squeeze through increasingly longer chambers, including the Window and Crystal chambers. Relax in the open space of the Chapel, try the Armchair Squeeze and Letterbox Squeeze, then follow the S-bend through the Imperial Cave and into the daylight.
Leaving the Jenolan Caves on your return drive to Sydney, stop to admire the beautiful Blue Lake, whose mineral-rich waters take on an incredibly blue hue in the sunlight. At the end of your Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves day trip, be dropped off at selected Sydney hotels in the late afternoon.
7.00am Crescent on Bayswater
8.10am Four Seasons (Harrington Street entrance)
8.15am Four Points Sheraton
8.00am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
7.35am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
8.05am Menzies Hotel
7.45am Novotel Darling Harbour
7.50am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7.55am Rydges World Square (Pitt St entrance)
7.15am Sofitel Wentworth
7.25am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7.30am YHA Sydney Central
Very good tour. The tour guide was very informative. Caves were really interesting, just wish we had more time there for exploring.
My tour guides name was Mina and he was great! Highly knowledgeable and even gave us some great groaner jokes.
Excellent tour, so amazing. Have to mention John our bus driver he was so knowledgeable, helpful and we were very lucky to have him as our guide/bus driver.
Our driver was great! We arrived at the Blue Mountains site before other big crowds did, so we were able to have some great pictures and enjoy the view. The caves tour was nice and our tour guide was very informative.
Great tour guide, caves were beautiful, mountains couldnt be any more blue. Well worth it!
Great memories, as this was a birthday present for my mum, she was so excited about the caves and so relieved that we had the option to choose a smaller number of stairs between the caves, as she has arthritis. very happy with the tour and the driver was very friendly and informative, his name was David :-)
This tour was amazing!
Great tour and jenolan caves were spectacular. Tour guide was great.
Fantastic experience!!! A must see. Tour well organised. Not for the unfit though. The first flight of stairs can be a bit for the elderly.
Guide (Henry) was engaging and informative, keeping up a playful monologue. At the same time he drove with utter confidence, amazing skill and commitment to safety.
The length of the stay at the main stopping points was utterly correct. Even on a day of picture-perfect skies and mild temperatures, when we would of course wish to linger as long as possible, we did not feel as though were being ushered.
The only negative would be the underemphasis of the reasonableness of the prices at Jenolan Caves. We were surprised, after the prices in Sydney, to find we could purchase tasty food and sit in a delightful setting without having to empty out our pockets. It would have been helpful to know this ahead of time, as it would have lessened the one anxiety we had about the day.