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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Motorcoach Day Tour

Leave the city behind for a full-day tour to the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves. Take in the highlights of Blue Mountains National Park including the Three Sisters pinnacles at Echo Point, the town of Katoomba and the richly colored waters of Blue Lake, then go underground to marvel at the cathedral-like chambers of Jenolan Caves. Explore Jenolan Caves in more depth by adding the optional upgrade with Plughole Adventure Tour: abseil into Elder Cave, squeeze through chambers and crawl through small passages for an unforgettable caving experience.


  • 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!

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What You Can Expect

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Motorcoach Day Tour

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

Your morning starts with pickup from select Sydney hotels and a scenic 1.5-hour drive into Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Admire the century-old architecture in the pretty mountain town of Katoomba as your coach drives to a lookout at Echo Point. Disembark to take in sweeping views over Megalong Valley and the Three Sisters rock formations, one of the most famous pinnacles in this region of rugged canyons and craggy mountains. Your coach then follows the ridge while cruising along Cliff Drive, providing another perspective on the spectacular scenery.

Arrive at Jenolan Caves, the world's oldest open cave system, which stretches for more than 25 miles (40 kilometers), creating a fascinating subterranean world. Go underground with an expert local guide who takes you into parts of the cave made accessible to visitors with stairs, paths and dramatic lighting. Learn about the geology of the region as you walk through tall chambers lined with stalactites and stalagmites, and see the largest cave: Lucas Cave, where world-class concerts are held in the acoustically ideal Cathedral chamber. (The equally stunning Imperial Cave may be substituted for Lucas Cave at certain times of year).

After your otherworldly underground experience at Jenolan Caves, visit nearby Blue Lake, where the mineral-rich waters take on a rich blue hue in the sunlight. You might even spot a platypus in the waters; the shy creatures live here in the wild.

Your tour includes informative onboard commentary, and plenty of rest stops and photo ops. Return to Sydney in the late afternoon where your tour ends with drop-off at select hotels.

Mountains and Adventure Cave Tour:
Adventurous types can choose to add the Plughole Adventure Tour upgrade, a 2-hour caving experience in Jenolan Caves that includes a thrilling 30-foot (9-meter) abseil into Elder Cave. Then explore Elder Cave as your experienced guide shows you how to squeeze through chambers that get progressively longer, such as Window and Crystal chambers. Breathe easy in the open space of the Chapel, then snake through the Armchair Squeeze and Letterbox Squeeze. The S-bend through the Imperial Cave takes you back to the outside world. This tour includes expert instruction and all necessary safety equipment including harness, helmet, headlamp and overalls.


Hotel Pickups:
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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great day, in spite of the weather. We we shown some amazing views over the Jamieson Valley, including of course, the Three Sisters. Our driver was informative and charming.
We were treated to some incredible sights as we wandered through the cave...amazing to think of the age of this spectacle and the fact that it is still evolving.
So glad we made the trip. It was worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great guides. Terrific driver with knowledge of the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very good tour. The tour guide was very informative. Caves were really interesting, just wish we had more time there for exploring.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My tour guides name was Mina and he was great! Highly knowledgeable and even gave us some great groaner jokes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great tour guide, caves were beautiful, mountains couldnt be any more blue. Well worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

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 :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great tour and jenolan caves were spectacular. Tour guide was great.

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