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Our guide/driver was fantastic - full of information and a very good driver on those narrow, cliff roads.
The 90-minute cave tour was visually appealing, entertaining, and informative. Four of the 7 people on our coach opted for the Adventure Cave Tour and they all reported that they loved it.
We visited on a drizzly/foggy/cloudy morning, and the views of the Blue Mountains and The Three Sisters from Scenic World were obstructed for the most part. Therefore, we were advised against spending money on riding the Scenic Cableway, so I missed out on that experience. However, upon returning to the area following the cave tour, our driver was kind enough to stop at Echo Point so we could view the area in clear weather, and the views were stunning. The visit to the Blue Mountains on this tour is only a scenic view stop, not spending any time getting familiar with the area, but it is worth the 2-hr ride from Sydney if you have clear weather to see the spectacular views.
This tour spends most of the day on the coach. Hotel pickup at 7:15, to the central meeting point. Departure at 8:15. Arrival at Scenic Village 2 hours later for a 1 hour stop (incl. snacks/rest). Departed Scenic World at 11:15, arrived at Jenolan Caves 90 minutes later at 12:45. Lunch break. Cave tour was from 2:00-3:30 (1:15-3:15 for Adventure Tour), then a short rest break, departing at 4:00 and a brief stop back in Katoomba at 5:30. Departed Katoomba at 6:00 and back in Sydney at about 8:00pm.
I would recommend (time permitting) hiking in Blue Mountains on one day, and cave tours on a separate day.
It was a great cave tour, but the time around Echo Point and Scenic World was a little rushed.
The Jenolan caves were the highlight and our guide there, Graham, was wonderful. The Blue Mountains were a big disappointment because we had so little time there.
Informative guide and tour. Would have liked more information on the 900 stair steps.
Minibus pickup from hotel on time, but then a lot of hanging around in the coach at Star City. Once underway the coach was clean and comfortable, David our driver was a very informative guide as he drove to all around the route, indeed all day, mixing info and fab dry Aussie humour! Blue Mountains, don't bother getting on any of the rides, they are a rip-off for what you get, photos can be just as good from the vista points by the cable car stations.Have a bite to eat and a drink in the cafe, visit the restroom and get back on the coach. Jenolan Caves, David knows the length and width of his coach is all I'll say on the long downhill section to the caves, he's some driver!! Caves themselves absolutely brilliant, we toured the Lucas system with a guide in a group of maybe 20 or so, nearly 2 hrs underground and loved every minute. Won't spoil it if you are thinking of going, but make sure you have plenty of power in your camera for lots of flash photography - You will need it. AWESOME. Very smooth journey back, drop-off right outside our hotel, thank you very much. Well worth doing just for the caves.
Our tour guide was absolutely delightful and full of interesting tidbits about Sydney and the countryside that preceded the tour. The tour seemed a bit rushed at times, but I'm not sure how they can improve upon that. Overall, we enjoyed the tour immensely and would definitely recommend it to others.
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I loved the caves! Great driver and nice coach!
It was great and beautiful. The only thing I am not happy about is that we did not stop at or drive pass the Echo point in Blue mountain at all.
All in all a good tour. I would have liked to spend more time at the Blue Mountains. Tour guide was good.
The trip to the Blue Mountains was nice, but we didn't go to the Jenolan Caves, which is kind of confusing since, according to the description, we should have. Instead we went to a Featherdale zoo.
Very good trip - just find that there was not enough time to do the nice walks at the 3 Sisters - would have liked to stay there longer. Good guide.
Should have more time in destinations, schedule too tight due to long driving distances.
I felt the time at the Blue Mountains was too short. I had to choose just way, Three Sisters or rain forest walk. It would be better to have 2 or 3 hours at that place. On the other hand the cave is so nice. I really liked it! Thank you.
We did the adventure caving, which was definitely an adventure, but i think it should be stated more clearly what people are getting into before hand. It's not just more walking, there is crawling through small spaces, abseiling, and other more challenging activities. We had a great time but I think the description should be more clear.
Superb scenery and busy itinerary, but was perhaps a little rushed, especially at Scenic Park, where we only spent one hour and virtually had to run around the walk. Could be worth spending two days rather than one if you have the time. But still good value and great not having to drive for a change!!
We were lucky with weather. Was a great day! Could see Three Sisters. Cave tour is a bit fast.
Mountains are beautiful, rushed at Scenic World due to wait to get on rail and cable car. A traffic accident caused us to be late to the caves, so we were rushed there too. I'm sure it wouldn't always be that way. Awesome caves. Saw wallabies while driving. I wish the driver would have talked more.
Excellent visit to caves BUT the specific cave chosen for the group was done so without any warning as to the severity of the climb. Ours was rated the most severe. I only just managed, being 77 years old and having suffered a heart problem! An opportunity ought to be given to change the selection.
Great day trip, amazing caves. Unique destination to visit.
Loved the caves, well worth adding this trip on.
Visiting the Blue Mountains is a gamble with the weather, but some flexibility in the tour program does help. The caves were amazing and so well displayed - expertly done!
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We had an amazing experience discovering the inner structures of the caves!
The only reason this got three stars not a four is that the morning of the tour, we got rained out so we couldn't see the Three Sisters Mountains. I was very disappointed and wish that they would have offered to schedule another day for us to accommodate our loss of the morning. I loved the caves, so did my mom, they were amazing and made up for the morning of rain!