• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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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. Instead of the guided tour, you can 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.

Highlights

  • 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

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.
Please Note - if you choose the Plughole Adventure Tour, you forego the guided cave tour.*Please Note - if you choose the Plughole Adventure Tour, you forego the guided cave tour.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

jeanL140

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The cave itself was so amazing. It was so worthy of visiting such wonderful nature site. The drive was very safe thanks to the skillful driver, Ben did all the safe driving for all those twists and turns on the mountain roads.

Patricia A W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The ride was long but the Blue Mountains were just beautiful. My husband and I were the only couple who took up the Jenolan Caves tour in the group so we split up but Scotty and Belinda were AWESOME. They were great instructors, and really made the tour fun. It also helped that the group doing the cave exploration with us were all pretty fun too. Be ready to get dirty and let loose!

tiamchuah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was an interesting tour. The caves were amazing. Roland, our driver and guide was doing a great job, provided wonderful nuggets of information and gave us an insight. Same for Alan, our guide to the mountains. The videos played on our journey gave us interesting information on Australia.

bijou789

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Tony P. was my tour guide and he was absolutely fabulous! He's very knowledgeable and truly cares about you having a memorable trip. Tony knows all the local/insider spots and tips. Definitely request him if you are taking this tour!

Dalim Kumar B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Blue mountains was a nice place to visit. And Jenolan caves were further beautiful. Our guide was pretty knowledgeable as well. A must visit from Sydney.

ANDERSEN3254

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The caves were interesting. The cave tour guide was adequate but the bus driver was AWESOME! We enjoyed the tour.

evilenecarvalho

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A day trip not to be missed .... Awesome mountains and the cave is breath taking ...

Bus driver has a lot of great information about all the places we drove trough

Valerie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fun!

Maurice A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

nice ride out to the caves. saw lucas cave which was impressive but not best ive seen.

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