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11 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


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 (if time permits), 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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

The inclusion of the Jenolan Caves sets apart this Blue Mountains day trip from others.
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 (if time permits). 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.


Hotel Pickups:

7:10am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7:15am Mercure Sydney
7:20am Capitol Theatre (Front of theatre) 
7:30am Novotel Darling Harbour
7:35am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7:40am Hilton Hotel Sydney (Pitt St entrance)
7:50am Hyatt Regency Sydney (Lower Ground Level of Hotel, Slip Street entrance)
7:55am Sofitel Wentworth Hotel
8:05am Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (Harrington St entrance) 


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, Sep 2018

jenolan caves has many different caves . We visited Lucas. Such a thrilling experience. I am not sure about the Combo of blue mountains and caves.We stopped by for an hour in a village and i personally felt that was so unnecessary.If we would have drove straight to the caves then we could have had little more time On blue mountains. AAT certainly could have avoided that hour in town.

, Mar 2018

Really enjoyed all the stops, sightseeing and especially the caves.
Both our driver and coach were great.

, Mar 2018

Cave is very very okay however, we havent seen the 3 sisters because of fog. had to pay additional money for the ride going up

, Feb 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.

, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Dec 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!

, Dec 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.

, Nov 2017

Arranged months ago thru internet and was pleased I was on the list when the bus arrived. Because my hotel was not on the pick up locations list I was advised to go to a hotel a few train stops from my hotel. Pick up time was 7:15. I arrived at 7:00 as the directions said arrive 15 minutes early...met a fellow traveler and we waited together. At 7:20 she called the tour company and was told few more minutes, bus arrived around 7:40. Why tell us to be there at 7 when bus arrives 40 minutes late. We then stopped at other pick up locations. We arrived at the first stop a small town where the driver suggested we get our lunches. There was a fridge at the back of the bus and I am really glad I got sandwiches....after another stop at 3 sisters we were on our way to the caves. Driver had hoped to get us there by 12:15 to 12:30 it was 12:55 when we pulled up. I was doing the optional plug hole and they were suiting up when I arrived. Tour started at 1:00. It was a lot of fun. Enjoyed it very much. An incredible experience. Got back on the bus at 3:20 and ate my lunch. Thankful I had picked it up at the first stop...driver was very good. Very professional lots of information. Had us back to Sydney in good time...I know drop offs are arranged by ease of location but why are last on first off? My day was almost 12 hours long from 7 to 7... was told after the fact there was a pick up at a hotel 5 minutes from mine...not on the list but is a pick up spot...wished I had known that when I was getting the 6:30 train that was still a good day.

, Oct 2017

This tour is great if you want to get out of the city. The caves were really good, quite large. The driver stopped at a couple of locations on the way for photos, and for people to pick up lunch. The drive was long and the tour took all day.

, Sep 2017

I would have given it 5 stars except for the stop at Blue Mountains. The entire Blue Mountains 'experience' probably lasted all of 10 minutes. Our driver allowed us 20 minutes to be back at the bus. Between walking to and from the viewpoint and stopping at the restroom, no more than 10 minutes was left to look around and take pictures! In contrast, there was ample time to look around before the caves tour. The bus driver/tour guide was very professional in his handling of the group and giving us commentaries about the sights. The title of this tour should have been 'Jenolan Caves Motorcoach Day Tour with a 10-Minute Stop at the Blue Mountains Echo Point Lookout.'

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