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Sydney Return Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Full Day Tour

  • Blue Mountains
  • English
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Guided tour Lucas Cave
  • 3. Experienced driver guide
  • 4. Comprehensive commentary
  • 5. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
From AUD
$185.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Guided tour Lucas Cave
  • 3. Experienced driver guide
  • 4. Comprehensive commentary
  • 5. Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Not included

  • 1. Lunch, Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Blue Mountains
Depature point ● Departs*: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Sydney City
● Departure Time^: 08:05
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrives Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at approximately 19:00
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ●  Sturdy non-slip enclosed walking shoes (no heels or sandals)
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
Other info ● Moderate level of fitness required. Approximately 860 metre walk and 910 stair steps (including 252 stair steps into the Cathedral Chamber) within the guided tour of the Lucas caves. Guests must be able to walk unassisted to be able to participate in this tour.

● Baby prams or strollers cannot be taken through any of the caves, and it is  strongly advised against the use of backpack child carriers during the cave tour.

● There is no wheelchair access at Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Cave guided tours. This tour is not reccommended for guests with mobility difficulties

2 Overview

Discover the World Heritage treasures of the Blue Mountains and the breathtaking natural wonders of the Jenolan Caves. Nestled on the western side of the Blue Mountains, this extensive network of limestone caves and above-ground arches are Australia’s most impressive and one of the oldest cave systems in the world.

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Full Day Tour

 

Blue Mountains

Take a scenic three hour drive west of Sydney and discover the magnificent Blue Mountains, which were first crossed in 1813 by explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. This World Heritage Listed National Park is recognised internationally for its incredible geographic, botanic and cultural values and boasts a stunning landscape of dense eucalypt forest, grand escarpments, waterfalls and cave systems.

The area is home to 90 different species of eucalyptus trees and the greatest and most diverse concentration of eucalyptus trees in the world. Ever wonder why the Blue Mountains are called blue? The air is filled with several finely dispersed droplets of eucalyptus oil. These oil droplets not only delightfully perfume the air, but combined with dust and water vapour; they scatter rays of brilliant blue light earning this spectacular mountain range its name.  

One of the most striking landmarks of the Blue Mountains is the amazing rock formation known as the Three Sisters. Each pinnacle stands at 922, 918 and 906 metres tall respectively. The best place to view of the Three Sisters is from Echo Point, a lookout perched on the edge of a 170 metre cliff face. Here you can learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime legend of the Three Sisters.

Travel further along the scenic Cliff Drive through the Blue Mountains and you'll come to Jenolan Caves, one of the oldest known open cave systems in the world. Known to the local Aboriginal people as 'Binoomea' (meaning Dark Places), the Jenolan Cave system stretches over an enormous 40 kilometres of multi-level passages, many still undergoing explorations. There are nine caves open to visitors, all featuring amazing lighting, underground rivers and limestone formations.

Travelling through the Blue Mountains you'll come across a number of quaint villages and towns such as the picturesque village of Leura. You'll notice many of the region's villages and landmarks are named after the European explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson who first crossed the rugged mountain terrain in 1813. 

  

Highlights
  • No visit to Jenolan Caves would be complete without first stopping at Echo Point to view the famous Three Sisters 
  • Learn about the Aboriginal Dreamtime legend of the three sisters who were turned to stone 
  • They're an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colours across the rock face 
  • Travel through Katoomba, the 'capital' of the Blue Mountains 
  • Stop to take photos from a perfect vantage point and capture awe-inspiring views of dramatic cliffs, deep canyons and lush vegetation, particularly eucalypt 
  • Learn ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime interpretations of the creation of the world 
  • Head to Jenolan Caves along the Cliff Drive with its stunning scenery 
  • An experienced guide will take you through the oldest known cave system in the world 
  • The caves all feature amazing lighting, underground rivers and limestone formations 
  • Visit captivating Lucas Cave, the largest of the Jenolan Caves. Its highest chamber reaches 54 metres and is known as 'the Cathedral' 
  • Glimpse Australian birds and animals, including kangaroos and platypus, among the quiet bushland, the deep caves and great valley 
  • Admire the beauty of the Blue Lake, the result of mineral-laden water seeping through the limestone caves. A great photo opportunity!

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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