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Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves

  • Jenolan Caves

    Jenolan Caves

  • Jenolan Caves formations

    Jenolan Caves formations

  • Alternative: Imperial Cave

    Alternative: Imperial Cave

  • Blue Lake

    Blue Lake

  • Blue Mountains Lookout

    Blue Mountains Lookout

  • The Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains

Tour codes: J32, +L

Prices From

$139

adult ?

$70

child ?
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Optional Extras

Itinerary

En Route

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Blue Mountains. Your Driver Guide will provide details of the day’s itinerary while you enjoy the journey west.

Leura

First up is the charming village of Leura. It's one of several villages in the Blue Mountains that perfectly captures the spirit of the region – fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. Its pretty, tree-lined main street is great for browsing through its many antique shops, art galleries and bookstores. Why not enjoy a delicious takeaway lunch from Loaves and the Dishes café.

Katoomba

Head to the iconic Blue Mountains and drive through the tourist town of Katoomba, the gateway to the region. Katoomba first became known when a coal mine was established there in 1879. The town features lovely heritage cottages, a well-established guest house and hotel industry and many cafés and restaurants.

Echo Point photo stop

From Echo Point you’ll be treated to a view that is spectacular. This mountainous World Heritage region covers an area of up to 10,000 square kilometres and features dramatic cliffs, deep canyons and lush vegetation, particularly eucalypt. When first discovered by the European visitors, the Blue Mountains had already bee n home to the Gundungurra people for what is believed to be millions of years and evidence of their culture and spirituality can be found throughout the region.

The Three Sisters

Also from Echo Point you can see the imposing Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They stand an incredible 922, 918 and 906 metres respectively and are an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colours across the rock face.

Jenolan Caves

Now you head to the Jenolan Caves via the stunning scenery of the Cliff Drive. On arrival you’ll meet your experienced Guide who will take you through the oldest known open cave system in the world. Known to the local Aboriginal people as ‘Binoomea’ (Dark Places), the Jenolan Cave system stretches over an enormous 40 kilometres of multilevel passages, many still undergoing explorations. There are nine caves open to visitors, all featuring amazing lighting, underground rivers and limestone formations.

Lucas Cave

You’ll be captivated by Lucas Cave, the largest of the Jenolan Caves. Its chambers are simply incredible. The highest chamber, reaching 54 metres, is known as the Cathedral and, with its incredible acoustic capabilities, has provided the setting for many underground concerts.

Please note: At certain times, Lucas Cave will be replaced with a visit to Imperial or Chifley Cave.

Blue Lake

Before heading back to the city, you simply must take in the beauty of the Blue Lake. This gorgeous sight is the result of mineral laden water seeping through the limestone caves. When cast in sunlight, the lake takes on the most captivating vivid blue colour. Definitely a great photo opportunity!

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2016.

Full Day Tour

Approximately 11 hours

Departs

Tue, Thu & Sat from 7.00am, Sydney
(pick-ups at selected hotels)

Returns

7.15pm approximately, Sydney

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Guided tour of either Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Cave
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to bring

  • Sturdy, non-slip shoes
    (No high heels or thongs)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

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 we strongly advise 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

Prices

Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves (J32)

 
FROM
   
Base Tour
$139
Adult ?
$70
Child ?
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Total
Optional Add-Ons

Takeaway Lunch (+L)

Blue Mountains Leura Lunch add on

Enjoy delicious Mediterranean-style homemade food at this family-owned and run business. Around the Blue Lake at Jenolan Caves is a beautiful spot to enjoy your takeaway lunch while admiring the views.

Please Note: This lunch add-on is valid for travel from 1 April 2016.

FROM $14
adult ?
$14
child ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Free hotel pick-ups

Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.

Pick-up points

The following pick-ups will be in effect from 1st April 2016.

Hotel    Pickup Location    Pickup Time
Crescent on Bayswater    Front of Hotel    7.00am
Four Points Sheraton    Front of Hotel    8.10am
Four Seasons    Level 3 – Harrington Street entrance    8.15am
Hilton Hotel Sydney    Pitt Street entrance    8.00am
Novotel Darling Harbour    Front of Hotel   7.45am
Parkroyal Darling Harbour   Front of Hotel   7.50am
Rydges World Square   Front of Hotel - Pitt Street entrance   7.55am
Sofitel Wentworth    Front of Hotel   7.15am
Vibe Hotel Sydney    Front of Hotel   7.25am
YHA Central    Front of Hostel    7.30am


In Sydney, you will be picked up by your specific touring vehicle an commence your day tour without the need to go to a centralised departure point to swap vehicles.

Please use the tool below to find the nearest pickup location from your hotel and advise your chosen pickup with your booking. Alternatively, please ask at time of booking.

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