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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, +A

Prices From

$139

adult ?

$70

child ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
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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

The charming village of Leura is one of several 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 an optional takeaway lunch from Loaves & 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.

Blue Mountains photo stop

From a spectacular vantage point you’ll be treated to a view that is awe-inspiring. 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.

The Three Sisters

You’ll also see the imposing Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They 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 multi-level 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 2017.

Full Day Tour

Approximately 12 hours

Departs

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

Returns

Sydney, 7.15pm approximately

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 a takeaway lunch from Loaves & Dishes while you relax with fellow travellers and take a break at the beautiful Blue Lake at Jenolan Caves.

FROM $14
adult ?
$14
child ?

Adventure Caving (+A)

jenolan caves adventure caving photo credit andrew smith ta

Why not try Adventure Caving? Put on a hard hat with a miner’s light and pull on your overalls to experience the thrill of crawling through unlit caves. Note: a moderate level of fitness is required.
Minimum age is 10 years.

Photo Credit: Andrew Smith, TA

FROM $60
adult ?
$60
concession ?

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
Hotel    Pickup Location    Pickup Time
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport   Front of Hotel    6:35am
Vibe Hotel Sydney   Front of Hotel    7:10am
Mercure Sydney   Front of Theatre    7:15am
Capitol Theatre   Pitt Street entrance    7:20am
Novotel Darling Harbour    Front of Hotel   7:30am
Parkroyal Darling Harbour   Front of Hotel   7:35am
Hilton Hotel Sydney   Pitt Street entrance   7:40am
Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour   Lower Ground Leve of Hotel, Slip Street Entrance   7:50am
Sofitel Wentworth    Front of Hotel   7:55am
Four Seasons Hotel   Level 3 - Harrington Street Entance   8:05am


In 2017 hotel pick-ups may be affected by major road works. Please call 1300 228 546 to confirm your pick-up location and time 24-48 hours prior to your travel date. Pick up times are valid from 1 April 2017.

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