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Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains Adventure
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.
There is no wheelchair access at Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Cave guided tours
This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility difficulties
- Included in price:
- selected Hotel Pick ups National Park fees Guided tour of the Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Caves.
- Able to be purchased/hired:
- What to bring:
- Sturdy, non-slip shoes (No high heels or thongs) Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat Water bottle Camera Jacket in the cooler months Lunch can be purchased at the Jenolan Caves Cafe.
- Fitness level required:
- Child policies:
- 0-2 years travel free 2-15 years Child rate 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.
- Departure points:
- Sydney, New South Wales
- Departure time:
8:00 AM Tue, Thu, Sat
- Pickup/departure instructions:
- Selected hotel pick-ups are available. Please advise at time of booking.
- Approx 11 hours
- Approximate Return Time:
- 7:15pm Approximately
- Aussie Adventures
- Blue Mountains, Katoomba and Jenolan Caves
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Roam the Blue Mountains' Heritage listed natural treasures before discovering the 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. Visit Katoomba, the 'Capital' of the Blue Mountains, then stop at Echo to view the famous Three Sisters. See the mysterious Blue Lake, then join a fully guided tour through the Lucas Cave. Be Captivated by its incredible cathedral-like chambers and limestone rock formations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!