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AAT Kings Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves Tours (J32)

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For a review of this tour see Andrew's Tour review here



Pensioner Fares apply to Australian and New Zealand Pension Card holders, Australian Senior Card holders and full time Australian Students.


Included in price:

Guided tour of the Lucas, Chifley or Imperial Cave.

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What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, camera & jacket in cooler months
Fitness level required:
Medium
Child policies:
Children aged 15 years and under are unable to participate in this tour. Participants in the add-on Adventure Caving tour must be over the age of 10 years.
Departure points:
Sydney, New South Wales
Departure time:
8:05 AM Tue, Thu, Sat
Pickup/departure instructions:

Selected hotel pick-ups are available.

Please visit this link for tentative pick up information.

Please note that reconfirmation is still required prior to departure as per your travel documentation.

The coach will not attend a location unless a pick-up is prearranged.

Please note the times listed are approximate and ALL bookings MUST be reconfirmed with operator the day before departure.

Duration:
Full Day (approx 11hrs)
Approximate Return Time:
7.00pm
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Tour Details

Operator
AAT Kings
Destination
Jenolan Caves
Departs From
Sydney

Tour Description


With a morning pickup (approximately 8am) from the Star City Coach Terminal, Pirrama Road, Sydney, or earlier from your CBD accommodation, you'll be able to relax and take in the scenery on your way to the Blue Mountains. Your driver will tell you about your day ahead on your journey to visit the following locations:



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.



Leura is one of several villages in the Blue Mountains that perfectly captures the spirit of the region – fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. There’s time in Leura to browse through the antique shops, galleries and book stores. Why not purchase a takeaway lunch from the Loaves & Dishes café?



Travel through Katoomba, the ‘capital’ of the Blue Mountains. Stop to take photos from a perfect vantage point and capture aweinspiring views of dramatic cliffs, deep canyons and lush vegetation, particularly eucalypts.



If time permits, we will stop at Echo Point to see the Three Sisters rock formation. The Indigenous inhabitants of the Blue Mountains believed that the Three Sisters - named Meehni (922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m)  were turned to stone to protect them from being kidnapped by another tribe's men. The elder that turned them to stone was killed in the ensuing battle and nobody was able to turn the sisters back. You can see the Three Sisters from Echo Point, resplendent in the morning sunlight. They’re an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colours across the rock face.



Head to Jenolan Caves along the Cliff Drive with its stunning scenery. You'll enjoy a guided tour through these fascinating and beautiful caves - the oldest open cave system known to the world. The caves stretch a whopping 40kms through a multi-tiered network. The Indigenous locals called this place 'Binoomea', meaning 'dark places'. The caves all feature amazing lighting, underground rivers and limestone formations. You'll visit captivating Lucas Cave, the largest of the Jenolan Caves. Its highest chamber reaches 54 metres and is known as 'the Cathedral' and has often hosted concerts, due to its amazing acoustics. If Lucas cave is unavailable, you'll instead be taken through the 'Imperial Cave'. (Please note that the guided tour of Lucas Cave has over 900 steps. You will need to be able to walk unassisted to participate in the tour.)



*Looking for a more intense cave experience? Book the add-on Adventure Caving option to super-charge your day. Pull on overalls, a hard hat and a miner's light to experience the thrill of crawling through unlit caves with an experienced guide. Abseil 10m down into the Elder Cave. You slowly make your way down approximately 100m, exploring through roomy caverns and snaking through narrow tunnels, eventually coming out in the Imperial Cave far below. *Please note, to undertake this add-on experience, you must be reasonably fit and agile, wear sturdy footwear and not be concerned with confirmed spaces. (minimum age 10yrs and children 10-15yrs pay adult price for add-on option)



Before you return to Sydney, you'll stop to admire the beauty of Blue Lake - a body of sapphire-coloured water that has gained its spectacular tint as a result of the minerals from the Jenolan Caves. This spot makes for amazing photo opportunities and is often the site for wedding photography, such is its beauty. A great photo opportunity.



At the end of the day (approx. 7:15pm), you'll be returned to your Sydney accommodation or Star City Coach Terminal.


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Tour

AAT Kings Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves Tours (J32)

Rates

  Adult Child Family Pensioner
Pay Now $179.00 $90.00 $161.00

Optional Extras

Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves with Lunch (J32L)
Enjoy a light takeaway lunch from Loaves & Dishes in Leura, while you relax with fellow travellers and take a break at the beautiful Blue Lake at Jenolan Caves.
Adults: $15.00 | Children: $15.00 | Pensioners: $15.00

Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves with Adventure Caving (J32A) Persons 10+ year only.
Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves tour with Plughole Adventure Cave tour (not available to children under 10)
Adults: $80.00 | Children: $80.00 | Pensioners: $80.00

Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves with Light Lunch & Adventure Caving (J32AL) Persons 10+ year only.
Enjoy a light takeway lunch from Loaves & Dishes in Leura once you are at the beautiful Blue Lake, and take a Plughole Adventure Cave tour (not available to children under 10)
Adults: $95.00 | Children: $95.00 | Pensioners: $95.00

Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.