Jenolan Caves Blue Mountains & Wildlife Tour 2 days
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sydney, NSW
- Product code: 50JBC2
2 Day Sydney to Jenolan Caves Blue Mountains Tour
Day 1 – Jenolan Caves Blue Mountains Tour Depart your Sydney hotel or accommodation at 800am and enjoy the fresh early light and air of the spectacular Blue Mountains. Visit Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Jamieson Valley (Grand Canyon) and Cliff Drive over Megalong Valley. Enjoy the spectacular view from Govett’s Leap near Blackheath, overlooking the Grosse Valley and spectacular Blue Gum Forest. Descend the 1500 metres of the Great Dividing Range to the western slopes, then down the scenic Jenolan Caves road for a cave tour and nature walk - likely seeing platypus.
Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest dated caves – over 340 million years old! They contain some of the world’s most spectacular calcite crystal formations, which since 1838 have entranced visitors.
Jenolan Caves is in a huge nature reserve which forms part of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. You can stroll along a choice of scenic bush tracks (from easy to strenuous), picnic at the Blue Lake, and in the quiet of the early morning or at dusk, see native animals and birds. On almost any day you can spot a platypus, and if overnighting, you are sure to see kangaroos. After a caves tour and nature walk, we enjoy a delicious meal at the local restaurant, before overnight at Caves House.
Day 2: After a healthy breakfast a second (optional) cave tour is available before we travel through stunning mountain country to Kanangra Walls scenic lookout in the Kanangra Boyd National Park overlooking deep gorges and the Cox's River. We then travel in the mountain region to the timber town of Oberon, then the scenic drive into Bathurst. Bathurst was home to New South Wales first big gold rush in the 1850s and became home to the Cobb & Co (stage) coach company, who ran the largest transport network in the world with 6,000 horses running daily. Enjoy a look at local history, and this truly pioneering country town before we visit the Charles Darwin memorial who visited the region in 1836. From Lithgow, the site of Australia's early ironworks we check out the Zig Zag steam railway history and head up Victoria Pass to return to Sydney by the scenic Bell Line of Road with a visit to the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens time permitting. Return to Sydney arriving approximately 6 pm.