Jenolan Caves Tour From Sydney: Find The Best One For You

The scenic River Cave system at Jenolan Caves

A Jenolan Caves tour is very special experience and a must-do on the itinerary of many visitors to Sydney.

Here on Hello Sydney Kids we have a guide to driving yourself from Sydney to visit Jenolan Caves, this can be done in one day but I wouldn’t advise it to anyone not familiar with driving in Australia. It’s just too long a day.

You can easily find a Sydney one day tour to Jenolan Caves and the Blue Mountains. These are the best way for visitors to see these geographical wonders. A day tour from Sydney is still a HUGE day, especially for the children, so you’d probably want to plan less demanding days on each side of your trip.

Small group enjoying a tour through a cave system at Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains.

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When you’re looking at the various Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves tours from Sydney, one of the main questions to ask is: ‘Do we want to be in a small group or on a large coach tour?’ Both are available.

All tours will stop at lookouts for stunning views over the Blue Mountains, and most also stop at Scenic World which has some amazing cable car and funicular rides. (We love Scenic World EXCEPT when it is really busy, then the queues can be just too long.)

If you have young children, please do read our full description of visiting Jenolan Caves with kids, as it can be a tricky day especially with babies and toddlers. 

Here are three of the trips that look best for families:

 

FJ Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves Tours

A terrific day out with a 1.5 hour guided cave tour, then a charming ferry trip for part of the way home.

Stop at: Scenic World Katoomba, Jenolan Caves for a cave tour, return to Sydney then ferry trip from Homebush Bay Warf to Circular Quay. 

Tour time: 11 hours

Bus tour 

Departure: 7.30am with hotel pickups prior to this

Costs are:

Adults $150

Child 3 – 12 $85

Click here to read more and buy tickets on Get Your Guide.

 

Small group enjoying a tour through the River Cave system at Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains.

 

 

Jenolan Caves Private Tour

The flexbility of doing a day trip to Jenolan Caves and the Blue Mountains just with your own tour group may make it worthwhile for you. The costs can also be lower, depending on the size of your group.

But the tipping point for me, making this a great way to travel, is that this tour will take you to visit lovely Featherdale Wildlife Park as well as the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves.

Stop at: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Govetts Leap at Blackheath, Jenolan Caves for a cave tour, beautiful Blue Lake, the Three Sisters Lookout at Katoomba.

Tour time: 11 hours

Maximum number: Your group only

Departure: 7.30am with hotel pickups prior to this

Costs are:

3 people:  $250

6 people:  $150 each

10 people: $125 each

Check full pricing details and more information on Viator here.

Blue lake at Jenolan Caves

Blue Lake at Jenolan Caves

 

Another shot of the Blue Lake, Jenolan Caves obtains its unnatural blue colour from the limestone sediments from the limestone caves.

 

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Motorcoach Day Tour

Travel by coach on this tour to visit the main sites of the Blue Mountains and to do a Jenolan Caves Tour. Scenic World is not included in this tour but you do spend longer at Jenolan Caves.

Stop at: Echo Point Lookout and Govetts Leap Lookout; Jenolan Caves for a cave tour; the  Blue Lake.

Tour time: 11 hours

Departure: 8am with hotel pickups prior to this

Costs are:

Adults:  $185

Child 3 – 14 years:  $93

Infant 0 – 2 years: free

Check full pricing details and more information on this tour here.

 

 

Other Blue Mountains – Jenolan Caves Tours are available, I like to use the sites which aggregate the tours so you can easily compare a few:

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Tours are on Get Your Guide here.

Exploring Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains

 

Hope this is helpful, if you have any other questions about Jenolan Caves tours from Sydney please do ask any questions in the comments or over on the Australia Holiday Planning- For Families Facebook group. 

 

Cheers,

 

 

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Jenolan Caves FAQ

Are you searching for Sydney caves or caves in Sydney? Perhaps you really are looking for the Jenolan Caves?

Jenolan Caves are massive limestone complex, over on the western side of the Blue Mountains, one of the world’s most speactacular yet accessible cave systems.

How long does a visit to Jenolan Caves take?

A day trip to Jenolan Caves takes 10 – 12 hours so a full day from Sydney.

What sort of Jenolan Caves tours are available?

Day trips from Sydney to jenolan Caves generally leave early in the morning and visit Echo Point and the Three Sisters in Katoomba, en route for Jenolan. Then there is a 1.5 – 2 hour cave tour. Some tours offer a trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park on the way to the Blue Mountains. Others make a ferry trip down the Parramatta River a part of the return journey.

The scenic River Cave system at Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains. 

Village directory sign at Jenolan Caves.

Small group enjoying a tour through the River Cave system at Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains.

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Jenolan River near Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains

Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains

Exploring Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

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