Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life with a trip to Jenolan Caves. These caverns are a national historical site and one of the most stunning and acclaimed natural locations near Sydney. The Sydney to Jenolan Caves Day trip, which is dotted with lovely vistas and landmarks, might be your way of inhaling greenery and natural beauty. So, here’s our take on the best way to get to and from Sydney to the Jenolan Caves. We’ve included all the aspects that will make your day trip from Sydney memorable.
Before getting into the details, let’s review some points that will help you plan your trip better.
- Breathtaking natural vistas.
- Witness an array of flora and fauna at the Blue Mountains.
- Travel through Blue Mountain villages.
- Stroll through the bushes to reach the viewpoints at the Blue Mountains.
- Explore one of the world’s oldest cave systems.
- Enjoy the kaleidoscope of natural hues.
- Chances of encountering wild kangaroos, platypi, and wallabies.
10-11 hours (approx.)
Things to Carry:
- Water bottle
- Entry tickets
- Appropriate walking boots
- Power bank and charging cable
Itinerary to Jenolan Caves from Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath, Lowther War Memorial.
- Lincoln’s Rock: Duration- 20 mins
- Wentworth Falls: Duration- 1 hour
- The Three Sisters (Katoomba): Duration- 30 minutes
- Jenolan Caves: Duration- 3 hours
- The Blue Lake: Duration- 15-20 minutes
- The Grand Archway
Travel Options to Jenolan Caves from Sydney:
There are many options to travel from Sydney to Jenolan Caves via the Blue Mountains. Your travel options should be determined by the sort of trip you desire.
You can drive your own car, hire a car, or use a cab. Whichever option you take, you will begin on the M4, which will take you to the Blue Mountains and the A32. You can stop at the locations suggested in this blog on your way to Jenolan Caves or make your own stops. Depending on traffic, a typical journey might take 2 hours and 3 hours to reach your location.
If you are not preferring a car or a taxi, then travelling by train could be another easy option. Head towards Katoomba from Sydney Central Station, which usually takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes. When you arrive at Katoomba, take a CDC bus to Jenolan Caves.
Note: If planning to stop at the Blue Mountains, please refer here to learn more.
You can also travel to Jenolan Caves by bus. There are various tour operators that provide day tours from Sydney to caves via buses or large coaches. This travel option is ideal for groups since you can charter out a full bus and decide how to travel.
If you desire a Sydney to Jenolan Caves Day trip created just for you, then booking a private tour is the best option. Click on the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves tour to learn more.
Approximately it could be around A$250 per person if you want to book a private tour guide in Sydney and arrange a small group size of 5 to 6 travellers.
Here are a few other details to consider before undertaking the Sydney to Jenolan Caves Day trip.
- This trip requires considerable walking.
- The caves require rigorous climbing.
- This day trip may not be suitable for pregnant women, young children, and people with impairments.
- Carrying large luggage bags is not recommended.
- Smoking is not allowed.
Starting Point: Sydney
Jenolan Caves, 4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan NSW 2790, Australia
On your route from Sydney to Jenolan Caves, stop at the following locations to observe the beauty of nature. This list is by no means exhaustive and you can add additional places to it or leave out those you’ve already visited.
Your first destination after leaving Sydney will be the Blue Mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to a plethora of breathtaking vistas, waterfalls, and hiking paths. We are simply covering some of the most well-known locations because this is not the end destination of our day excursion.
The first stop on the way to the Jenolan Caves will be Lincoln’s Rock. This is one of the most magnificent lookouts in the Blue Mountains, often known as Flat Rock, and is surely Instagrammable!
Your next stop can be at Wentworth Falls, a spectacular place located at the base of the Blue Mountains. The grandeur of the falls and their surroundings may be explored through forest walks and treks.
The Three Sisters
Echo Point is an excellent vantage point from which to view the famed Three Sisters Rocks. According to the local legend, these rocks were formerly three sisters from the Katoomba tribe, Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo, who were transformed into rocks.
After completing the sightseeing in the Blue Mountains head towards the Jenolan Caves- an underground cave system that stood the test of time.
The Best Caves to Visit Jenolan Caves
There are several guided cave tours that one can participate in according to their physical fitness level. Mammoth Cave, Temple of Baal, Chifley, Diamond, Ribbon, Imperial, Orient, Lucas, River Cave, and Plughole Caves are the caves that one can cover across the whole cave complex. But if you ask us, we would say our favourite caves are the following:
Highlights– It is the widest cave in the Jenolan Cave Complex. This cave is also the home to the ‘Brocken Column’- the most photographed limestone formation.
Entry Fee– From $52
Duration– 2 hours
Highlights– The underground running river, the magnificent stalagmite- the ‘Giant Shawl,’ the magnificent stalagmite–the ‘Minaret’, and the biggest column at Jenolan–the ‘Grand Column’.
Entry Fee– From $46
Duration– 1 hour
Highlights– The Pillar of Hercules and The Indian Canopy.
Entry Fee– From $60
Duration– 1.5 hours
Temple of Baal Cave
Highlights– The Temple chamber and ‘The Angel’s Wing’- a big white shawl in the shape of a set of wings.
Entry Fee– From $60
Duration– 1.5 hours
The Blue Lake
You may also visit Blue Lake in addition to the caves. It takes around 2 hours to get from Jenolan Caves to this man-made dam. You may also encounter the elusive platypus, Australia’s rarest natural animal here.
Entry Fee– Free
Duration– 15-20 mins
The Grand Archway
Start your cave tour by passing under the grand archway.
Entry Fee– Free
Contact Sydney Private Tours right away if you are still seeking the finest Sydney to Jenolan Caves Day trips. Our consultants will assist you in creating the best and most tailored itineraries for you that you may complete in a single day.