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Self-Drive - Trails of the Blue Mountains

Best travel time all year round. Please note that during the quiet months, Jenolan Caves House is only open on weekends.
A self-drive tour is the best way to see the Blue Mountains. The car gives you freedom and you decide when you go and what you want to see.

The Blue Mountains is an easy destination to explore on your own. Only about 1.5 hours drive from Sydney and you will feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can choose whether you go for a hike, admire the scenery from the lookout points, or relax in the hotel's spa?

Itinerary Summary: 
Day 1     Meet kangaroos, koalas and Australian wildlife 
Day 2     Scenery of the Blue Mountains 
Day 3     Australia's oldest and largest cave system 
Day 4     Where to next?

Day 1. The journey begins

On your arrival to Sydney Airport, pick up your rental car and start your journey towards the Blue Mountains. (You can also pick up the car from the city if you're already in Sydney.)

The drive to the mountains is about  1.5 hours, and on the way, you will stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you’ll meet the local wildlife up close. Please note that the park is open from 9am to 4pm when we plan your trip.

Featherdale Wildlife Park is part of an organization called the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. The organization protects endangered wildlife, and there are more than 6.5 million hectares of protected area around Australia. By visiting here, you support conservation work and help injured and orphaned Australian animals.

Entrance tickets are included in the package.

The drive continues to Katoomba, where you’ll stay in for the next two nights. The hotel offers a wonderful mountain view.

Day 2. Blue Mountains

After breakfast, visit Scenic World, where you can experience two different cable cars, the world's steepest train and several walking trails. The Scenic World pass is included in the package.

After visiting Scenic World, you can go for hike to the wilderness. You may choose from easy walking trails or more demanding hikes. Many walking trails start right next to your hotel, at the Echo Point Lookout. Ask more when we plan your trip, and we can help to choose the route that suits you.

Additionally, explore Katoomba town or relax at one of the day spas. 

More information on walks:

Day 3. Jenolan Caves

Continue your drive to Australia's largest and one of the world's oldest cave networks, the Jenolan Caves.

Take part in a guided cave tour in the afternoon. Several different cave experiences are available, from easy to more demanding tours. The cave tour lasts 1–2.5 hours, depending on the tour. We will choose the excursion that suits you when we plan your trip.

You will stay at the historic Jenolan Caves House Hotel, located at the bottom of the valley. Several walking routes start from the area, and it is part of the national park.

Breakfast and a three-course dinner are included in the package.
Please note that because it is an historic hotel, there is no TV, Wifi or refrigerator in the rooms.

Day 4. Return to Sydney, where next? 

After breakfast, take part in one more cave tour before you continue your drive back to Sydney and return the car (at the airport or city location).

Ask us about additional nights in Sydney, flights, or accommodation options at your next destination.

From AU$1685/person, Twin/Double room, 3- and 4-star hotel option.

Ask for a quote. The total price depends by your travel time, availability, number of people and your accommodation level. 
The itinerary is mostly an independent tour. All hotel reservations, breakfasts and the mentioned transfers, excursions or meals are included in the package.

The itinerary is an example as the tour may change, depending on the season. We will confirm the program as we plan your itinerary.
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