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Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves in 1 day

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Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves in 1 day

Is it feasable to go to Jenolan Caves & Blue Mountains in the 1 day ? I thought maybe head straight to the caves early ( Is it about 3 hrs from Sydney CBD ? ).

Then back to Katoomba ?

Thanks

Jem

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1. Re: Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves in 1 day

Nope. Not if you want to do more than a quick drive by.

You could drive to Jenolan Caves very early in the morning, do a quick tour through one cave then stop off at Echo Point on the way back to Sydney for a quick look. Most of the day would be spent on the road.

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2. Re: Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves in 1 day

no- its really a bad idea.

the road in to the caves is narrow and winding.

to fully appreciate the caves u should do a tour and a bushwalk. then you can spend another day in the BM.

can you overnight in the BM?

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3. Re: Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves in 1 day

They say it comes in three's, and it's a no from me too.

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5. Re: Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves in 1 day

I agree that the bistro snack bar on the ground level of Caves House is poor value, but I disagree that it should be avoided for overnight accomodation. I don't know about the motel rooms as I haven't stayed there, and the rooms in the main building are traditional, shared facilities - but excellent value. It really gives you a feel of the Victorian era when Jenolan was first popular - one of inland NSW's first tourist attractions - and is perfectly comfortable. Yes, it's not a five-star experience but you can get that elsewhere, and the proximity to the caves is wonderful. Definitely do the night cave tour if you stay overnight ( be sure to register in advance as it can fill up).

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6. Re: Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves in 1 day

I agree - I loved the rooms and gorgeous authentic furniture (some may prefer a homogenized hotel that looks like every other hotel - I don't).

And the showers were amazing ! Fantastic hot pressure - great after caving all day.

Food in the dining room I would say was 3star -a simple rotating menu each night.

The ground floor takeaway I only dined there once and it was pretty standard takeaway.

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