The Classic Experience
Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Time & Duration: 7:30 AM Start Time, 13 Hour Tour
Meeting Point: The Cambridge Hotel, 212 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Price: $298 per person
After a quick stop to pick up our freshly baked morning pastries, we head west through the sprawling Sydney Metropolitan and Blue Mountains areas, where you guide will explain a little about the history and romance of areas we are visiting today.
We arrive at the Iconic Three Sisters, at Echo Point, the Blue Mountains most spectacular landmark, experienced by millions of people each year. The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Each of the Three Sisters stand at 922, 918 & 906 metres tall, respectively. That’s over 3000 feet above sea level! These limestone and sandstone cliffs surround the Megalong Valley – one of the world’s longest, deepest and most gorgeous natural wonders.
After a short stroll around the lookouts to admire the view, we glide between cliff tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the glass floor of the Scenic Skyway. Suspended 270 metres above ancient ravines, the Skyway provides a unique thrill as breathtaking views are revealed beneath your feet through the electro-glass cabin floor. For the less adventurous, seating and solid flooring is also available!
With 360° views, this journey provides the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley from up high, stretching out to the horizon.
Once at the main station, we board the World Famous Scenic Railway. Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world. Following an award-winning redevelopment in 2013, this unforgettable experience offers glass-roofed carriages with expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley. This even paced, sleek steel tracked train, which is not a roller coaster, clings to the side of the 310 metre long cliff as it drops gently through the caves into the rainforest valley below. We disembark at the bottom station to access the Scenic Walkway and a short, fully guided bush walk, strolling through ancient Jurassic rainforest.
We then leave the valley, discovering panoramic views of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains from the Scenic Cableway. The 545 metre journey gently ascends from the Jamison Valley to the top of the escarpment. The Cableway’s fully enclosed cabin provides a unique vantage point for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls. This incredible Cableway is the steepest and largest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere. After arrival at the Top station, we now head off for lunch.
Our lunch stop is the Historical Paragon Cafe – the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Australia. The warm, family style welcome we get from the friendly staff, with the attention to quality, hearty food and excellent coffee will leave you wanting to return. It’s a home style, Australian cafe, with its own historic (and delicious) chocolate factory on premises! Lunch is your choice from a full Australian menu, with a drink of your choice included. Included is a short tour of this rich, historical building, exclusively ending with some special, tasty items for you to sample.
After lunch, our spectacular journey continues deep into the magical, must-see, natural treasure – Jenolan Caves. Explore the world’s oldest living caves, internationally renowned as one of the most outstanding cave systems in terms of beauty and scale. Your professionally guided tour will include all the answers you’ve ever wondered about this awesome scene in nature. Can you tell the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite? On our way home we take some time to enjoy the sunset, as we look for kangaroo, wombat and, if we’re extremely lucky, platypus!
Our full day journey ends from around 9:00 PM back at our pick up point, The Cambridge Hotel.
- Fully commentated tour
- All transfers to, from and between rides and attractions
- Full Australian style lunch with single beverage of choice included (dietary requirements: please advise at time of booking)
- All entries to Scenic World
- A professionally guided cave tour
- Bottled water
- Limited morning tea snacks
- 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Does not include:
Supplemental items such as, but not limited to gratuities to guides and drivers, snacks and drinks other than listed above, souvenirs, personal travel insurance or transfers other than those listed above.