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jenolan caves on a weekend

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jenolan caves on a weekend

Hi all,

I plan to visit Jenolan caves on a Sunday in the long Easter weekend with family. We will take a train till Katoombaa and then hire a car to see Jenolan caves. We plan to return the same day by train.

Can someone point out things i need to be aware of ?

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The narrow twisting road leading up to the Jenolan Caves.


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Yes agree with Oscar. The road can be a bit of a shock to some. Take it very slowly and be aware there may be places where you will be required to reverse into a wider spot so a bus or larger vehicle can pass in the other direction.

We witnessed overseas visitors in a hire car who clearly had no experience in reversing. As each of them (4 in total) took it in turn to attempt a simple 10 metres backwards - each hit the rock wall and fence multiple times (would love to have seen that car getting returned to the hire place). In the end a total stranger got out of their own car and took over.

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You may have to totally rethink your plans ... I would bet that you can't hire a car on a Sunday, especially Easter Sunday in Katoomba, even in Penrith.

You may have to hire from the 24 hour dealers at the airport.

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Yes car hire will be an issue on Easter Sunday in Katoomba. Hertz and Thrifty are in Katoomba. You may want to consider catching one of the coaches that go out there every day. http://www.trolleytours.com.au. Also if you don't want to miss out on anything in the Blue Mountains download the FREE Apple/Android app Ask Roz.

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