I will be in Sydney for 6 days in mid-June and wanted to use some time to explore the Blue Mountains. I would like to visit the typical spots (echo point, three sisters, Zig Zag Railway, Jenolan Caves, etc.) and also, since it is winter, I would like to celebrate Yulefest with at least some Christmas dinner and a good night stay.
What is the best way to do all these in 2 days?
I am considering 2 options:
1.)There is a 2 day tour that runs for $500, which is very pricey for me- it covers all the typical tourist spots plus 1 night stay at a hotel. I would guess I can walk around a celebrate Yulefest near the hotel. Of course, I will need to pay additional for good Christmas dinner.
2.)Option 2 will be buying my own bus tickets to Blue Mountains and find a hotel by myself also. I would assume this will be a cheaper method. But how am I suppose to travel between sights?
Do I need to rent a car? For example, is there bus from Jenolan Caves to Three sisters?
Any advice would be appreciated.
It will be my first time driving on the left side.
I don't intend this to be a hiking-focused trip, just wanted to visit the tourist sights and celebrate Yulefest.