We left early on Saturday morning and, unfortunately, the weather was pretty terrible. We arrived in Katoomba, the main town in the Blue Mountains area where our hotel, the Mountain Heritage Hotel, was located. We’d reserved a “room with a view” for a few extra dollars, but again – the fog was thicker than San Francisco fog. The hotel was nice though – not fancy, very old fashioned, but clean and staff was friendly. Very cozy with fire places everywhere you looked throughout the hotel.
There are several tours to choose from at Jenolan (most of them an hour plus) and as we were hoping for a hiking-filled weekend, we opted for the Lucas Cave Tour – one of the more popular of the limestone cave tours and also dubbed “fitness level:strenuous”. I don’t know who came up with the fitness level guide because the 70-year-old woman on our tour as well as the troop of 9-year-olds were keeping up just fine… Needless to say, we skipped ahead of our tour and snuck into the the group in front of ours. It was fun though, definitely worth the drive.