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Jenolan Caves, Jenolan Caves
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Dated to 340 million years, Jenolan Caves represent the oldest known cave system on Earth. The site's main attractions are ten caves filled with ancient limestone formations. You can drop by for a short tour, lasting only a couple of hours and visiting only one cave, or arrange to stay for an entire week and explore all ten caves currently open to the public. A variety of educational and inexpensive family-oriented tours are available on a daily basis.  Frequent underground concerts by Australia's notable performers are held in several caves. You can also choose to undertake a series of nature walks through the rugged mountain bush, all of which are clearly marked and free of charge. With our international travel planner, Jenolan Caves attractions like Jenolan Caves can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • My family and I had long planned a day out to the Blue Mountains during a recent visit to Sydney. Jenolan Caves was a late addition due to word of mouth- but we decided to make it the main destination...  more »
  • Our guided tour of 20 people of all ages was terrific. Chiefly Cave gave us a good introduction to caving, our guide was informative and interesting. Not a difficult walk at all, our tour was for 1 ho...  more »
  • I went in the Lucas Cave which was magnificent to see. The more I saw the more I wanted to see the other caves! Once outside, I went for a 1.5 hour walk around the Jenolan Caves river and dam, it was ...  more »
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  • We visit River and Chifley Cave which are amazing and have unique structures. We drove from Sydney and the road and views are enjoyable. The room was clean but totally basic. There aren't many choices to eat and at night you have to go to the hotel's restaurant. Having your own food is a better idea.
  • We chose to visit the Lucas Cave which was impressive. I consider myself to be below average fitness however, I managed to keep up with the group as there were many opportunities to stop, rest and take photos. The drive there is very scenic for passengers but requires the full attention of the driver as the road is very narrow in places. We felt as if we had been transported back in time, the buildings are reminiscent of a German Alpine Village from the late 1800's. I strongly recommend taking your own food or timing your visit before or after lunch. If you're a coffee drinker, to avoid disappointment, you might consider drinking tea...
  • Spectacular place to visit. Worth the drive money and time. Love you jenolan caves always a destination of choice. Word of warning.... bring your own food. Its horrible, Nasty!!!! Everything else outways the shocking food though.
  • Love the caves! Unfortunately the hotel and the only "restaurant" and fast food are really gross. Would recommend bringing your own food. It is a shame that such a beautiful building and location bring the place down instead of bettering the experience of the caves. ...if you are a reader don't say you had not been warned: BYO food mate, this is no joke.
  • I didn't visit any of the caves but did the river walk, the walk to the carlotta arch and the one to the devil's coachhouse lookdown. Great views and really nice day out.