Jenolan Caves, Jenolan Caves

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Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
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. Make Jenolan Caves a part of your Jenolan Caves vacation plans using our Jenolan Caves road trip site.
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  • After much too long of an absence I finally made it back to Jenolan last weekend with my partner on her first visit. Getting there is a little trickier than usual, and there are some hoops to jump...  more »
  • We had a brilliant experience exploring the three open caves, The Temple of Baal, The Chifley and The Orient. The tour guides Scotty, Russell and Felicity were knowledgeable, friendly, witty and...  more »
  • Firstly due to floods & landslips in March 2021 the road to Jenolan Caves from Katoomba is closed. You need to go out to Oberon (on the waybto Bathurst) & then to Jenolan Caves via Edith Road...  more »
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  • Great service and better than I thought. Nice place to chill out. Be careful driving there though. Narrow roads
  • Jaw dropping when we arrived. I enjoyed the drive down, nail biting for the family. One lane road - reversed back up a way to let a bus past. Great fun :)
  • One hours drive from Cartoomba in the Blue Mountains you find a very interesting amount of limestone caves. They were discovered more than 120 years ago. The Jenolan Cave House are from 1898. The caves are equipped with well-maintained stairs and walkways. There are guided tours of the beautiful stalactite formations in the beautifully illuminated caves. There are even music systems installed that play appropriate tones during the trip. I have visited many cave systems around the globe. These are definitely among the most remarkable.
  • Incredible caves. Well worth the trip. The Lucas Cave tour was a wonderful experience. The adventure caving (Plughole) was even more fun than expected and highly recommended if you want something more physical. I will definitely be coming back to see more!
  • Awesome. So many Caves to choose from. It does require some physical effort and has some tight spaces. The undulations were quite steep but always had steps laid. The walk up to the highest parking is physically demanding, but the view of the valley through a natural stone Arch is quite beautiful.

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