Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

Australia's Most Spectacular Caves!

Amazing! Open daily, Jenolan Caves are the worlds oldest caves, and are considered Australias most outstanding. Friendly guides show you through your choice of several spectacular show caves, for all ages and fitness levels. Plus there is Adventure Caving, bush walks, and kids tours (in NSW school holidays). There are family tickets, plus food and accommodation - something for everyone!

Mysterious Jenolan Caves, symbol of beauty, adventure, and escape.

For many years, researchers suspected that Jenolan Caves was extremely old. In 2006, the CSIRO solved the mystery, establishing that the caves are the world's oldest known open caves - 340 million years old. Once hidden and remote, more than 400 caves have been discovered at Jenolan since 1830. Their full extent is the subject of ongoing exploration.

Nature Reserve in World Heritage area

Above ground, there are spectacular formations, such as Carlotta's Arch. It costs you nothing to stroll along Jenolan's bush tracks and maybe spot shy native wildlife, such as wallabies and lyrebirds. Jenolan is in National Park, on the western edge of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area, teaming with native animals, mostly nocternal.

Explore the Spectacular Caves

In spite of the beauty above ground, people mostly visit Jenolan to experience the awe-inspiring caves. Underground, with daily guided tours, most visitors can experience any of the spectacular show caves with their breathtaking formations and rivers.

Each of Jenolan's caves is different. For instance, the Lucas cave has the Cathedral Chamber, one of the widest and highest at Jenolan. The Temple of Baal cave, features one of the world's largest cave shawls. The Orient is one of the most beautiful caves in the world, richly draped with colourful formations. For the less mobile, the Imperial cave is the easiest, with the fewest stair steps. There are more caves, each offering amazing features.

With so many caves, you can experience the underworld in a range of ways.

Try exploring Jenolan's mysterious depths with Adventure Caving. Abseil, squeeze and climb through undeveloped caves, with only a head lamp to light your way.

Range of Accommodation

Because there is so much to do at Jenolan Caves, some visitors stay several nights. Caves House built in 1896, is one of few remaining guesthouses of the Victorian era.

We offer accommodation from the old-world ambience of Caves House itself, to the modern, motel-style Mountain Lodge.

Caves House features the magnificent, award-winning restaurant, Chisolms, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The Caves Cafe offers al fresco dining throughout the day.

Jenolan is a great base from which to experience the Western Blue Mountains and the Central West.

How To Get Here..

From Sydney, take the M4 Motorway travelling west through the Blue Mountains, Katoomba and Mt. Victoria on the Great Western Highway. Shortly after Victoria Pass, the Jenolan Caves turnoff is just past the village of Hartley. On Jenolan Caves Road, you must detour onto Duckmaloi Road, then Titania Road and then Edith Road.  Once you are west of Katoomba, the trip offers spectacular scenery.

Due to traffic control, please time your trip to arrive at Jenolan at least one whole hour before your scheduled cave tour.

There is no fuel at Jenolan. When travelling from Sydney the last service station is at Mount Victoria or Lithgow. When travelling from Bathurst, the last service station is at Oberon or Bathurst. There is no camping ground at Jenolan. You can leave your caravan at Lithgow or Oberon. Jenolan Caves is in National Park (Blue Mountains World Heritage Area), so please do not bring any pets with you.

Jenolan Caves

Phone: 1300 76 33 11

Fax: (02) 6359 3307

Address: 4655 Jenolan Caves Road
Jenolan Caves NSW 2790

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