One of Australia's Most Amazing Experiences
'Fun!' 'Awesome!' 'Unbelievable!' 'Magical!'
On any visit to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, you must see Jenolan Caves. Visit for a day, or take several days to thoroughly enjoy the awe-inspiring experience!
Spectacular ‘show’ caves
Regarded as Australia’s most outstanding cave system, with pure underground rivers and amazing limestone crystal formations, Jenolan Caves is among the finest and oldest cave systems in the world. Friendly and professional guides lead you on unforgettable tours. Choose a tour to suit your age and fitness level, out of 10 astonishing show caves, each one different.
Challenging adventure caving
If you are looking for adventure – something that thrills without the spills - squeeze, crawl and climb through winding, ancient passageways, with only your head lamp to light your way. Adventure caving is about leaving the paths and fixed lights and following your experienced guide to the depths of the earth. Whether a first timer or skilled adventurer, we have an adventure to suit you.
Fantastic food & accommodation
Jenolan is a magical place for a romantic getaway or family adventure - even unique weddings or team building activities.
Experience warm country hospitality at historic Jenolan Caves House hotel, right in the heart of the caves precinct. Relax for lunch on the Bistro terrace or drinks in the cosy Jeremiah's Bar. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at award-winning Chisholm’s Restaurant, the traditional grand dining room.
Our accommodation ranges from the grand historic hotel and guesthouse to modern rooms, budget backpacker rooms and self-contained cottages, just a stroll to the fabulous caves.
Choose the perfect venue for your celebration or conference, from our selection of atmospheric function rooms.
Multi lingual tour
The massive 'Devil's Coach House Cave' and the 'Nettle Cave' form a fascinating self-guided tour, developed by 'Acoustiguide Australia'. Your digital handset lets you choose your own language and explore at your own pace. You can even choose a lively commentary (in English) for children. With no enclosed spaces - just huge open caverns to explore - you will love this tour.
The intriguing 'Legends, Mysteries & Ghosts' tour runs every Saturday and Wednesday night. Other fascinating tours run on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. These are special tours - not usually available during the day!
Tours for children
During New South Wales school holidays, we offer tours designed specifically for children, age 7-12, enabling them to experience the caves through fun activities that they can understand.
Scenic bushwalks - native wildlife
Jenolan Caves is situated in wilderness, part of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. You can stroll along your choice of scenic bush tracks, picnic at the Blue Lake, and in the quiet of the early morning, or at dusk, glimpse native animals and birds. You might spot a platypus. If you stay overnight in one of our self-contained bush cottages, you are sure to see kangaroos.
Unique underground performances
On most Saturdays, from 4pm, we host underground performances, such as our popular 'Concerts in the Caves'. The Cathedral Chamber of the Lucas Cave is reputed to have the finest acoustics of any performance space in the world. What a unique experience!
- About Jenolan Caves
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- History of Jenolan Caves
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