Aboriginal Culture Self Guided Tours
Note: The app must be downloaded using Wi-Fi. As we do not have Wi-Fi at Jenolan, please download the app BEFORE your visit.
Note: Also, due to rockfalls, the main entry to the Devil's Coach House is currently closed. These trails are still accessible via Carlotta Arch, however, they take more time. Please ask our staff how to access the trails.
Learn how the indigenous Gundungurrra people used the Caves. They called them the Nadyung, or healing waters, and travelled great distances to bathe in the underground pools. The audio commentary, developed in conjunction with the Gundungurra Tribal Council, uses the authentic Gundungurra language, spoken by a Gundungurra man, Tom Brown, who also created the beautiful accompanying traditional Aboriginal art
On the app, there are 6 walking trails. Choose 'Healing Waters'.
Follow the tour through the Grand Arch and Devil's Coach House. Continue straight ahead. The track winds along a dry creek bed to the 'Old Playing Fields'. It's a fascinating and unique way to learn about Aboriginal Culture!
The 4 kilometre round trip takes 1 to 2 hours and is 'moderate'.
When you purchase a guided 'show' cave tour, you also receive complementary admission to our fascinating self-guided Nettle Cave tour. (You cannot purchase the self-guided tour by itself).
Together with the massive 'Devil's Coach House' Cave, we incorporated the Nettle Cave into a trail that you can follow, using our FREE app. The app allows you to learn as much as you choose, at your own pace.
On the app, there are 6 walking trails. Choose 'Aboriginal Culture and History'.
The audio commentary was written in conjunction with the Gundungurra Tribal Council. It includes many words from the authentic Gundungurra language, to describe how the caves and the land above was used by the Gundungurra people - really interesting!
The tour takes around 30 to 40 minutes.