Blue Mountains native wildlife at Jenolan
The Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve (approximately 2,422 square hectares) has World Heritage status, as part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It is a nature reserve, home to native Australian wildlife. Most shy native animals do not venture into the immediate vicinity of the caves, and being nocturnal, are rarely seen. We do not feed or encourage native animals to become tame. However, with patience and careful observation, when you visit the caves, you might spot wild animals during the day. For your own safety (and for the health of the native wildlife), do not approach them or feed them.
In the Office of Environment & Heritage, the Biodiversity Survey and Assessment Section, supported by staff from the Karst and Geodiversity and Trust, completed a two week vertebrate fauna survey of the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. The survey extended to above and below ground environments. Findings supported previous assessments that the reserve is a significant site for biodiversity, with a broad range of species. To read the highly informative vertebrate fauna survey, click here.