Jenolan Caves

2 Night Escape Itinerary

October 20, 2016

 

Treat yourself to a proper mid-week getaway.  Stay 2 nights at Jenolan, explore the caves, try our bushwalks and discover our nearest neighbours - Hartley Historic Village, Kanangra Walls and Mayfield Gardens.

Tuesday 

morning

Explore Hartley Historic Village.  Visit the old courthouse where a hologram tells you all about the history of Hartley, from convict days.  Purchase unique works of art from the Kew Y An Gallery (Aboriginal art) and The Talisman Gallery (metal art).  Enjoy lunch in the quaint Post Office Cafe.

 

1:30 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm  

5:00 pm

6:30 pm

Later

 

Drive to Jenolan Caves (30 minutes)

Check in to your accommodation (which is more economical mid week)

Pick up your booked tickets for a guided tour of the  Imperial Cave (1 hour tour).  The Imperial tour is our easiest cave, with the fewest stair steps. 

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in Jeremiah’s Bar (upstairs in Caves House)

Dine in magnificent Chisolm’s Restaurant

The grounds around the caves, particularly the Grand Arch, are lit in the evenings, for quiet, romantic strolls. You might meet a wallaby or a wombat.

Wednesday

7 - 9 am

9:30 - 11:30

 

 

12 noon

Delicious Full Buffet Breakfast in Chisolm’s Restaurant

spend all morning exploring the McEwans Valley bushwalking track and Nettle Cave.  There are lots of stairs, but you can take your time.  In the McEwans Valley, you might spot wallabies, lyre birds and kangaroos.  In the Nettle Cave, you will see massive cave formations and rare stromatolytes.

lunch at Caves Cafe

 

2 pm

 

3:30 - 5pm

Pick up your booked tickets for a guided tour of the  Chifley Cave (1 hour tour).  The Chifley tour is full of variety and surprises.  The many stair steps are easily handled by the average adult. 
Follow the Jenolan River, all the way to the Jenolan hydro electricity station and back.  This lovely walk takes between 1 and 1.5 hours.  You will see waterfalls, and maybe platypus and lyrebirds.
pre dinner drinks in Jeremiah’s Bar
6pm Dinner in Chisolm’s Restaurant
8pm Extended tour
fall into bed, exhausted. Sleep well.
 

 

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