Jenolan Caves

Plughole Adventure Tour

adventure blue mountains - abseiling into the Plughole Adventure Tour

If you have already conquered the Plughole Adventure Tour recently, remember to click here to view your photo.

No Experience Necessary!

The ever popular 'Plughole Adventure' tour is 2 exciting hours, including an abseil (weather permitting) and a series of climbs, squeezes and crawls. After donning overalls, harness, helmet and headlamp, you receive a safety  briefing, to prepare you for your thrilling journey.

You begin with a challenging 9-metre abseil down a sinkhole into the hidden world of the 'Elder Cave'. No abseiling experience is necessary. Our guides are all highly qualified, mentoring you all the way. If weather is not suitable for abseiling, we take you a different way, seeing more of the cave, and you will still have a great time!

The 'Elder Cave' is perfect for first time cavers! The abseil is followed by a spacious chamber and then 'The Windows' - a tight, short squeeze. As your confidence grows, the squeezes get longer. Look carefully, and you'll see some fine crystal, but this tour is not about cave decorations.  It is an adventure experience!

Move on through the 'Crystal Chamber' and take time for a breather in 'The Chapel'. The 'Armchair Squeeze' leads you into the fun of the 'Rockpile', then the aptly named 'Letterbox Squeeze'. This adventure is called 'The Plughole' for good reason. The 'S-Bend' is the way out of the cave! Dirty, you emerge into the Imperial Cave. On the way out, remember to swagger boldly when you pass other visitors!

Later, you can proudly show friends your Certificate of Achievement and free photos of your trip, which you can download from our Mediafire page.

The 'Plughole Adventure Tour' is a great introduction. You should complete it before you attempt any of our other adventure caving tours.

Cost: $100 per person
We can arrange private bookings for up to 12 people for only $1000.
Age: Minimum - 10 years
No maximum age
Fitness: You do not need to be fit or thin, but some flexibility helps.
Times: Every afternoon, for approximately 2 hours.
Twice on Saturdays and during holidays, to meet growing demand.
We supply: All equipment, lights and protective clothing.
You supply: Clothing that can get dirty and sneakers/joggers or bushwalking boots

Have you been on a Plughole Adventure Tour recently?

If you went on the Plughole Adventure Tour recently, remember to view your photo. Go to this link. Click on the folder for the date on which you did the tour. Find the photo of yourself and download it or email it to your friends and family. We delete images after 2 weeks.



Why not stay overnight! Make sure you book accommodation early. Stay at least one night, to experience more activities, both above and below ground. Don't forget to try our magnificent Chisolm's Restaurant

Team Building

Many organisations and companies are now using Jenolan Caves Adventure Caving for unique and fun team building. It's a great learning, teamwork and confidence building activity for people of any age, provided they are of average fitness and flexibility.  

Jenolan Caves Apps
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains NSW. Ph: 1300 76 33 11 or +61 2 6359 3911
2011 Winner - Australian Tourism Awards

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