Jenolan Caves

Carlotta Arch Walk (Shaping Waters)

Length: 1km round trip
Time: 45 minutes return
Difficulty: moderate

You now have 2 ways to enjoy this popular bushwalk:

  1. by experiencing the natural sights and sounds of this tranquil, scenic stroll, or
  2. by using our new FREE 'Jenolan' App for your iPhone or android device.

Using the new FREE app - download it BEFORE you arrive.

On your iPhone, go to your App Store (or on your android device, go to Google Play Store) and download the 'Jenolan' App.   

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.

This new FREE app helps you learn as you walk.

Learn how the limestone mountain and its famous cave system was formed

Choose the 'Shaping Waters' tour.  Follow it from the 'Carlotta Arch' sign opposite Caves House.  Follow the track which winds up the hill to the Carlotta Arch lookout.  Continue uphill passed the 'Six Foot Track' sign, and then passed the Elder Cave entrance.  At the Devil's Coach House sign, take the stairs downhill into the valley and finally into the Devil's Coach House.  It's fascinating!   

Enjoying Nature

If you want to, you can to do this bushwalk in the traditional way - without using our new app.

The Carlotta Arch walk allows you to view many scenic and geological wonders.

This walk starts opposite Caves House and leads uphill to the massive limestone feature, 'Carlotta Arch', where you will marvel at the views of the Blue Lake far below.

Follow the signs to the path down again, into the vast 'Devil's Coach House Cave', and through the 'Grand Arch', where you can wander back to 'Caves House'.

 Please note that the path includes many stairs.

NOTE: Due to falling rocks, we have TEMPORARILY closes the entrance to the Devil's Coach House Cave at the Grand Arch end.   You can still walk up to Carlotta Arch, and then down into the Devils Coach House Cave, but you must return the same way. 

Jenolan Caves Apps
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains NSW. Ph: 1300 76 33 11 or +61 2 6359 3911
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