Jenolan Caves

Imperial cave

Our Easiest Cave Tour

The Imperial Cave follows an ancient river passage.  It is a wonderful, memorable experience for people of all ages, including children.  As the path is mostly level, with short sets of stairs, it is the best cave for less mobile or elderly visitors. 

Cave features include 'The Sinkhole', 'Ridleys Shortcut' (with a story on how it got its name), 'Lot's Wife', the 'Alabaster Column' and the dramatic' Crystal Cities' which looks like an ancient fortress. And as its name suggests, the 'Shawl Cave' is filled with delightful cave shawls.

When the floor of the Imperial Cave was excavated in 1975, bones were discovered. The bones of a Tasmanian Devil (long extinct on the mainland) and a Wallaby are on display. As you walk through the cave, you can also see marine fossils embedded in the limestone roof and walls.

This tour includes an visit to the northern 'Jenolan Underground River', via a 66 step spiral staircase. This part of the tour is optional for less mobile visitors.

Jenolan Underground River - Imperial Cave

 

  

Inspection time: 1 hour       Stair steps:     358 Average tour size: 40 people
 Length:                1070 metres Fitness level: easiest  

Accommodation

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

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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