Jenolan Caves

Getting Here

Sometimes roads are closed. We strongly recommend that you check here, for updated road conditions.

When there is snow in the area, be sensible! Prepare for snow covered and icy conditions, just as you would if you were going to the ski fields, or wait until the snow has gone.

Roadworks - from August 22 to September 5, the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) is upgrading Jenolan Caves Road (5-Mile Road). The road will be open, but traffic control may briefly stop anyone approaching from the direction Hampton, from 7 am to 4 pm daily.  So, allow extra time getting to Jenolan.

Most visitors drive to Jenolan Caves, where we have 3 large car parking areas and parking is free of charge. However, fuel is NOT available at Jenolan. So, please fill your tank at Mount Victoria, Lithgow or Oberon.  The road into the Jenolan Valley is not suitable for caravans, and we no longer have a camping ground. However, you can park your caravan in Lithgow, Hartley, Bathurst or Oberon and drive down to Jenolan.

Jenolan Caves is in a National Park - please do not bring pets and other animals.

Getting here from Sydney

Drive west, following signs to the Blue Mountains and Katoomba. Pass Katoomba, then at the historic village of Hartley, turn left at the Jenolan Caves turnoff. Jenolan Caves Road will take you through the tiny village of Hampton and finally to Jenolan Caves.

Once you have passed Katoomba, this trip offers spectacular scenery, and the road is sealed. It is possible to complete the trip in 3 hours from Sydney Airport. However, if you have time, explore the Blue Mountains along the way.

Note that the last section of the road into the Jenolan Valley is 'one way' from 11.45am to 1.15pm everyday.  This means that our road is always open to arriving vehicles, but closed to up hill traffic for 1.5 hours in the middle of the day.  This allows coaches to enter Jenolan safely on the narrow road. You can still leave Jenolan during these times, via the Oberon Road which is fully sealed.

Getting here from Canberra

Bypass busy Sydney, and drive along the fully sealed Tablelands Way, via Goulburn and Taralga.  It is a beautiful, picturesque drive and will get you to Jenolan in only 3 hours.

Disabled parking

At Jenolan, next to the Guides Office, there are 2 parking spaces for disabled drivers.  Behind Caves House, there is 1 disabled driver parking space. Please remember to display your disabled driver notice on your windscreen. 

Coach from Sydney

Several privately owned coach companies are located in Sydney and come to Jenolan Caves.  Please contact them directly:

Coach tour company Tour number: Phone:
Gray Line 203  + 61 3 1300 858 687
A.A.T. Kings J32 Standard
J35 Adventure
+61 2 9700 0133
F.J. Tours 32 Standard +61 2 9637 4466
IEC Jenolan Caves +61 2 8214 6410
Hojutour (Korean Agent) Jenolan Caves +61 2 9264 7100
Colourful Trips Jenolan Caves +61 2 9318 0853

Blue Mountains Bus Company day trips from Sydney and short breaksBlue Mountains Bus Company from Katoomba

At Sydney's Central Station, catch a train to Katoomba. Then, in Katoomba, get on a Blue Mountains Bus Company coach to Jenolan. To book your seat, contact them directly on +61 2 4782 7999.

Alternate ways of getting to Jenolan Caves

Hellarewe Adventures - 4WD Tours & Guided Bushwalks

Life's an Adventure - guided 4WD tours

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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