Jenolan Caves

A Mighty Cave, Named for a Mighty Man of Vision

Posted by David Hay and Carolyn Melbourne on January 5, 2021
Even today, with technological aids such as mapping and digital survey equipment, caving is an inexact science. Cave exploration is still a case of wriggling down a hole and hoping to find something! In 1860 it was far more dangerous!

Not Fit to Live on Land

Posted by Carolyn Melbourne on January 12, 2021
Sailing was his lifelong passion. In fact, he was the first to circumnavigate the world in a private yacht. To whom do we refer? Adventurer and philanthropist, Lord Thomas Brassey, First Earl Brassey and Governor of Victoria from 1895 to 1900. Lord Brassey travelled all around Australia, visiting Jenolan Caves in January 1898.

“I Don’t Like Cricket. Oh No, I Love It!” ~ Quote from 10CC song, 'Dreadlock Holiday'

Posted by Carolyn Melbourne on January 14, 2021
It’s summer, the season of cricket. Every year, this age-old sport allows us to set aside the world’s woes and partake in the drama, the excitement, the saga that is cricket. Cricket appeals to young and old, and it is played in even the most isolated regions of the world. Even Jenolan Caves once had its own cricket club, which competed again other clubs from the villages around the Central West of NSW. Read its story - and ponder its mystery.

The Jersey Cave – “Emulating the Sinuous Fashion Common to Corkscrews”

Posted by Carolyn Melbourne & David Hay on January 20, 2021
The strange and enigmatic Jersey Cave, with its thylacine bones and crystal fir trees, was discovered in January 1891. Start losing weight and getting flexible now, so you can experience one of our weirdest cave tours, when social distancing is over.

The World is a Dangerous Place to Live – Quote by Albert Einstein

Posted by Kath Bellamy & Carolyn Melbourne on January 25, 2021
Albert Einstein is probably not the first or last wise person to say, "The World is a Dangerous Place to Live In." One of the dangers is the bushfire season. As in many rural, wild and leafy regions, over the years, the inhabitants of Jenolan have had to defend their homes and facilities from destruction on several occasions, sometimes unsuccessfully.

Who Was the First to Ride a Motorcycle Up the Jenolan Zig Zag?

Posted by Carolyn Melbourne on February 10, 2021
February is a great time of year for bikers to tour the regions of NSW, including Jenolan - a popular destination for bikers since motor-cycles first came to Australia. In the beginning, motorcycles were quite different to those you see today, and side-cars were really popular. One of the great challenges was the zig-zag road that connects Jenolan to Oberon.

In the Words of Coco Chanel - A Girl Should be 2 Things - Classy and Fabulous

Posted by Carolyn Melbourne on February 12, 2021
Jenolan Caves has been a honeymoon destination for more than a century. Very recently, we ran a competition, where we asked entrants to tell us about their best Jenolan memory, in 25 words or less. Out of the 600 entrants, almost 10% mentioned weddings or honeymoons. And because Valentines Day is nearly here, it’s fun to imagine honeymooning couples coming to Jenolan 100 years ago. What did the brides wear when they arrived? Let’s talk about the ‘going-away’ outfit.

The Intrepid Webbs of Bathurst and Jenolan Caves

Posted by Carolyn Melbourne & David Hay on February 17, 2021
140 years ago this month (February), Katie’s Bower was discovered at the Fish River Caves, as Jenolan Caves was known back then. Katie’s Bower is the last enormous cavern on today's Chifley tour. But how did it come to be called Katie’s Bower?
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