Jenolan Caves

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?

1895, When Prince Franz Joseph of Battenberg Visited Jenolan

Posted by Carolyn Melbourne on February 18, 2021
127 years ago, an illustrious visitor came to Jenolan, to explore the caves and stay a couple of nights. The day we welcomed His Serene Highness Prince Franz Joseph of Battenberg was the pinnacle of Jeremiah Wilson's career. What! Never heard of Prince Franz Joseph? Find out more here.
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