Jenolan Caves

Carlotta Arch Walk (Shaping Waters)

Length: 1km round trip
Time: 45 minutes return
Difficulty: moderate (grade 3)

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 smart device, in the App Store or Google Play Store, search for Jenolan Caves. Download the app, open it and then ALSO download each walk individually.    

Note: The app must be downloaded using Wi-Fi.  We recommend you 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.  Start at the 'Carlotta Arch' sign opposite Caves House.  Follow the track which winds up the hill to the dramatic Carlotta Arch lookout.  Continue uphill beyond the 'Six Foot Track' sign, and then to the Elder Cave entrance. The app gives you map, text, images and audio. 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.


 Please note that the path includes many stairs.

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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