Jenolan Caves

Plughole Adventure Tour

No Experience Necessary!

The ever popular 'Plughole Adventure' tour is 2 exciting hours, with and a series of climbs, squeezes and crawls. After donning overalls, harness, helmet and headlamp, you receive a safety briefing, to prepare you for your thrilling journey.

No experience is necessary. Our guides are all highly qualified, mentoring you all the way. 

The Elder Cave is perfect for first time cavers!  As your confidence grows, the squeezes get longer. Look carefully, and you'll see some fine crystal, but this tour is not about cave decorations.It is an adventure experience!

Move on through the Crystal Chamber and take time for a breather in The Chapel.  The Armchair Squeeze leads you into the fun of the Rockpile, then the aptly named the Letterbox Squeeze. This adventure is called The Plughole for good reason. The S-Bend is the way out of the cave! Dirty, you emerge into the Imperial Cave. On the way out, remember to swagger boldly when you pass other visitors!

Later, you can proudly show friends your Certificate of Achievement and free photos of your trip, which you can download. 

The Plughole Adventure Tour is a great introduction. You should complete it before you attempt any of our other adventure caving tours.

Note that all tour participants must sign our Indemnity form.  If a participant is under age 18, a parent or guardian must come into our Guides Office and sign for them before the tour.


When circumstances permit, we take photographs of you on this tour.  For one month after your visit, photos will be available at this link The Caves - Adventure Caving- Plughole.  Please share and download them.  We cannot guarantee photos, and we only photograph children under age 18 with parent/guardian consent.



Age: Minimum - 10 years
No maximum age
Tour size: There is a maximum of 12 participants per tour.
The tour must have at least 2 participants to run.
Fitness: You do not need to be fit or thin, but some flexibility helps.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Weekends outside of School Holiday periods for approximately 2 hours, starting at 1pm.

During School Holidays the Plughole will run everyday, with the exception of peak periods such as Christmas, New Year and Easter.

We supply: All equipment, lights and protective clothing.
You supply: Clothing that can get dirty and sneakers/joggers or bushwalking boots




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

Team Building

Many organisations and companies are now using Jenolan Caves Adventure Caving for unique and fun team building. It's a great learning, teamwork and confidence building activity for people of any age, provided they are of average fitness and flexibility.  

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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