Jenolan Caves

McKeowns Valley Track (Healing Waters)

Length: 4 km round trip
Time:1 - 1.5 hours 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 iPhone, go to your App Store (or on your android device, go to Google Play Store) and download the 'Jenolan' App.   

Note: The app must be downloaded using Wi-Fi.  As we do not have Wi-Fi at Jenolan, please download the app BEFORE your visit.

This new FREE app helps you learn as you walk.

Learn how the indigenous Gundungurrra people used the Caves. They called them the Nadyung, or healing waters, and travelled great distances to bathe in the underground pools. The audio commentary, developed in conjunction with the Gundungurra Tribal Council, uses the authentic Gundungurra language, spoken by a Gundungurra man, Tom Brown, who also created the beautiful accompanying traditional Aboriginal art

Choose the 'Healing Waters' tour

Walk through the Grand Arch and Devil's Coach House.  Continue straight ahead.  The track winds uphill to the 'Old Playing Fields'.   It's a fascinating and unique way to learn about Aboriginal Culture! 

Enjoying Nature

If you want to, you can do this walk in the traditional way, without using our new app.

Go through the majestic Devil's Coach House Cave and walk uphill through the McKeowns Valley, to the 'Old Playing Fields'.

Early visitors used The 'Old Playing Fields' for recreation, particularly cricket. The concrete pitch can still be found today.

From the 'Old Playing Fields', you can retrace your steps down the hill.

Or go further up the zigzag access road (strenuous), along to the 'Devil's Coach House Lookdown', then downhill to 'Carlotta Arch', and further downhill to Caves House.

You will see various karst features, including a blind valley, limestone gorge and the fabulous and eerie Devils Coachhouse Cave.

 Please note that the path includes many stairs.

NOTE: Due to falling rocks, we have TEMPORARILY closes the entrance to the Devil's Coach House Cave at the Grand Arch end.  You can still do this walk, but it will be longer.  You can walk up to Carlotta Arch, and then down into the McKeowns Valley side of the Devils Coach House Cave.  You must return the same way, as you won't be able to walk through the Devil's Coach House into the Grand Arch. 

Jenolan Caves Apps
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains NSW. Ph: 1300 76 33 11 or +61 2 6359 3911
2011 Winner - Australian Tourism Awards

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