Jenolan Caves

Cave Tour Timetables

You are welcome to start booking now, because on Saturday, February 1, Jenolan will reopen.  The Caves Café, Chisolm’s Restaurant and Jeremiah’s Bar will be fully stocked.  Although we lost 4 buildings to the bushfire, most of our guest accommodation, including heritage-listed Caves House, will also reopen.  Best of all, the following guided cave tours will reopen: Imperial, Chifley, Orient, Temple of Baal, Imperial-Diamond, Ribbon and the Plughole Adventure.  February is a peaceful month in our mountain valley, and it’s always cool underground! For the time being, we are taking online bookings only.

DETOUR

The main approach to Jenolan, via Jenolan Caves Road, has not yet been declared safe, so visitors must use Edith Road. The final 3.2 km of Edith Road are steep, very narrow and winding, with several tight hairpin bends – NOT suitable for coaches or caravans. However, Edith Road is sealed, and OK for experienced drivers in average-sized cars, campervans or small minibuses. You will need to take it slow, and watch for wildlife crossing the road. Larger vehicles will be turned back.

The Edith Road detour adds approximately 20 km (40 minutes) to your trip.  However, the picturesque route takes you close to the small town of Oberon – a nice place to stop and look around. Also, the longer trip makes an overnight stay at Jenolan a great idea – a chance to really slow down and step back in time.

Due to bushfire damage, we cannot yet reopen our bushwalks, the Nettle Cave, or Devil’s Coach House Cave.  However, you can stroll along one side of the beautiful Blue Lake to spot the platypus, and water dragons are particularly active in February.


Visiting Jenolan 4 hours or more from now? Book online. Visiting within 4 hours? Book by phone.

Choose your cave tour carefully, as we do not refund. Before your tour, we can transfer you to another tour, but we do not refund tour price differences. If you fail to arrive, or you arrive late, we neither transfer nor refund.

Our last day tour starts at 5 pm.

Note: During long weekends and NSW school holidays, we include many extra tours. During those times, we strongly recommend that you arrive early in the day, as we cannot guarantee parking.

When are NSW school holidays?

2018

2019

March 30 to April 2 (Easter long weekend) April 19 to 22 (Easter long weekend)
April 14 to 30 (includes ANZAC Day long weekend) April 13 to 28  (includes ANZAC Day long weekend)
June 11 (Queens Birthday) June 10 (Queens Birthday)
July 7 to 23 July 6 to 21
September 29 to October 14
(including the Labour Day long weekend)
September 28 to October 13
(including the Labour Day long weekend)
December 20 2018 to January 29 2019
(including Christmas, Boxing Day, New Years and Australia Day)

December 20 2019 to January 28 2020
(including Christmas, Boxing Day, New Years and Australia Day)

Holiday accommodation

Why not stay overnight! Make sure you book early, for school holiday and long weekend accommodation. Stay at least one night, to experience more activities, both above and below ground. Don't forget to try our magnificent Chisolm's Restaurant

Jenolan Caves Apps
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains NSW. Ph: 1300 76 33 11 or +61 2 6359 3911
Sydney Bucket List2011 Winner - Australian Tourism Awards

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