The Jenolan Caves are located around 70km south west of Lithgow, and are regarded as one of Australia’s most spectacular cave systems. The caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rank amongst the world’s finest and oldest cave systems. Features include; guided tours of the caves, underground rivers, and dramatic geological formations.
Friendly guides will show you through your choice of the eleven spectacular show caves. The tours are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. There are a range of tours to choose from, including night tours, ghost tours, adventure caving, multi-lingual self-guided tours, bush walks, underground concerts, and kid’s tours. Something to suit everyone, locals and tourists alike.
The Lucas Cave is regarded as the most popular, as it contains the Broken Column and other beautiful rock formations.
Above-ground, enjoy a stroll through the pristine Aussie bush. Marvel at the impossibly Blue Lake. In the early morning or at dusk, glimpse native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, and platypus.
The spectacular Cathedral Chamber, which has the highest ceiling of all the caverns, is also located here. This spectacular cave is 54 metres in height, which allows for perfect acoustics, and is why many music concerts have been conducted in this chamber.
There are many options for refreshments after your tour, such as the new Caves Café, Jeremiah’s Bar and Lounge, or Chrisolm’s Restaurant, one of the most historic restaurants in the Blue Mountains.
Through the examination of the clay found in the caves, it has been calculated that the Jenolan Caves eco-system is around 340 million years old. This makes it the oldest known open cave system in the world, and it is still being heavily researched today.
The caves themselves have been formed due to erosion and natural weathering from the Jenolan River and its natural surroundings, over millions of years.
An amazing experience for groups, families, or the solo adventurer, these magnificent caves are a natural wonder not to be missed.