165kms · 155 mins by car
19 population (2016 Census)
While the Blue Mountains often portrays Jenolan Caves as one of its own tourist attractions, Jenolan Caves is actually part of the spectacular Oberon area. Jenolan Caves is however within easy reach of the Mountains making it ideal for a day trip.
Open daily, the award-winning Jenolan Caves is one of Australia’s national treasures - the world’s oldest and Australia’s most awe-inspiring caves, with dazzling formations and pure underground rivers. You can tour any of 10 show caves, each astonishing in its own way. There is a cave tour to suit people of all ages and fitness levels. With prior notice, there is even limited wheelchair access.
Challenge seekers can enjoy an exhilarating ‘Adventure Caving’ experience, crawling, squeezing and climbing in undeveloped caves, with only their headlamp to light the way. Jenolan also offers evening tours, including the popular ‘Legends, Mysteries & Ghosts’ tour.
There are children’s tours, in NSW school holidays. For visitors who prefer to tour at their own pace, there is the self-guided tour of the ‘twilight’ Nettle Cave and Devil’s Coach House Cave, available in a range of languages and great for visitors who avoid enclosed spaces. Most Saturday afternoons, visitors can enjoy an underground concert. Plus, it is still free of charge to stroll along Jenolan’s bush tracks and maybe spot shy native wildlife.
After spending the day exploring amazing caves, treat yourself to dinner and overnight stay in atmospheric hotel, Jenolan Caves House. You can choose from a range of accommodation - grand historic guesthouse, modern Mountain Lodge rooms, budget Gate House backpacker rooms or self-contained cottages. Upstairs, relax at Jeremiah's Bar and dine at award-winning Chisolms Restaurant. Downstairs, the bistro offers al fresco dining throughout the day.
For tour times or accommodation enquiries phone Jenolan Caves on 1300 76 33 11 or visit the Jenolan Caves website.