Jenolan Caves Tours

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Jenolan Caves
One of Australia’s oldest and most impressive cave systems, Jenolan Caves are a highlight of any visit to the Blue Mountains. The caves serve up some spectacular scenery, with dramatic stalactites and stalagmites, underground rivers, and unusual limestone and crystal formations.
 
The Basics
The only way to explore the caves is on a guided tour, and there are more than 10 different show caves to discover. Each cave has its own unique selling point—Lucas and Imperial are the largest and most accessible, Chifley Cave is riddled with secret chambers, and the Orient and Temple of Baal caves have stunning rock formations. There’s also River Cave, set around a subterranean river, and the Ribbon Cave, with its unusual crystal formations.
 
Various combination tickets and tours are available. Day tours of Jenolan Caves from Sydney often include a visit to the Blue Mountains, stopping at regional attractions, such as the Three Sisters rock formation and Jamison Valley, the mountain villages of Leura and Wentworth, or Featherdale Wildlife Park.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is a minimum age of 6 or 10 years for some cave tours, which are graded according to their difficulty level.
  • Temperatures in the cave average 60°F (16°C) year-round, so bring warm clothing. Sturdy, enclosed shoes and comfortable clothing are also essential.
  • Most caves are not wheelchair accessible, but visits to Orient Cave can be arranged with prior notice. For those with reduced mobility, Imperial Cave is the most easily accessible.
  • The Jenolan Caves complex has a number of hotels, restaurants, cafés, and on-site facilities for visitors.
 
How to Get There
Most travelers opt to visit Jenolan Caves as part of a Blue Mountains tour. There is no public transport to the caves, but trains run from Sydney to Katoomba, from where coach tours operate to the caves. There is plenty of free parking on-site.
 
When to Get There
The caves are open daily year-round. The busiest time to visit is during the summer months of January and February, when advance booking is essential.
 
Adventure Activities at Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves’ striking topography affords adventurous travelers plenty of opportunities to explore. Visit rarely seen caves on an “off the track” tour; take a thrilling night excursion; or strap on a headlamp and helmet, and squeeze, scramble, and crawl through the “Plughole.” Hikers can also enjoy a number of bushwalks around the caves, with popular choices, including Carlotta Arch Walk, Jenolan River Walk, and McKeown's Valley Track.

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Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Motorcoach Day Tour

Leave the city behind for a full-day tour to the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves. Take in the highlights of Blue Mountains National Park including the Three Sisters pinnacles at Echo Point (if time permits), the town of Katoomba and the richly colored waters of Blue Lake, then go underground to marvel at the cathedral-like chambers of Jenolan Caves. Instead of the guided tour, you can explore Jenolan Caves in more depth by adding the optional upgrade with Plughole Adventure Tour: abseil into Elder Cave, squeeze through chambers and crawl through small passages for an unforgettable caving experience.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Jenolan Caves: 2-Hour Plughole Introductory Adventure Caving Experience

Visit Jenolan Caves to explore Australia's most spectacular cave system with a small group of no more 12 people. Located in the Blue Mountains of NSW near Oberon, this challenging 2-hour journey involves climbing, squeezing and crawling into the heart of a limestone mountain like a real cave explorer. No previous caving experience is necessary for this introductory caving tour, however it requires a decent level of flexibility, strength, and agility.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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PJ Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves Tours

PJ Tours Sydney small local day tour company with more than 10 years of experience. Please check with Price, inclusions and reviews.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jenolan Caves: Orient Cave Tour

The Jenolan Caves are the largest cave system open to the public in Australia, and at 340 million years old, some of the oldest. On this tour you’ll focus on one specific cave—the Orient Cave—which is considered the most beautiful. It’s also one of the easiest to explore. Be amazed by the crystals, columns, and other formations, and learn about the geology of the caves from your guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney

Venture underground as you explore the Blue Mountains on this full-day tour, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Sydney. First climb to the Echo Point lookout for a spectacular view of the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Next, explore the magnificent Jenolan Caves, which stretch over a mind-boggling 25-miles (40km) through the Megalong Valley. Follow your guide into the largest of the caves, Lucas Cave, to admire the ‘Cathedral’ chamber, so called for its breath-taking acoustics.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Jenolan Caves: River Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, the largest cave system in Australia (that is open to the public) and is 340 million years old - ranking it amongst the oldest caves on Earth.  At Jenolan, the River Cave is extra effort, but worth it - mind-bending labyrinth, awe-inspiring chambers and pure water.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Jenolan Caves: Chifley Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, the largest cave system in Australia (that is open to the public) and is 340 million years old - placing it amongst the oldest caves on Earth. At Jenolan, the Chifley Cave is known for variety and surprises! An outstanding experience. As you move deeper, the cave reveals its beauty - high caverns, amazing formations and exquisite spar crystal. Great for all ages.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Jenolan Caves: Ribbon Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, the largest cave system in Australia (that is open to the public) and is 340 million years old - ranking it amongst the oldest caves on Earth.  Delicate and not often shown, Jenolan's Ribbon Cave is a narrow gallery of unusual features that you see up close.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jenolan Caves: Extended Orient Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, the largest cave system in Australia (that is open to the public) and is 340 million years old - ranking it amongst the oldest caves on Earth.  Jenolan's Extended Orient tour shows you the breathtaking Orient Cave, plus sections of the Lucas and River caves.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Jenolan Caves: Lucas Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan boasts Australia's most spectacular cave system and Australia's largest cave system (that is open to the public).  At 340 million years old, Jenolan ranks amongst the oldest caves in the world. When you explore the massive Lucas Cave, you stand in Jenolan's highest and widest chambers - it is humbling!
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jenolan Caves: Extended Temple of Baal Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, the largest cave system in Australia (that is open to the public) and is 340 million years old - ranking it amongst the oldest caves on Earth.  Jenolan's Extended Orient tour shows you the awe-inspiring Temple of Baal Cave, plus sections of the Lucas and River caves.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Jenolan Caves: Imperial-Diamond Cave Tour

The Jenolan Caves are the largest cave system in Australia that is open to the public. On this fascinating tour you’ll experience two of the most impressive portions of the cave--the Imperial Cave and Diamond Branch sections. These are not too strenuous to tour, as there are fewer steps than in some other parts. Be amazed by the natural underground formations, and learn all about the geology of the complex from your guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jenolan Caves: Temple of Baal Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, the largest cave system in Australia (that is open to the public) and is 340 million years old - ranking it amongst the oldest caves on Earth.  Stand in Jenolan's awe-inspiring Temple of Baal Cave, and marvel at the astonishing formations in this citadel of reflection and peace.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jenolan Caves: Imperial Cave Tour

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, the largest cave system in Australia (that is open to the public) and is 340 million years old - ranking it amongst the oldest caves on Earth. With the fewest stair steps, the Imperial is Jenolan's easiest cave tour, a memorable experience for all ages.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Inside the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage - A Private Wildlife Safari Overnight

With deep gorges and soaring cliffs, the UNESCO–listed Blue Mountains offer some of New South Wales’ most beautiful wilderness scenery—but they’re popular among Sydney’s tourists. With this private small-group tour—limited to eight people—avoid the crowded coaches and experience the best of the Blue Mountains. Discover hidden canyons and dense forests, and spot native wildlife in its natural habitat—with accommodation, some meals, and park fees included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Inside the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage - A Wildlife Safari Overnight

Get personalized attention and plenty of time to explore the Blue Mountains on this small-group, overnight safari from Melbourne. With a guide providing navigation and commentary, you can focus on the scenery and the experience. See wildlife such as platypus, swamp wallabies, wombats, and grey kangaroos. Visit local waterfalls, blue gum forests, and steep-walled canyons, stopping along the way in small country towns. This jam-packed overnight expedition may be time-consuming to plan on your own, but this guided tour takes care of all the details.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Tour: Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Day Trip from Sydney

Escape the city for the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Blue Mountains on this private full-day tour from Sydney. Your itinerary can be customised to your preferences, so you could visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, venture underground at the Jenolan Caves or marvel over the views from Govetts Leap Lookout. Along the way, immerse yourself in local life as you visit the mountain villages of Blaxland, Leura and Wentworth, and enjoy spectacular views of the famous Three Sisters.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

The Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass allows you to visit top attractions throughout Australia at a great savings. Choose from five, seven or ten tickets to be loaded onto a smartcard, which you then use for easy entry to the best attractions in Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and destinations throughout Tasmania. You have an entire three months to use your tickets from the date of card activation. Use your tickets all in one city, or spread them over as many cities as you like, and save up to 40% on regular admission prices.
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Duration: 90 days
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Jenolan Caves: 3-Hour Aladdin Adventure Caving Experience

This is an authentic adventure activity. Although Jenolan is Australia's most spectacular cave system, this caving adventure is not about stunning scenery. It is about challenge, exhilaration and accomplishing something really different - no experience necessary.  The Aladdin Adventure Tour runs once a week only. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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