The Jenolan Caves are the most visited limestone caves in the country and it won’t take you long to discover why.
There are ten different cave tours that you can take at Jenolan, all of which let you explore these ancient caves. Whether you are coming with young children or older family members, there is a cave tour for everyone.
The Chifley cave is one of the shorter and less strenuous cave tours with some of the most exquisite ‘spar’ crystals. The Chifley was the first cave in the world to be lit with electric light in 1880, and two spaces are still lit with historical coloured lights.
The Lucas Cave is home to some massive caverns and is one of the most visited caves. Lucas includes The Broken Column which is the most photographed formation in Jenolan. If you only have a short amount of time, many of our past guests have recommended making the Lucas Cave the top of your list.
Follow an ancient river passage in the Imperial Cave. Here you will see The Sinkhole, Ridleys Shortcut, Lot’s Wife, the Alabaster Column and Crystal Cities. Don’t miss the Shawl Cave – it is certainly a sight to see. In the Imperial Cave keep your eyes peeled for marine fossils, and the bones of a Tasmanian Devil and Wallaby that were discovered when the cave was excavated in 1975. Make sure you make the trip down the 66 step spiral staircase and see the Jenolan Underground River.
Take the Diamond Cave tour where you will get to visit the Imperial Cave and the Diamond Cave. This is where you will find the purest white crystal formations tinted with shades of pink. At the end, you’ll get to see the Gem of the West, a formation of helictites, stalactites, stalagmites, shawls and wave crystal.
If you are visiting us here at Mountain Whispers to try and find the perfect wedding venue, you can’t miss the Temple Of Baal Cave. Used by many couples over the years, there are two huge chambers and a beautiful winding staircase called the Dragon’s Throat. The Temple of Baal Cave is where you’ll find the Angel’s Wing shawl; at 9 metres tall it is one of the largest cave shawls in the world.
In the River Cave, see the River Styx and the Pool of Reflections. The deep underground lake is illuminated and the surface produces some amazing reflections. The River Cave is also home to Queen Esther’s Chamber, Minaret, Grand Column and Queen’s Canopy.
If you’d like to try your hand at something more adventurous, you can take part in Adventure Caving. The Plughole Adventure Tour, Aladdin Cave Adventure Tour and Mammoth Cave Adventure Tour will give you the opportunity to discover further into the Jenolan Caves.
Adventure caving not for you? Join in a night tour on a Friday or Saturday night. The Off the Track tour will take you through caves that are no longer included in other tours, or join a Legends, Mysteries and Ghosts tours to hear stories of the strange and mysterious.
Jenolan Cave tours run regularly throughout the day. The caves are an approximate one and a half hour drive from your Mountain Whispers luxury accommodation or you can join a Blue Mountains Bus Company coach from Katoomba Train Station.
Book your next Blue Mountains holiday at Mountain Whispers and spend a day discovering Jenolan Caves.