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Jenolan Caves

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Open every day, multi award wining, Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia.

Explore the world’s oldest caves – one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world.  You are never too young or old to experience the amazing – tours, adventure caving, scenic bush walks and Australian Aboriginal culture.

Glimpse Australian birds and animals in the wild, including kangaroos and platypus. Set in Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness, Jenolan Caves are a national treasure, of awe-inspiring beauty and scale.

At just over an hour from Bathurst  with beautiful scenery along the way its the perfect day trip.


Is it cold in the caves?

Temperature inside the caves does not change with the seasons.  It is always approximately 15 degrees Celsius, comfortable for walking and climbing stairs.  If you are attending an underground concert, bring something warm to wear during the concert.

Can we still visit the caves if it is raining?

Yes.  The caves are safe in all weather conditions, and tours are unaffected by rain.

What is the best cave to see?

There is no such thing as the ‘best cave at Jenolan’, as they are all very different.  It is like asking what is the best food on a menu.  It is a subjective choice. Your choice depends on several factors, including your fitness level and tour duration.  Age is also a factor, as not all caves are suitable for younger children, and some caves are too strenuous for less mobile adults.

However, the Lucas Cave is our largest and most famous cave tour.  It contains the ‘Cathedral’, our most famous cave chamber.

Should I pre-book a tour?

Tours run at regular intervals, from 9.30am to 5.00pm, every day of the year.  Additional tours operate during busy times.  However, each tour has a limited number of available places.  We strongly recommend that you pre-book, particularly during holidays and on weekends, to avoid disappointment and having to wait for the next available tour.

What should I wear for my cave tour?

Wear sturdy, non-slip shoes and comfortable clothing, similar to what you would wear for a bushwalk. High heels and ‘thongs’ are not recommended for any tour.

Can I take photographs in the cave?

Yes.  Photography, including the use of flash, is permitted on all tours. However, tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed on tours, and may not be brought into any cave.

How many cave tours can I do in a day?

It would take 3 or 4 days to see all the guided show cave tours at Jenolan!  In addition, there are our Adventure Caving tours and self-guided tour!  However, in a single day, the average adult can comfortably visit 3 show caves.

Is there a parking fee?

No.  All parking is free.

Is fuel available?

We do not sell fuel at Jenolan. The closest fuel is available at Oberon (30km). Please plan to buy fuel on your way to the caves.

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