Head west of the Blue Mountains, and you’ll reach Jenolan, home to the Jenolan Caves. Set 182 kilometres west of Sydney, these limestone caves are made up of underground rivers and rock formations with many different cave tours to experience. The show caves extend to 7 kilometres, and some areas offer wheelchair access too and are open daily.
Depending on your adventure style, choose from several tours; for those looking for a challenge try the Adventure Caving experience made up of tight entrances and climbs through undeveloped caves. For something a little spooky, try the Legends, Mysteries and Ghosts tour. There are also tours for kids during the school holidays and the possibility to explore the caves through a self-guided tour.
The Jenolan Caves are 340 million years old and are considered to be the world’s oldest caves. The Lucas Cave is the most popular cave and is home to the Cathedral Chamber with 951 stairs throughout. The Jenolan Caves also host weddings in the Cathedral Chamber with its famous acoustics creating a unique and memorable experience. If you wish to spend extended time at the caves, stay at Jenolan Caves House with a choice of accommodation options on offer, from historic houses, self-contained cottages, to budget backpacker rooms. Otherwise, if just a day trip suffices, opt to enjoy a bite to eat after your adventure at the onsite restaurant and bar.
The Jenolan Caves are an incredible experience and worth a visit to explore the limestone caves and underground river systems.