Book Now - Yulefest Santa Visit & Dinner

DON'T FORGET! Arrive 1 hour earlier than your selected start time for dinner, for the kids to meet Santa and receive a gift.

Dedicate this July to family dinners with us. Never before has family time been more valued. Join us in creating memories.

Snow is not guaranteed in the Jenolan Valley, but on the surrounding mountain ridges (approx. 1,350m above sea level) snow in July is always a possibility. So before your trip, please remember to check that the roads are open, on

Yulefest (Christmas in July) is an annual Blue Mountains tradition that began in 1980. During Yulefest, at heritage-listed Jenolan Caves House, grownups enjoy the log fires and the feeling of Christmas, and children meet Santa. Upstairs, in the elegant Art Deco style of the Edwardian era, Chisolm’s Restaurant is part of the Jenolan Experience and a wonderful way to build lifetime memories. Traditional Christmas dishes are served, such as 'Yule plate of mustard marmalade glazed ham and roast turkey' and 'Caves House Kings Nesselrode pudding with brandy caramel sauce' Yum!

Bookings are essential. The cost is $99 per adult and $35 per child (under age 12). (Please note that, as one of our many COVID-19 safeguards, we are not accepting cash at Jenolan.)

Jenolan Caves draws visitors from all over the world, not only for its famous caves, but also for it's wildlife, scenic bushwalks and historic Caves House hotel. So, when you come for Yulefest, why not stay the night!

Average Duration: 1.5

About Jenolan Caves

People of all ages love Jenolan. Jenolan Caves are Australia's largest, most famous and most spectacular caves and the oldest caves in the world, with bushwalks, wildlife, a range of accommodation, cafe and magnificent restaurant right on site.

We also host school excursions, unique weddings, conferences and team building. Book accommodation online at

4655 Jenolan Caves Road,
Jenolan Caves, NSW 2790

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We have reopened our hotel, Chisolm’s Restaurant and Caves Café, while our caves will remain closed for a little while longer. Working with the advice provided by NSW Health and the State and Commonwealth Governments, we will reopen in a controlled and responsible way. For now, this means Jenolan Caves will be open for above-ground activities, meals or overnight stays that have been pre-booked. If within the last 14 days you have experienced any flu-like symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 that you please delay your visit. Across our business, we are implementing measures to ensure the highest standards of hygiene, including providing hand sanitizing stations as well as for food preparation and cleaning.