Book Now - Dine And Discover Locals: Chifley Cave

If you are a local, you can get a Chifley Cave tour for only $1, plus one Dine & DISCOVER voucher. To qualify as a 'local', you must live in one of these postcode areas: 2787, 2790, 2795, 2845 and 2847.

Then, when you arrive at Jenolan, present your free Dine & DISCOVER voucher to be scanned, and show your drivers licence to confirm your area code. Then enjoy your Chifley Cave tour.

The Chifley cave displays all the stunning limestone formations for which Jenolan is famous, including delicate straws. One of Jenolan's best examples of exquisite 'spar' crystal can be seen in the Chifley. One of our shorter and less strenuous cave tours, the Chifley amazes young and old. This tour does not retrace its path, so you always wonder what is around the corner. This cave reveals its beauty as you move further in.

The Chifley has a fascinating history, and was the first cave in the world to be lit with electric light - as early as 1880. In fact it was one the earliest places in the world to use light bulbs - remarkable at the time. Two of its beautiful grottoes are still illuminated with historical coloured lights, a reminder of its unique heritage - children find these fascinating.

Average Duration: 1 Hour

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, accommodation, cafe and magnificent restaurant right on site.
We also host school excursions, unique weddings, conferences and team building.

4655 Jenolan Caves Road,
Jenolan Caves, NSW 2790

Dress Code

Wear comfortable, non-slip walking shoes. High-heels and 'flip-flops' are unsuitable.
Do not overdress. It is 15 degrees Celcius in the cave, all year.

Spectator Information

Use the public toilets, before joining your cave tour, as there are no toilets inside any of our caves.

Do not bring baby prams, camera tripods, monopods, selfie sticks in the cave.
We do not recommend baby backpacks - front carriers are safer.
Listen carefully to your tour guide, and obey all instructions.
Stay with your tour group.
Do not touch any rock or crystal.
Do not smoke, eat or drink. You may take water with you.
Do not spit or litter.
We recommend you turn off your camera flash.

No minimum age
Stair steps: 421
Length: 690 metres
Fitness level: average

Weather Information

This is an all weather activity.

Other Information

Getting Here

Currently Edith Road is the only road into Jenolan. It is on the Oberon side of Jenolan. If you are driving from a Sydney direction, your route has changed. Please allow plenty of travel time. Before leaving home, check for possible road closures or delays. We also have some suggested travel routes on

When You Arrive

When you arrive at our carpark, we will check your tickets and direct you to the caves and hotel. You can walk the scenic 500 metres down, which includes stairs, or use our complimentary shuttle bus. Please wear a mask in the bus. Unfortunately our bus cannot carry children under 7, as it is not fitted with child seat and capsule anchors. But, to make the walk down (and up) easier for you and your family, we can take your bags in the bus. So speak to our friendly concierge team if you would like us carry anything for you.

If you require wheelchair access, please let us know ahead of time so we can organise escorting your vehicle down to the caves and hotel.

While you wait in the carpark for our bus, you can buy coffee at our coffee pop-up, or visit our pop-up gift shop.

Scanning Your Dine & Discover Voucher

As soon as you arrive at Caves House, please present your Dine & Discover Voucher at our ticket office, as we need to scan it.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures:

* We strongly recommend that you wear a face mask while on your tour. If you do not have your own, we have a limited supply.
* If you feel unwell, remain at home and get tested.
* Cave tours are limited to the 2 square metre rule, throughout the cave, and we have limited the number of guests per tour in line with this.
* Cave tours will be organised by household where possible, and households must remain 1.5 metres apart.
* Bring your own sanitation supplies, and practice good hygiene.
* We sanitise all cave handrails twice daily.
* We will record your details for contact tracing and hold them for 28 days.
* Hand sanitation stations are set up at the entry and exit to each cave tour (as well as in the accommodation and dining areas).
* You must provide names and contact details of all members of your group.
* You must do a Covid-19 check-in either at reception or at Chisolm’s restaurant upon arrival.


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Sat, 04 Dec 2021

Morning Start
10:45am Session - 11:30am Session -
Afternoon Start
12:30pm Session -

Sun, 05 Dec 2021

Afternoon Start
1:30pm Session - 2:00pm Session - 2pm Chifley

Sat, 11 Dec 2021

Morning Start
11:30am Session -
Afternoon Start
5:00pm Session -

Sun, 12 Dec 2021

Morning Start
10:45am Session -
Afternoon Start
1:30pm Session - 3:00pm Session - 3pm Chifley 4:00pm Session - 5:00pm Session -

Sat, 18 Dec 2021

Morning Start
10:45am Session -
Afternoon Start
1:00pm Session - 1:00 Chifley 2:00pm Session - 2pm Chifley 3:00pm Session - 3pm Chifley 4:00pm Session - 5:00pm Session -

Sun, 19 Dec 2021

Morning Start
10:45am Session - 11:30am Session -
Afternoon Start
1:00pm Session - 1:00 Chifley 2:00pm Session - 2pm Chifley 4:00pm Session -