Book Now - Grand Tour

Many Jenolan Caves guests and staff consider the Orient and Temple of Baal to be two of the most highly decorated tours that can be undertaken while visiting Jenolan. Therefore, we have combined them into one spectacular two-hour tour, The Grand Tour.

Starting in either of these two calcite crystal laden caves, both discovered within months of each other in 1904, see all of the renowned speleothems (cave decorations) that have made these two caves world famous. Descend to and from the Mud Tunnels and gain a sense of what the early discoverers saw when they first explored these previously hidden gems over 120 years ago. Led by our knowledgeable guides, be mesmerised by crystal delights such as the Angel's Wing (the largest known shawl at Jenolan Caves), Gabriel's Wing, White Alter, Crystal Basin, Indian Canopy and the stunning Persian Chamber, just to name a few.

This tour is graded "Strenuous", so a good level of fitness is necessary, but it is extremely popular and bookings in advance made online are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Average Duration: 2

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.

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4655 Jenolan Caves Road,
Jenolan Caves, NSW 2790

Dress Code

This is an all weather activity. 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.

Other Information

Edith Road is the only access to Jenolan. On Edith Road, 3 kms before Jenolan, at the top of the steep valley descent, STOP AT THE BARRIER. The descent is now one-way, so Transport for NSW will escort your vehicle 3km down to our car parks. From there, you can follow the pathways down to the Hotel and to the shelter to meet for the tours.
Escort vehicles run at regular intervals.

To be on time for your tour, please arrive at the barrier (3km from the caves) *** at least 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR FIRST BOOKED ACTIVITY.***

Escort vehicles leave our car park regularly to accompany vehicles back up the hill.

Note: If you travel via Katoomba, you must get to Edith road via a 30-MINUTE DETOUR ON JENOLAN CAVES ROAD. (See our ‘Getting Here’ webpage.) To arrive at Jenolan safely, give yourself a couple of hours extra travel time. If you arrive too early, take advantage of our bushwalks, café and giftshop.

Before your cave tours, use the public toilets, as there are no toilets inside any of our caves.
Do not bring baby prams, camera tripods, monopods, selfie sticks.
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.

Minimum age: 6
Stair steps: approx 700
Duration: 2 hours
Fitness level: strenuous