Book Now - Chifley Cave

Variety and surprises! As you move deeper, this ancient cave reveals its unique beauty – huge caverns, narrow passages, an unexpected wealth of history, fossils and calcite crystal in every form, from the surprising richness of the ‘Lucinda Chamber’ to the bizarre ‘Wall of Noses’.

Your journey starts from the ‘Woolshed’ with its strange, ‘fluffy’ crystal. Then we lead you up to the ‘Margarita Chamber’ - with its wealth of unique stories to tell. We guide you through the ‘Madonna Chamber’, then you plunge into the sudden beauty of the ‘Lucinda Chamber’, with its huge formations, delicate straws and colourful shawls.

Go deeper, past the fantastical ‘Dragon’s Head’ into the huge ‘Lower Katies’, a fascinating chamber, subject of many years of scientific study. Ascend to ‘Upper Katies’, home of tiny, eyeless troglobites, and where the roof is thickly hung with crystal shawls.

Finally, as you descend a narrow cutting, look up, to see a grotto overflowing with perfect spar crystal. This cave is an outstanding experience for all ages.

Although children under age 4 are free of charge, please remember to book a ticket for them. While you are booking this cave tour, you can also take the opportunity to book high tea, Chisolm’s lunch, dinner and even accommodation, for a getaway to remember.

Booking right now? If you are bringing a child under age 6, ensure you book a ticket for them, even though the cost is $0.

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

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

TRAFFIC CONTROL DELAYS - ARRIVE WITH ESCORT VEHICLE:
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 carpark. From there, transfer to our free shuttle bus, to take you all the way down to the caves and hotel. Escort vehicles run every 20-minutes.

To be on time for your tour, please arrive at the barrier (3km from the caves) *** 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR FIRST BOOKED ACTIVITY.***

LEAVE WITH ESCORT VEHICLE:
Escort vehicles leave our car park every 20 minutes, 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.

General Rules:
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