Book Now - Chifley Cave

The Chifley 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.

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, 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 www.thebookingbutton.com.au/properties/jenolancavesdirect.

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.
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
Maximum Tour size: 40 people

Weather Information

This is an all weather activity.

Other Information

Jenolan Caves is currently working through the advice from the NSW Government regarding the phased easing of restrictions.

In keeping with these measures and our commitment to visitor and staff safety, we have now reopened our hotel, Chisolm’s Restaurant and Caves Café. To facilitate social distancing, we are limiting the number of people at Jenolan Caves House. Please book ahead, either online or by phone on 1300 76 33 11.

However, in keeping with measures to ensure our commitment to visitor and staff safety, our cave tours will remain closed.

We will continue to review as the NSW Government releases more information on the next phase of lifting restrictions.


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