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

Weather Information

This is an all weather activity.

Other Information

For the time being, we are running tours of 5 of our many caves. On weekends, these limited tours are available only to guests who also book High Tea or Chisolm's lunch, Chisolm's dinner or an overnight stay. Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy one of these caves in a small group.

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.

Availability

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Fri, 22 Jan 2021

Morning Start
10:00am Session - 10:00 Chifley 11:00am Session - 11:30am Session -
Afternoon Start
2:00pm Session - 2pm Chifley 3:00pm Session - 3pm Chifley 5:00pm Session -
Night Start
8:00pm Session - 8:00 Chifley Cave

Sat, 23 Jan 2021

Morning Start
9:30am Session - 11:30am Session -
Afternoon Start
1:00pm Session - 1:00 Chifley 1:30pm Session - 2:00pm Session - 2pm Chifley 3:00pm Session - 3pm Chifley
Night Start
8:00pm Session - 8:00 Chifley Cave

Sun, 24 Jan 2021

Morning Start
9:30am Session -

Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Morning Start
11:00am Session -
Afternoon Start
12:00pm Session - 12:00 Chifley 2:30pm Session - 2.30pm Chifley 4:30pm Session - 4.30pm Chifley

Thu, 28 Jan 2021

Afternoon Start
12:00pm Session - 12:00 Chifley

Fri, 29 Jan 2021

Afternoon Start
12:00pm Session - 12:00 Chifley
Night Start
8:00pm Session - 8:00 Chifley Cave
 

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