Book Now - Lucas Cave

Colossal Caverns. Your journey starts with a 300-step stair climb, to the mouth of this ancient cave, one of the first to be discovered at Jenolan in 1860. It’s worth the effort, because once inside, awe-inspiring sights await, and your journey becomes easy.

With plenty of rest stops, your friendly guide will lead you from the ‘Anteroom’ into Jenolan’s highest chamber - the enormous ‘Cathedral’ - named for the amazing shapes of its huge crystal formations. This chamber has 160 years of stories to tell, of discovery, weddings and performances. You may spot tiny microbats, flickering in the shadows far above. If you like to sing, take this opportunity to try out the famous acoustics.

Next, journey deeper into the limestone mountain. At the ‘Slide’, hear about the old days, when safety was just an afterthought. In the ‘Exhibition Chamber’, see the famous ‘Broken Column’, and the lavish ‘Procenium’, draped with colourful crystal shawls. Dwarfed by its sheer size, we lead you down the length of Jenolan’s most massive chamber, the size of a small football field.

‘The Pink and White Terraces’, a series of beautiful flowstone cascades, will take your breath away. Finally, ascend to the beautiful ‘Mafeking Chamber’, a narrow passage, rich with exquisite crystal formations. Your journey through the mighty Lucas Cave will stay with you forever.

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.

Average Duration: 2 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 cave tour 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.

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
Cave Length: 900 metres
Stair steps: 1,028 (including 252 stair steps to the cave entrance)
Fitness level: harder

If you are driving from a Sydney direction, the route has changed. Leave plenty of time to travel to Jenolan Caves, and always check www.livetraffic.com before you travel. You must arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your first booked activity.