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Cave features include 'The Sinkhole', 'Ridleys Shortcut' (with a story on how it got its name), 'Lot's Wife', the 'Alabaster Column' and the dramatic' Crystal Cities' which looks like an ancient fortress. And as its name suggests, the 'Shawl Cave' is filled with delightful cave shawls.

When the floor of the Imperial Cave was excavated in 1975, bones were discovered. The bones of a Tasmanian Devil (long extinct on the mainland) and a Wallaby are on display. As you walk through the cave, you can also see marine fossils embedded in the limestone roof and walls.

In the Diamond branch, the delicate passage is lined with pure white crystal formations, tinted with every shade of pink. The tour culminates at the ‘Gem of the West’, an astonishing crystal formation of helictites, stalactites, stalagmites, shawls and wave crystal.

This tour displays some of the most beautiful crystal you will ever see.

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

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.

Length: 1,070 metres
Fitness level: easiest
Stair Steps: 358

Weather Information

This is an all weather activity.

Other Information

Getting Here

Currently Edith Road is the only road into Jenolan. It is on the Oberon side of Jenolan. If you are driving from a Sydney direction, your route has changed. Please allow plenty of travel time. Before leaving home, check www.livetraffic.com for possible road closures or delays. We also have some suggested travel routes on https://www.jenolancaves.org.au/visitor-info/getting-here/

When You Arrive

When you arrive at our carpark, we will check your tickets, your vaccination certificate and direct you to the caves and hotel. You can walk the scenic 500 metres down, which includes stairs, or use our complimentary shuttle bus. Please wear a mask in the bus.

If you require wheelchair access, please let us know ahead of time so we can organise escorting your vehicle down to the caves and hotel.

While you wait in the carpark for our bus, you can buy coffee at our coffee pop-up, or visit our pop-up gift shop.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures:

* Please wear a facemask on cave tours, on the bus and indoors. 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 4 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 daily.
* Please remember to do the Covid check in.
* Hand sanitation stations are set up at the entry and exit to each cave tour (as well as in the accommodation and dining areas).


Availability

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Sat, 04 Dec 2021

Afternoon Start
2:30pm Session - 2:30pm Imperial 4:30pm Session -

Sun, 05 Dec 2021

Afternoon Start
12:45pm Session - 4:30pm Session -

Sun, 12 Dec 2021

Morning Start
10:30am Session -
Afternoon Start
12:45pm Session - 2:30pm Session - 2:30pm Imperial

Sun, 19 Dec 2021

Morning Start
10:30am Session -
Afternoon Start
2:30pm Session - 2:30pm Imperial 4:30pm Session -
 

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