Book Now - Imperial Cave & Diamond Branch

Our easiest cave tour. This journey takes you along the path of an ancient river bed. Mostly level, with short sets of stairs, this tour is an excellent choice if you are not quite as mobile as you once were. This cave is known for its amazing history, and has unique stories to tell.

Your journey starts at the ‘Woolshed’, distinguished by its strange, ‘fluffy’ crystal. Then the snaking path leads you to the ancient bones of a Tasmanian Devil – unearthed in this cave after 3,000 years. See the awesome ‘Crystal Cities’. We lead you beyond the perilous ‘Ridley’s Shortcut’, to one of Jenolan’s most beautiful crystal shawl formations, and the famous ‘Lot’s Wife’.

Then, ascend to the delicate ‘Diamond Branch’, a narrow passage, rich with crystal decoration. Come face-to-face with pure white and pink crystal, in every shape and size, in the ‘Selena Cave’, ‘Nellies Grotto’ and the ‘Fairy Bower’, culminating in the celebrated ‘Gem of the West’. An awe-inspiring experience for all ages.

Although children under age 6 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: 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

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

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


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Thu, 30 Jun 2022

Afternoon Start
3:30pm Session - 3.30 Imperial