Book Now - Temple of Baal Cave

Dramatic & Evocative! This ancient cave is renowned for its ethereal yet spectacular features. Marvel at the astonishing crystal formations in this citadel of reflection and peace. The Temple of Baal experience consists of two huge and awe-inspiring caverns. This cave has fossils, helictites, discovery stories, and the ominous names of its breath-taking formations.

Your journey starts when you enter a long man-made shaft, the Binoomea Cut. Descend deep into the mountain, via the ‘Dragon’s Throat’. As though entering the open mouth of an enormous dragon, follow the red flowstone all the way down to ‘Moloch’s Grotto’. See the ‘Gem of the South’, the wall of helictites and perfect cave pearls.

Experience the second enormous chamber from 5 different vantage points – seeing something new at each stop, such as the ‘Red Altar’, the ‘White Altar’, ‘Gabriel’s Wing’, the ‘Golden Fleece’, the ‘Sword of St Michael’, the ‘Frozen Waterfall’ and, of course, ‘Baal’. See Jenolan’s longest crystal shawl, the delicate, white ‘Angel’s Wing’. Visitors come away awestruck by the strange beauty and serenity of this cave.

If you are driving all the way to Jenolan, you might want to consider booking accommodation, for a getaway to remember.

Average Duration: 1.5

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.

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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

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 car parks. From there, you can follow the pathways down to the Hotel and to the shelter to meet for the tours.
Escort vehicles run at regular intervals.

To be on time for your tour, please arrive at the barrier (3km from the caves) *** at least 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR FIRST BOOKED ACTIVITY.***

Escort vehicles leave our car park regularly 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.

General Rules:
Use the public toilets, before joining your cave tour, as there are no toilets inside any of our caves.
Do not bring camera tripods, monopods, selfie sticks.
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: 365 metres
Fitness level: average
Minimum age: 6 years (but we recommend 10 years)
Stair steps: 288