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It features the underground ‘River Styx’ which appears as pools of blue water, including the ‘Pool of Reflections’. This is a deep, illuminated underground lake, whose almost motionless surface produces spectacular reflections.

You will see the huge 'Queen Esther's Chamber', magnificent shawls, such as the ‘Giant Shawl’, and many famous formations, including the ‘Minaret’ (a spectacular stalagmite), ‘Grand Column’ (biggest column at Jenolan) and the ‘Queen's Canopy’.

In 2010, the River Cave tour was revitalised using the latest lighting technology, enabling you to see the cave formations as they have never been seen before. The environmentally friendly lighting system uses less electricity and minimises heat output, conserving the sensitive cave environment.

This tour includes 2 high, steep steel ladders.

Average Duration: 2 hours



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.
Short skirts 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 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.

Stair steps: 1,298
Fitness level: strenuous
Length: 1,271 metres
Minimum age: 10 years
Maximum Tour size: 25 people

Weather Information

This is an all weather activity.

Other Information

Jenolan Caves is currently working through the advice from the NSW Government regarding the phased easing of restrictions.

In keeping with these measures and our commitment to visitor and staff safety, we have now reopened our hotel, Chisolm’s Restaurant and Caves Café. To facilitate social distancing, we are limiting the number of people at Jenolan Caves House. Please book ahead, either online or by phone on 1300 76 33 11.

However, in keeping with measures to ensure our commitment to visitor and staff safety, our cave tours will remain closed.

We will continue to review as the NSW Government releases more information on the next phase of lifting restrictions.

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