Book Now - Chifley's Secret Chambers

In a world made easier by modern convenience, take the time to experience the genteel pleasures of a bygone era. Spend time experiencing what the modern tour bypasses, to see how new technology brings the past back within our reach.

Chifley's Secret Chambers is a tour steeped in history.

This is our most exclusive tour - only a handful of visitors at a time. Wearing a helmet and headlamp, you explore the Kings Tableland, the original entrance to the Chifley and Imperial caves. Once in the Chifley Cave, you see the historic Architect's Studio and a long hidden chamber, The Shambles.

Throughout the tour, the history of electricity and technology at Jenolan is explored, before moving to another secluded secret, the Wilkinson's Branch.

In time honoured fashion, the beguiling beauty of the cave is revealed to those who wish to listen to its mysteries.

Note that on this tour, as well as these long-abandoned chambers, you experience the entire Chifley Cave, with it's variety, surprises and quirky history - very special!

On arrival at Jenolan, please first come to the Guides Office, so we can prepare you for the tour, with helmet and head light.

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, 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

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.

- Assemble in the Guides Office, so we can prepare you for the tour.
- 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.

Minimum age: 10 Years
Stair steps: 500 approximately
Length: 1000 metres approximately
Fitness level: average
Maximum Tour size: 8 people

Weather Information

This is an all weather activity.

Other Information

For the time being, we are running tours of 5 of our many caves. Some of our tours are available only to guests who also book High Tea or Chisolm's lunch, Chisolm's dinner or an overnight stay. Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy one of these caves in a small group.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures:

* 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 encourage you to wear a face mask.
* We sanitise all cave handrails twice daily.
* We will record your details for contact tracing and hold them for 28 days.
* Hand sanitation stations are set up at the entry and exit to each cave tour (as well as in the accommodation and dining areas).
* You must provide names and contact details of all members of your group.
* You must do a Covid-19 check-in either at reception or at Chisolm’s restaurant upon arrival.

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