Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves is the most famous complex of lime stone caves in the whole of Australia. It is located in the south west of the town of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. This is located to the west of Sydney. The entire complex comes under a heritage site known as the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Site.

Jenolan Caves can be accessed quite easily from Sydney for day trippers. This makes it quite a popular location for tourists. It is also possible to stay in the vicinity of the Caves, for example at the Caves House or a number of hotels and motels. The caves have ample lighting in many cases. There are walkways and stairs that have kept visiting these from being a pain.

Jenolan Caves

Show Caves

In total, there are 9 show caves. Chifley Caves, Imperial Caves and Lucas Caves are the most popular among these. The time taken to tour each cave varies. Also, some have a bit of climbing plus effort, whereas some are pretty much effortless. All of this information is posted outside.

Almost all the caves here have striking lime stone formations of both stalagmites and stalactites. These have been created due to the years of dripping water that fell into the subterranean chambers.

This is most notable at the Orient Cave, where there are delicate crystalline decorations. The Lucas Cave has the Broken Column formation and the temple of Baal is home to the Angel’s Wing.

Jenolan Caves