Jenolan Caves

Departing Lithgow I head back towards the Blue Mountains. On the Great Western highway I see a turn off for Jenolan caves so decided to check it out. They are a collection of limestone caves within a mountain, some with very large chambers. After winding my way down a narrow twisting road I come to the entrance, a very large tunnel through the mountain. Jenolan caves are the largest in Australia.
I ending up exploring 3 caves, 2 on guided tours which are the only way to see the majority of the caves. The Lucas, Orient and Nettle all offer something different to see, with the Orient having the most spectacular crystal formations of the 3 I viewed. It was comfortably cool in the cave systems. Each cave was wired with special lighting which came on one by one to highlight different formations. Sometimes including music for dramatic effect. Both the guides I had were quite knowledgeable and entertaining. The site includes a motel and restaurant.

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Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.

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  1. Now this is amazing … I’d love to have a wonder through these caves! Great photography … a couple threw me for a moment as regards the immense dimensions!

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