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Inside Jenolan Caves, Sydney, Australia
Driving to Jenolan Caves in one sunny day was an exhilarating experience for me and my family. Approximately 177 kilometers away from the City, Jenolan offers an entirely different wonder of God’s creation. As soon as we reach Jenolan, we were welcomed by an amazing Grand Arch which serves as the common entrance to the different caves.
Jenolan Caves are without question, Australia’s most impressive limestone caves. The caves were discovered in 1838 by a convict bushranger. There are nine show caves open to the public with spectacular lighting, underground rivers, and cave formations that will surely amaze anyone.
Our tour guide who took us through one of the the caves demonstrated a crystal clear limestone rock using a torch.
Can you see the stage performers? a theater formation inside Jenolan
Fine dripping stalactites
Well-built walkways and ladders made it easier for us to view most parts of the cave
It take hundreds of years for spectacular formation such as this.
An angel’s wing? probably…figure it out.
Friendly colorful birds playing with my son
|How to get to Jenolan Caves|
There is no public transport to Jenolan Caves, but it is a pleasant drive. There is plenty of free parking at Jenolan.
From Sydney, take the M4 Motorway travelling west through the Blue Mountains, Katoomba and Mt. Victoria on the Great Western Highway. Shortly after Victoria Pass, the Jenolan Caves turnoff is found just past the village of Hartley. Turning left, this road passes through Hampton and finally Jenolan Caves.
The trip offers spectacular scenery on a sealed road that can be completed comfortably in 2½ hours from Parramatta. If you have time, explore the Blue Mountains along the way.
If you are visiting Jenolan from the direction of Sydney, Katoomba and Lithgow, the last secti
on of the road into the Jenolan Valley is one way from 11.45am to 1.15pm everyday. This allows coaches to enter Jenolan safely on the narrow road. Visitors can still leave Jenolan during these times – via the Oberon Road which is now fully sealed. (Source: http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/)
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