The best known limestone caves in Australia, Jenolan has an extraordinary diversity of caves to explore, with tours leaving every hour or so. More than 40 kilometres of caves and 300 cave openings have been discovered here since European caving began in the early 1800s. There are guided walking tours of nine beautiful, feature-filled show caves, with well-lit, formed paths. Particularly recommended is the two-hour River Cave walk (although it has 1298 steps), and the shorter Temple of Baal. For those after a more authentic caving experience, Jenolan also offers a few introductions to caving on its ‘adventure tours’, with headlamps, abseiling, crawling and squeezing through tight spaces. The two-hour Plughole adventure into Elder Cave is great fun, and the six-hour tour into Mammoth Cave, with cave ladders and extensive climbing, is legendary. With every tour, you also get a free tour (with audio guide) of the Devil’s Coachhouse and Nettle Cave. Among the most unusual experiences in the caves are the regular classical concerts in the Cathedral Chamber, where the sounds of string instruments resound and echo through the underworld.
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- Jenolan, Blue Mountains, Highlight