Jenolan Caves

A three-hour drive from either Sydney or Canberra, Jenolan Caves is one of the highlights of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, a spectacular labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone chasms carved by underground rivers. Nine of the 300 caves are open for public viewing, at a constant 15 degrees, even when it’s snowing outside.

There are many tours to choose from. The Lucas Cave is one of the most famous. It features the spectacular the limestone formation of the Broken Column as well as the Cathedral, a 54 metre high chamber often used for concerts and performances.

Exploring the Jenolan Caves - Oberon Area

Named after a story from the bible, the Temple of Baal Cave is also renowned for its spectacular features. Entry is via the Binoomea Cut, a man-made tunnel, followed by a walk down the Dragon’s Throat via a dramatic winding staircase. There are two massive chambers, one 42 metres high, filled with amazing formations including the nine metre Angel's Wing, one of the world’s largest of its kind.

The Off the Track tour explores dark passageways and tunnels that are not part of the regular tour circuit within the caves. Equipped with a headlamp and helmet, visitors will wind through narrow rock walls to discover secret chasms and incredible stalactites and stalagmites that few ever get to see.

natural water in the Jenolan Caves

Legends, Mysteries and Ghosts is an after-dark tour. With just a lamp to light your way you’ll descend into the pitch-dark caves and hear a few tales along the way. Historical fact is woven with strange stories about unexplained phenomena, sometimes based on your guide’s personal experience. 

Grand, historic and full of character, the nearby Jenolan Caves House is a century-old hotel and one of the icons of the Blue Mountains, built in the spacious, gracious Federation style. Décor throughout is opulent and refined, reminiscent of the early Edwardian era. Book one of the cosy hotel rooms or a self-contained cottage, ideal for a family getaway.

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  1. Glamping in the Garden

    Thursday 26 April 2018 to Monday 30 April 2018 , Oberon

    This Autumn they are offering a pop-up luxury camping experience (glamping) in the spectacular grounds of Mayfield. Immerse yourself in a night like no other – in a world class location while delighting the senses. Glamp in absolute comfor…

    26 Apr - 30 Apr
  2. Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival

    Thursday 26 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Oberon

    During the 16 day Autumn Festival the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Court, the…

    26 Apr - 29 Apr
  3. The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Saturday 02 February 2019 , Oberon

    Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets. Each month the lovely quaint grounds at St Barnabas Church become a flurry of activity complete with some truly delightful smells which lure passers by to…

    05 May - 02 Feb
  4. Mayfield Garden Winter Festival

    Saturday 07 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Oberon

    Although it is cooler outside, does it really mean you have to hibernate? Mayfield is a European inspired garden, do what the Europeans do: rug up and explore. With parts of the Private Garden open including: the Amphitheatre, Croquet Cou…

    07 Jul - 22 Jul
  5. Mayfield Garden Spring Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: October 2018 , Oberon

    The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience. Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to …

    15 Oct - 30 Oct