Jenolan Caves, Sydney

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    Jenolan Caves

    by winnietankl Written Jan 23, 2011

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    Jenolan Caves is situated in Blue mountain, about 3 hours drive from Sydney and Canberra. You can choose from the easier, less steps caves or more adventurous caves. Please check the season especially during winter, they might close it down due to the snow. Apart from the caves, they have a restaurant nearby, gifts and souvenirs shop, picnic and BBQ area too.

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    The Wonders of the Caves

    by silly659 Updated Apr 22, 2010

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    We went on a weekened and as soon as we got there, there were multiple caves to choose from, so I really wanted to go to the temple of Baal cuz i had heard great things, but instead we chose Lucas Cave given our time restrictions. While we had some time to spare, we walked around this gorgeous blue/torquoise lake (relecting from eucalyptus trees)

    So check out this site for timetables:
    http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/index.asp?pageID=78&menuItemID=592

    For prices: (ranges from $28-40/pp)
    http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/index.asp?pageID=77&menuItemID=591

    Tours of 1 to 2 hours are conducted each day starting at 10:00am with the last tour starting at 5:00pm

    Over it was lots of fun, the kids would love it as well, I know many were in aww during the tour.

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    see an example of remarkable caverns

    by happy_journey Updated Aug 9, 2008

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    They are the most celebrated of several similar groups in the limestone of the country being the oldest discovered open caves in the world.

    The Jenolan Caves are an example of remarkable caverns in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia; 175 kilometres west of Sydney.

    They have not yielded fossils of great interest but the stalactitic formations, sometimes pure white, are of extraordinary beauty. Major portions of the caves have been rendered easily accessible to paying visitors and are well lit.

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    Jenolan caves

    by mallyak Updated Aug 28, 2007

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    74km from Katoomba are some of the world's most amazing limestone caves. There are 3 caves open for free viewing with a further 9 accessible via guided tours. For the more adventurous, there are 4 undeveloped caves dedicated for more personal tours that allow you to see these caves as the explorers originally found them. There are approximately 10 tours daily from 10am to 5pm daily Monday to Friday with an evening tour at 8pm Saturday.
    The Lucas, Imperial and Chifley Caves are excellent all round tours with a wide variety of features that are also economical in price. The Lucas Cave is the longest of these tours and the one hour Imperial Cave tour is the easiest. The Chifley Cave is noted for its use of coloured lights.

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    Limestone caves...

    by passingshadows Written Jul 8, 2007

    Nine limestone caves are open for viewing via guided tours....some are much larger than others so it might be a good idea to check the difficulty level and number of steps before choosing a particular cave... the Imperial Cave is the easiest tour taking about 1 hour to complete.

    Nearby is historic Jenolan Caves House which is a nice place to have afternoon tea.

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    Discovering the Dark Chambers

    by danlisha Updated Jul 7, 2005

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    Captivating View of Inner Lucas Cave
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    A visit to the Jenolan Caves might seem boring to some, but it is a definite adventure not for the claustrophobic. The underground limestone caves consists of three different caves - Lucas, Imperial and Chifley.
    Journeying through the cave is slightly strenuous because of the constant climbing of stairs and/or rock formations.
    However, once deep inside the cave, one will be greeted by astonishing views; lighted and accompanied by sound effects.
    Depending on the season you visit the caves, temperatures will definitely change when you venture deeper.
    Don't forget your camcorders and cameras to capture the moment. Comfortable walking shoes are extremely advisable. A cheerful guide will transport you into the past history of the caves.

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    If you're heading towards the...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you're heading towards the direction of Blue Mountains, you might as well stop over to view the lovely JENOLAN CAVES. The cave we explored was the Lucas Caves... (see pic below)... If you're exploring some other caves, be prepared to climb down at least 600 flights of steps!

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    LUCAS CAVE Tour at JENOLAN...

    by S_R_NAIDU Written Aug 24, 2002

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    LUCAS CAVE Tour at JENOLAN CAVES.

    An interesting section:- Cathedral - This is the tallest chamber at Jenolan, measuring around 54m high. The feature formations here take what are seen within a cathedral.
    An interesting section:- Cathedral - This is the tallest chamber at Jenolan, measuring around 54m high. The feature formations here take what are seen within a cathedral.

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    LUCAS CAVE Tour at JENOLAN...

    by S_R_NAIDU Written Aug 24, 2002

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    LUCAS CAVE Tour at JENOLAN CAVES.
    The Tour takes about 1.5 hours. Not for the elderly but HURRAY, I did it. Its not for those who are unable to negotiate the large number of steps.
    You can see a wide range of features. The cave was found by George Whiting and Nicholas Irwin in 1860. The cave was named the Lucas Cave.
    There are several interesting sections:-
    Cathedral - This is the tallest chamber at Jenolan, measuring around 54m high. The feature formations here take what are seen within a cathedral.
    Broken Column - This column due to subsidence of the rockpile which forms the floor caused it to break in half.
    Mafeking Chamber - This chamber was discovered when guides squeezed their way up through a rockpile. This is the prettiest section of the cave.
    Pink & White Terraces - Its a series of beautiful cascades of flowstone.
    Underground River - The highlight of the tour is a beautiful blue-green colour river which flows 20 meters below a bridge.
    Bone Cave - At one time many animal bones littered this chamber.

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    Dark and Mysterious Caves

    by KenRyu Written Dec 22, 2003
    In the Jenolan Caves

    Its a breath-taking ride to the Jenolan Caves... Where you will see the natural views that Aust can really offer...

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    Try a visit to the Jenolan...

    by piersend Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Try a visit to the Jenolan Caves. There are 10 Cave tours to chose from, with varying levels of difficulty. The Countryside around it is ace too. A nice drive from Sydney

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    LUCAS CAVE Tour at JENOLAN...

    by S_R_NAIDU Written Aug 24, 2002

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    LUCAS CAVE Tour at JENOLAN CAVES.
    An interesting section:- Broken Column - This column due to subsidence of the rockpile which forms the floor caused it to break in half.

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    Visit the JENOLAN CAVES.

    by S_R_NAIDU Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    A snapshot of the Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust Information Center where we obtained much information.

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