Rediscover the spectacular Jenolan Caves

By MiNDFOOD

Rediscover the spectacular Jenolan Caves

Pristine, peaceful, spectacular, Jenolan Caves is a three-hour drive from either Sydney or Canberra – and a location just waiting to be explored.

Located in the World Heritage Greater Blue Mountains area, this spectacular labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone caves is surrounded by walking tracks and provides excellent exploring and hiking opportunities for all fitness levels.

The Caves Café has recently undergone an AU$2million renovation. Get cosy in front of the fireplace or settle in under an outdoor heater on the terrace whilst enjoying a Fish River Roasters coffee or a warming pot of tea. Indulge in nori rolls, fresh salads, meat pies or home-made soup. There’s a range of delicious hot and cold food for everyone including gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options.

Don a helmet and headlamp to explore the newly reopened Chifley’s Secret Chambers. With a maximum of eight visitors per tour, view the wonders of the Wall of Noses, the Lion’s Den and the Wall of Haunted Faces in Lower Katie’s Bower. View a Madonna and Child formation in the Madonna Chamber and learn how the Margherita Chamber was the first cave to have electric lighting.

Go for a scenic bush walk along the Jenolan River which leads you to the edge of the beautiful Blue Lake. The stunning turquoise-blue water is naturally coloured by the refraction of light upon the limestone deposits. This 2.6km walk takes around 1.5 hours and is suitable for most walkers. Lucky visitors might even spot the resident platypus.

With various accommodation options available, there is plenty of opportunities to sit and relax at the café or explore the caves on a fully guided tour. For return visitors, there are many more discoveries and new memories to be made.

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