If in the Blue Mountains, do not miss the Jenolan Caves. And if you have only few hours, I recommend the Lucas and Orient caves. It was so beautiful that I am a bit annoyed that the pictures cannot show you that, but hey, I did my best 🙂
INFO & PLANNING TIPS - Jenolan Caves
TIPS FOR TRAVEL PLANNING ADDICTS - Jenolan Caves
Getting to and visiting the Jenolan Caves
For more information and planning tips, check out my guide to the Jenolan Caves
Review of the Day Tour with
- Tour company: Trolley tour
- Tour: Shuttle from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves and pre-purchase of Cave tours
- Transportation: comfortable coach & an enjoyable drive
- Organization: well they do not tell us but check in at the trolley shop in front of the station before going to the bus. Otherwise well timed.
- Knowledge guide: Some information during the drive but not much. He told us the guides at the cave will provide a lot of information
- Recommendation: for people not willing to drive there and not wanting the full day tour with other stops, this is a good solution. Although the timing limits the cave tours you can complete.
At 11:30, we joined a tour to the Lucas cave. It last for 1h30min and can have a group up to 60 people. This is too many people to my taste and can be annoying when everybody is using their flash… After climbing a lot of stairs we entered the first cave and I thought it really was worth the effort. On that tour most of the caves are big with lots to see. I leave you with the pictures:
At 13:30 I joined the Orient Cave tour for 1h30. This is a smaller group but it was still too many people for the size of some platform. This one was by far my favorite. The caves are smaller but they are filled with amazing crystals and formations. Everybody was saying Woahhh and Woahhh every time the guide turned on a light. I strongly recommend doing that one.
Have you ever visited such caves?
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