Jenolan Caves: 2-Hour Plughole Introductory Adventure Caving Experience

New South Wales, Australia

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The spectacular Jenolan Caves are a 3 hour drive from Sydney Airport.  The caves are situated on the western edge of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.  Remember that in Australia, you must travel long distances to get to the really good stuff, so please give yourself plenty of time to drive the steep, narrow, winding mountains roads to Jenolan Caves. Meet our guides at 1:00 p.m., in our Guides Office at Jenolan Caves. 

Wear 'active wear' - clothing that can get dirty and which allows full movement.  Sturdy, non-slip footwear is essential.  We fit you out in overalls, helmet and headlamp.  then your journey begins.  This is a genuine adventure experience. Our guides are all highly qualified, mentoring you, the novice caver, all the way.

The 'Elder Cave' is perfect for first time cavers! As your confidence grows, the squeezes get longer. Look carefully, and you'll see some fine crystal, but this tour is not about cave decorations. It is an adventure experience!

Move on through the 'Crystal Chamber' and take time for a breather in 'The Chapel'. The 'Armchair Squeeze' leads you into the fun of the 'Rockpile', then the aptly named 'Letterbox Squeeze'. This adventure is called 'The Plughole' for good reason. The 'S-Bend' is the way out of the cave! Tired and dirty, you emerge into the Imperial Cave, where others will notice your new swagger of confidence.  

Later, you can proudly show friends your Certificate of Achievement.  

Adventure caving is not just a fun and physical activity. Some find it life changing. It engages your mind and your imagination and leaves you wanting to do more advanced caving! 


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Includes:
  • 2-hour guided caving experience
  • All necessary equipment including: overalls, helmet & headlamp
  • Certificate of Achievement
Excludes:
  • Footwear - please wear non-slip athletic shoes such as sneakers/joggers or bush walking boots.
  • Knee pads - not essential, but if you want to bring your own, make sure they are soft and flexible.
  • Clothing for under the overalls - wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty and that will allow full movement under the overalls.
  • Accommodation -  a wide range of accommodation is available at Jenolan Caves and can be booked separately.  
  • Food & drink - Jenolan Caves has a cafe, bar and restaurant, where you can purchase snacks, lunch and dinner.
  • Transportation to/from Jenolan Caves
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must have an average level of fitness, strength, flexibility and agility.
  • You must be a minimum 10 years of age
  • When you arrive at Jenolan, we will ask you to complete an indemnity form.  You must be over 17 to complete the form.  Therefore, if you are under 18, a parent or guardian must come into our office before the tour, to complete the form for you.
  • You cannot bring food, chewing gum or drinks (except water) into the cave.
  • Bring essentials only, eg, a small plastic bottle of water and a small camera.  You will be squeezing and crawling through small spaces, and we are not responsible if your possessions become lost or broken.
  • We usually photograph participants on the tour, and make the images available to download from the Internet, free of charge.  However we do not guarantee images, and we do not photograph participants who are under 18.
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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