Fall in Love with Australia’s Underground Beauty in Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves, Australia
Jenolan Caves, Australia. Photo by Dean McQuade on Unsplash

Australia is home to more natural wonders than we can count, and every time we think we’ve seen it all, we discover another one. Jenolan Caves, located in close proximity to the Blue Mountains, are one of Australia’s best-hidden secrets that you shouldn’t miss for the world.

Often hailed as the most ancient discovered open caves in the world, Jenolan Caves have been around for hundreds of millions of years. There are eleven illuminated caves on the premises, surrounded by underground rivers and rock formations, and it’s quite an adventure to explore them.

Not all caves are open to the public at all times, but more of them may be discovered in the future because this cave system still hasn’t been fully explored. At this point in time, its multi-level passages cover 40 kilometers and feature around 300 different entrances, with caves of carrying sizes and accessibility levels.

Jenolan Caves are located about three hours away from Sydney by car, but it’s important to remember you can’t simply show up and get in. It’s recommended to book one of the guided tours, which usually take place between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM. During your visit, remember that it’s strictly prohibited to touch any rock or crystal while exploring the caves because it could lead to permanent damage.