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Jenolan Caves House

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

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All the practical information you need to know about Jenolan Caves House.

Getting there and parking

Jenolan Caves House is in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Access to Jenolan on Jenolan Caves Road (5-Mile Road) is closed indefinitely. The only access is via Edith Road (2-Mile Road). This road is suitable for standard vehicles only. There is no access to Jenolan for caravans, trailers or any vehicle longer than a 12-seat minibus.

From Sydney:

  • Travel west on the M4, which becomes the Great Western Highway at the foot of the mountains.
  • Pass through Katoomba and Blackheath and turn left onto Jenolan Caves Road at Hartley.
  • Drive through Hampton and turn right onto Duckmaloi Road. Do not continue along Jenolan Caves Road, access is closed.
  • Continue along Duckmaoi Road for 20km, then turn left onto Titania Road.
  • At the end of Titania Road, turn left onto Edith Road and continue until you reach Jenolan.

From Goulburn:

  • Take Taralga Road out of Goulburn and travel north towards Taralga.
  • Pass through Taralga and continue north on Taralga Road towards Oberon. Taralga Road turns into Abercrombie Road at the Abercrombie River.
  • At Black Springs, turn right and continue on Abercrombie Road.
  • At Oberon, turn right onto O’Connell Road and then left onto Carrington Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Ross Street, then turn left onto Edith Road and continue until you reach Jenolan.

Please note:

  • The last 5km of Edith Road is steep, narrow and winding, with several hairpin bends. Drive carefully and allow yourself plenty of time.
  • Edith Road is not suitable for caravans, trailers or any vehicle longer than a 12-seat minibus.
  • Traffic in and out of Jenolan is regulated for safety. Please check Live Traffic NSW before you set out.
  • The nearest fuel is located in Mount Victoria or Oberon.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Facilities

  • Linen and towels are provided. Bathrobes available on request.
  • Rooms do not feature TV, telephone or fridge.
  • Telstra mobile reception may be available in this area.
  • Jenolan Caves House facilities include: lounge, games room, library, bar, restaurant, café, gift shop, tour desk, guest laundry, lift.
  • Picnic tables and free gas barbecue facilities are located at the picnic areas near the Cambridge and the Carlotta carparks.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Cafe/kiosk

Carpark

Drinking water

Showers

  • Hot showers

Wireless internet

  • Wireless internet (free)

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • There is 1 wheelchair-accessible room with private facilities. Please contact Jenolan Caves House prior to arrival to arrange.
  • Jenolan Caves House, including Caves Café and Chisholm’s Restaurant, are easily accessed from the carpark. 
  • The lift is wheelchair-accessible. 
  • There’s 1 designated disabled carpark space behind Jenolan Caves House, and 2 spaces next to the guides' office. Please display your disabled driver notice on your windscreen.

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Prohibited

Swimming is prohibited in Blue Lake, a platypus habitat.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited inside Jenolan Caves House. There are some designated smoking areas outside.

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