Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
Explore the caves at Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Not far from Oberon, it’s a great daytrip or weekend away; you can stay overnight in heritage accommodation.
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Regarded as Australia’s most outstanding cave system, Jenolan Caves is the oldest cave system in the world and is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
The main attraction is the vast network of caves and a number of them can be explored via a guided tour, plus a couple of others that you can explore on your own. There are also numerous special events throughout the year, including performances and concerts inside the caves, themed dinners and special events.
The reserve offers wonderful opportunities for birdwatching, so remember to take your binoculars to look for a better view, you might also catch a glimpse of a brush-tailed rock wallaby or a platypus. There are several walking tracks to explore within the reserve, all leaving from the Caves House. Look for eastern water dragons along the Blue Pool walking track or take the McKeown Valley walk upstream from Devil’s Coach House.
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The Jenolan environmental monitoring program, created in 2008, uses special sensory equipment to measure tiny variations in air and water quality at different sites around the karst environment of Jenolan Caves. While still allowing visitors to explore the caves, this allows scientists to protect geodiversity, ensuring conditions stay stable for future generations.
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
This reserve is open every day from sunrise to sunset. Check the Jenolan Caves website for information about guided tours, restaurants and events.
- Jenolan Caves
1300 76 33 11 or 02 6359 3911 within Australia
+61 2 6359 3911 International
- 4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves NSW 2790
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