Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- 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 at the Jenolan Caves turnoff from Hartley
- Please note that the section of the road into the Jenolan Valley is one way from 11.45am to 1.15pm every day to allow coaches to enter Jenolan safely. Take Oberon Road if you’re leaving Jenolan between these times.
From Canberra, take Tablelands Way via Goulburn and Taralga.
Park entry points
- Jenolan Caves See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you Jenolan Caves Karst Conservation Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
Treat your mum to a lavish Mother's Day Lunch in the award-winning Chisholm's Restaurant, add in an underground concert or guided tour for a double treat.
It's a great time of year to tackle the Six Foot track; you can camp overnight before finishing up at Jenolan Caves. Caves House is a great spot to enjoy a cuppa.
Escape the heat to the undergrond world of the caves on a guided tour and finish the day wit a picnicin one of the scenic spots around the reserve.
Experience Yulefest, an annual Blue Mountains tradition when Caves House offers Christmas-style festivities.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
14°C and 26°C
0°C and 10°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
This reserve is open every day from 7am to 7pm. Check the Jenolan Caves website for information about guided tours, restaurants and events.
1300 76 33 11 or 02 6359 3911 within Australia
+61 2 6359 3911 International
- 4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves NSW 2790
- Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves (1 km)
Scientists from the CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Resource Organisation) estimate that the limestone at the Jenolan Caves dates back at least 340 million years.
Oberon (29 km)
If the famous Jenolan Caves are on your travel itinerary Oberon in the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot from which to plan your caving adventure. There are a number of ways visitors can tour the caves.
Lithgow (54 km)
Hassans Walls Lookout, near Lithgow, is the highest in the Blue Mountains. Admire Mt Wilson, Mt York, Mt Tarana and Mt Blaxland as well as the pretty Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong valley and Mt Bindo. While there, go for a walk or ride around the lookout.