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Jenolan Caves: Lucas Cave Tour

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    What to Expect
    There are 910 stair steps in this cave, so it is regarded as 'strenuous', although it can be done by the average visitor. The longest flight of stairs takes visitors into the caves. Once inside, it becomes much easier. The tour guides stop every few metres to describe the huge and amazing calcite crystal formations.

    The massive Cathedral Chamber is over 50 metres (164 feet) from floor to roof. Talented visitors are invited to sing in this chamber, which features perfect acoustics. Many famous singers have performed in this chamber.

    Visitors experience the 'Exhibition Chamber', the largest chamber at Jenolan - the size of a small football field. The beautiful 'Procenium' features stunning, colourful cave shawls. Crossing a high bridge, visitors gaze down to the underground river far below - still, pure and blue.

    If you are part of a small group, and your tour guide has time, you may have the opportunity to see the Mafeking Branch of the Lucas Cave, which features some of the most beautiful stalactites and stalagmites at Jenolan.

    Also, on the way in and out of the Lucas Cave, you may see a wild wallaby. Jenolan is located in a huge nature reserve, where many marsupials thrive. A colony of rare brush tailed rock-wallabies live at Jenolan Caves, and some of these have actually made their home near the entrance to this particular cave. A sighting is not guaranteed, but visitors should keep their eyes open, especially in the cooler months.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan NSW 2790, Australia
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Full guided tour and commentary for 1.5 hours.
    Exclusions
    • Jenolan has a large cafe, where you can purchase light lunch, drinks and snacks. There is also a large restaurant, which is open every evening. A range of accommodation is available.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • There are 910 stair steps on this tour, which extends 860 metres into the mountain. This tour can be enjoyed by people of all ages and of average fitness. However, it is not suitable for anyone with health or mobility problems.
    • Photography is welcomed, but tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not allowed.
    • Front slings are the only baby carrying equipment allowed on this tour.
    • Aim to arrive at Jenolan at least 30 minutes before your tour, to find parking and to use the restrooms
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Our children are upper primary/almost high schoolers and have done other caves like Waitomo in NZ north island, yet still found this cave experience enjoyable. We found a discount voucher in a local tourist mag and bought a family ticket, so it was quite reasonable....More

    Thank expsrs
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great cave to see, plenty of photos to be taken. Just wish they didn't have so many people on the tour as it was hard to hear the guide at times with other people and kid chatting. Plenty of steps so not easy for the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lacutus987
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Gee the drive in from Katoomba is lovely until the last winding 10 km after a huge wind. Arriving is like pulling into an Austrian retreat especially early and on a quiet day. Had a good stroll around pre tour then met 50! other people...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank robpS1714UR
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We got there at 9.30am and spent 2 hrs on the self guided exploration up the lake and through nettles cave- highly recommend this as we had the entire place to ourselves!! Then joined the 11.30am tour which was well worth it. Probably would advise...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank CZQN
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Jenolan Caves is still a beautiful place to visit apart from the steep windy road to get there. We did the 11.30 Lucas Cave tour and our guide was very pleasant and informative. Last visit we did the River Cave which I felt was more...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Colmich
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    • Jenolan Caves
    • Duration: 1h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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