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Jenolan Caves: Orient Cave Tour

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    What to Expect
    Jenolan was a protected reserve long before the Orient Cave was discovered. So, its natural beauty has been completely preserved.

    The Orient is regarded as one of Jenolan's less strenuous caves, with only 358 stair steps. So the tour guide can take visitors into this cave at an easy pace.

    The tour starts at the 'Binoomea Cut', a man-made shortcut into the Orient Cave. Following this tunnel, the group enters the Orient Cave via a small but beautiful chamber known as 'Bat End'.

    From there, the group heads upwards to the dramatic 'Persian Chamber'. Many consider this the most beautiful chamber at Jenolan. The walls and roof are completely draped in long calcite crystal formations - stalagmites, stalactites, columns, shawls and straws - in breathtaking array. The height of the chamber is just over 30m. The tallest stalagmite at Jenolan is in this chamber.

    The group descends into 'The Well', from where they can view the 'Persian Chamber' from a deeper perspective.

    Then, they move into the 'Egyptian Chamber', home to the second largest shawl at Jenolan. As the tour descends from the Egyptian Chamber, they pass a small, but exquisite chamber known as 'The Jungle'.

    Finally, the group comes to 'The Indian Chamber', which is viewed from two levels. From the top level they get an excellent view of one of our most famous formations, 'The Indian Canopy'. At the bottom of the chamber the group views 'The Crystal Basin', a large, beautiful formation which sometimes fills with pure water.
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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 358 stair steps on this tour. 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 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We “ran” away from Sydney rain and had no idea it will be so amazing. This is out of this world. No words can describe the beauty!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank MariaNToronto
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    My 16 year old son and I did the Orient tour which lasted for an hour and a half. Our guide was Nada who was very interesting and well informed. We learnt a lot and found the caves stunning. We only had 25 people on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jaynic
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    A step back in time! An activity the whole family can enjoy, i have visited the caves many times and can’t rate the experience high enough. This was my kids first time and they were blown away by the caves.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank DanLimon
    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    Fantastic cave to visit. I have visited this cave 3 times in my life and it never gets old. It's one of my favorite caves at Jenolan.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mitchel M
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