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Jenolan Caves: Lucas Cave Tour

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Highlights

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan boasts Australia's most spectacular cave system and Australia's largest cave system (that is open to the public).  At 340 million years old, Jenolan ranks amongst the oldest caves in the world. When you explore the massive Lucas Cave, you stand in Jenolan's highest and widest chambers - it is humbling!

What You'll Get

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.

Additional Information

  • 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
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.


Duration
1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Jenolan Caves in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.