At the beginning of January we took a drive out to Jenolan Caves. The caves are about a 2 hour drive from where we live located in the Blue Mountains. The road is beautiful to drive along. However if are you tend to get car sick go the long way out via Oberon and down to the caves.
The road is not as curvy and you can leave a bit early, have breakfast at Oberon and then head on down. We came home this way and had a late lunch and play in the park. It was a great way to break up the drive home.
They are the oldest cave systems in Australia and have pure underground rivers. The temperature in the caves is 15 degrees and the water is a chilly 14 degrees.
There are self guided tours and tours with guides. The tours with guides start from 1 hour. We did one of these, and it was perfect for the kids. They got to climb through the caves, down stairs and touch the underground river. There are more adventurous tours such as caving however this do have a minimum age requirement.
Apart from the caves, there is a small village where you can stay and some great walking tracks. We really only stayed in the main cave but there is a lot to explore. There are 9 caves in total. Lilly and Loki were able to walk through the caves easily and the walking tracks around the area are also kid friendly. We are all about kid friendly these days lol.
/The Blue Lake/
The Blue Lake runs near the caves and its naturally coloured by the refraction of light upon the limestone deposits and bed-rock. The lake is fed from the river styx and the Jenolan river. It was made in 1908. Lilly was impressed but how blue it was lol.
We spent the good part of the day there and the kids eyes lit up with wonder. Jelnolan caves was a good add to our summer bucket list.
If you would like to know more about the caves, you can visit their website here. I almost want to go and re-do my wedding photos up there lol. Maybe next family photo session 🙂
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