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Those of you who like exploring caves and who have been to the Kango Caves near Oudtshoorn in South Africa - you ain't seen nothing yet! Do yourselves a favour and visit the spectacular Jenolan Caves on the other side of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Jenolan skop Kango se gat!

www.jenolancaves.org.au

As you'll see on the website, there are quite a few tours - I did the River Caves tour of 2 hours, at $37 per person. Book well in advance on the website, especially for the more popular tours and then simply collect your tickets at the Guide's Office. For the more adventurous, the Mammoth Cave tour of 6 hours sounds great.

To get there from Sydney, you take the Great Western Highway to the Blue Mountains. Most people have been to Katoomba (100km from Sydney) - from there it is another 75km to Jenolan Caves, but give yourself at least 1 hour 30 minutes, as the last 10km to Jenolan Caves is a very narrow and windy road. When driving from Sydney straight to Jenolan Caves, I would recommend you leave before 08:00 in the morning and allow for at least 2 hours 30 minutes travelling time. The better alternative is probably to spend a weekend in the Blue mountains, sleep over in Katoomba and then drive through to Jenolan Caves for 1 day.

Depending on the number of visitors, you may also have to park higher up and then it is a 10-15 minute walk down to the Guide's Office. So when planning a visit to Jenolan, arrive there at least 30 minutes before your tour starts.

The landscape on the way to Jenolan Caves:

Driving through the mountain to Jenolan Caves vilage:

Jenolan Caves village:

Pool of reflections:

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Hey Springbok, its stunning, thanks for the pics, this is a spot we will definately have to visit..Pity the site doesnt have more pics..

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