The Jenolan River walk takes one to the Blue Lake,weir, and beyond and runs directly below the road leading in to Caves House. The construction of the weir in 1908 made it possible for hydro electricity to be produced sustaining the historic Caves House following tourist development capitalising on the magnificent 22 limestone cave system of Jenolan,first discovered in 1860,and then progressively developed up the mid 1900's. Reflections of the forest and cars leaving Jenolan Caves on the road above the river were quite interesting as well as reflections of some historic buildings. A 45 minute walk along the river allows one to view the many scenic and geological wonders of Jenolan Caves. The walk begins near Caves House and leads to Carlotta Arch where excellent views of the tranquil,reflective Blue Lake can be had. Continuing down through the Devil's Coach House one can return to Caves House via the Grand Arch. Following the Jenolan River, a pleasant educational walk retraces Jenolan's history and technological interactions with water.Interpretive signs highlight the history, geology, flora and fauna found along the track. There is also a shorter walk that circles the Blue Lake and takes approximately 30 minutes for those filling in time between cave tours.
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