Official Jenolen Caves
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The Jenolan Caves
are a series of remarkable caverns
in the Blue Mountains
, New South Wales
; 175 kilometres
west of Sydney. They are the most celebrated of several similar groups in the limestone
of the country being the oldest discovered open caves in the world
. They have not yielded fossils
of great interest but the stalactitic
formations, sometimes pure white, are of extraordinary beauty. Major portions of the caves have been rendered easily accessible to paying visitors and are well lit.
Jenolan Caves attracts over 250,000 visitors a year, making it the most popular tourist location in rural New South Wales.
- Nine of the area's "dark caves" are open for regular tours and several more are available for special tours.
- The Jenolan Caves are also the oldest open caves recorded by scientists.
- The Six Foot Track walking route finishes at Jenolan Caves
Large portions of this extensive cave system are accessible only to cavers
especially those areas along the underground river system; but, there are ten caves at Jenolan that have been developed for regular tourism.They were all discovered between 1860(Lucas) and 1904(Orientand Temple of Baal)
There are 22 caves in total but only 10 caves are open to the public-Lucas,River,Chiflley,Imperial,Orient,Ribbon,Pool Of Cerberus,Jubilee,Temple Of Baal,Nettle(a free cave)