Jenolan Caves has a lot of cave formations and can only be toured in a couple of days or so to finish them all up and all of them are carefully preserved as well as the crystals inside the caves, lights installed, stairs complete with hand rails are provided for the safety of all visitors. Visitors are grouped and scheduled and are provided with experienced tour guides. The Jenolan Caves is in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales and it is 175 kilometers from Sydney. The caves are one of the many famous limestone caves in the country and being the oldest discovered open caves in the world.
This is one of the many photos I took from one of the many caves of Jenolan. Lucas Caves is one of the many cave formations that formed the Jenolan Caves. We were about 50 people in a tour group scheduled for the 2:30 pm tour.
First, we accessed the caves through narrow openings, winding, quite long in distance and inclined approximately to 45 degrees. We were relieved when we reached the first big chamber. It was a huge open space. From here we got the first lecture from our tour guide of what we were in and looking at, how it was formed.
She also showed us how wonderful a music was when played inside this chamber and we were all surprised and awed at the lovely sound reverberating on the rocks as it fills up the chamber where we were. The next thing she showed us was a “total darkness”. She switched off all the lights leaving our eyes to wander into the total darkness for about ten minutes, a duration just to experience how it feels and being in absolute darkness.
There were more caves and chambers as we went along our tour, all great and wonderful. You can just imagine how much time nature carved out all these formations in such caves in total array of perfection. You’ll indeed be amazed and wonder … appreciate their grandeur!
I have more photos in my photo gallery if you wish to view more.