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The Chifley Cave Tour - A Light in the Darkness!

by Jenolan Caves
per adult Price is AR$ 1.917
4 of 5
Duration: 1h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Experience one of Jenolan's most surprising caves

  • See stunning examples of spar crystal

  • First cave in the world to be lit by an electric light bulb

  • See fossils and bones

  • Great for all ages, including children

Highlights

  • Experience one of Jenolan's most surprising caves

  • See stunning examples of spar crystal

  • First cave in the world to be lit by an electric light bulb

  • See fossils and bones

  • Great for all ages, including children

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10:30 AM, The Chifley Cave Tour - A Light in the Darkness! in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AR$ 1.916, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

The Chifley Cave Tour - A Light in the Darkness!

Activity Location

Jenolan Caves

4655 Jenolan Caves Road

Jenolan Caves 2790

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Jenolan Caves in the Grand Arch

    4655 Jenolan Caves Road

    Jenolan 2790


Description

Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Jenolan boasts an Australian large and spectacular cave system. As you move deeper, the Chifley reveals its beauty - high caverns, amazing formations and exquisite crystal.

Jenolan was a protected reserve before the Chifley Cave was discovered. So, its natural beauty has been preserved.

The Chifley is regarded as one of Jenolan's less strenuous caves, with only 421 stair steps. So the tour guide can take visitors into this cave at an easy pace.

The first major chamber is called the 'Margarita Chamber', which in 1860 was the setting for Jenolan's earliest experiments with modern lighting. This is the first cave to ever be illuminated by a light bulb, something we all take for granted these days. Some of the cave's historical coloured lights can also be experienced in this chamber - children love this. A century ago, coloured lights were the fashion in cave lighting. These days, they are retained as part of Jenolan's unusual history.

Next the group enters the 'Madonna Chamber' and then into the beautiful 'Lucinda Chamber'. The 'Lucinda Chamber' is rich with beautiful cave shawls and delicate crystal straws - breathtaking!

Next the group descends into 'Katie's Bower', a massive cavern, and into 'Upper Katies', rich with pure white crystal and a stunning view into 'Katie's Bower' below. On the way out of the Chifley Cave, the group sees the best examples of delicate 'spar' crystal at Jenolan.


Inclusions

  • Guided 1-hour tour with full commentary


Know Before You Book

  • There are 421 stair steps on this tour, which extends 690 metres into the mountain. This tour can be enjoyed by people of all ages and of average fitness. However, it is not suitable for anyone with health or mobility problems.

  • Photography is welcomed, but tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not allowed.

  • Front slings are the only baby carrying equipment allowed on this tour.

  • If you are trying to plan your whole day or holiday, note that Jenolan has a large cafe, open daily for snacks, light lunch and drinks. There is a large restaurant, Chisolm's, which is open every evening. Also, a range of accommodation is available.

  • Aim to arrive at Jenolan at least 30 minutes before your tour, to find parking and to use the restrooms.

  • Product may be cancelled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met (3) but we will always aim to offer rescheduling