A national treasure, a stay at the Jenolan Caves is nothing short of a spectacle. The limestone caves are set within the confines of the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, at the foothills of the western Blue Mountains.
The most ancient open caves discovery in the world, Jenolan Caves is composed of Silurian marine fossils and calcite formations that exude sheer beauty. A total of nine astonishing caves decked with limestone formations and pristine underground rivers can be found at the award-winning, heritage listed Jenolan Caves.
For greater indulgence, dine at Chisolm’s Restaurant for a hearty lunch, take an al fresco coffee break at Caves Café, or have celebratory drinks at Jeremiah’s Bar and Lounge to cap off the day.
Make it the best weekend by availing of accommodations at Jenolan Caves, which cater to all needs and budgets, from a hotel to a backpackers lodge.
Where to stay at Jenolan Caves
An easy stroll from Jenolan Caves will take you to the iconic Caves House. Built circa 1987, Caves House is the brainchild of New South Wales government architect Walter Liberty Vernon, who had a wilderness retreat in mind, styled in the aesthetic of Federation, Arts and Crafts.
Guests can choose to stay among three different types of guest rooms: Traditional, Classic, and Grand Classic. A bridal suite is also at hand for newlyweds and couples on a romantic getaway. The interiors evoke a feel of the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras. A lounge, games room, and gift shop are all at the arsenal of a Caves House accommodation.
The Jenolan favourite Chisolm’s Restaurant is situated nearby, serving a dynamic menu of contemporary Australian cuisine from breakfast to dinner.
Five minutes from Caves House, The Mountains Lodge offers modern, motel-style accommodations suitable for families. Rooms are outfitted with spacious en suite bathrooms, television, telephone, and small kitchenette facilities. Jenolan Cave tours are a minute’s walk from The Mountains Lodge.
The Gate House is right on the budget of backpackers in pursuit of a remarkable stay at Jenolan Caves. Rooms are equipped with four to six bunk beds, and a double bed for group accommodations. The three floors of the guest house include a furnished kitchen, common room, and bathroom.
Chisolm’s Restaurant, Jeremiah’s Bar, and Caves Café are all within walking distance from The Gate House.
Perched on a hilltop, Jenolan Cabins sits on a commanding point at Jenolan Caves overlooking the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains National Park, Kanangra Boyd National Park, and the Jenolan Caves Reserve. At an elevation of 1,350 metres above sea level, Jenolan Cabins was designed to fit seamlessly within the natural environment of Porcupine Hill; the cabins are made from timber and earth-sheltered for climate control.
Jenolan Cabins is the perfect setting of unforgettable holidays with families and friends. A cabin accommodates groups up to six, with one queen size bed and four bunk beds. A well-appointed kitchenette, dining area, outdoor decks, and barbecue are also on hand for further convenience and pleasure. On colder months, log fires warm the cabins and the ambience that transcends through Jenolan Cabins.
Backpackers in the Blue Mountains
The cheapest, and generally oldest, types of Wentworth Falls hotels are the backpacker hostels that dot the region. For almost next to nothing, guests can enjoy a shared room, and a host of clean amenities at a majority of backpacker inns and resorts. Well equipped community kitchens and leisure areas are just some of the facilities offered by these hostels and guesthouses.