Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jenolan Caves, NSW. August 2009

The husband and I ventured out one Sunday to the Jenolan Caves.  The Caves are about 1 1/2 hour past the Blue Mountains, which are about 1 hour from our house, so it was a decent "Sunday drive".

The Caves are that typical place that you'd have gone to on a school excursion. But not me, I'd never been before so i was very excited.  For those who don't know of these caves, they are massive underground, well caves, that have been forming for a really really really long time.  They are formed by limestone..... falling from the roof...... something about air and water, maybe minerals? 
Ok, I wasn't really paying attention, more taking photos and staring at the shiney sparkly rocks! It was a really great day, if you are near you really should visit.  I would suggest taking your lunch as well. Unless you go for burgers made with frozen pattys whacked on the grill STILL FROZEN, or meat pies with chewy pasrty.  The coffee smelt good though.
Anyway here are some pics. 
At the end of the tour they put on some coloured lights, a bit tacky perhaps?
This is the only building at the Caves. Its a hotel/cafe/souveni shop.
The terrace to have lunch on is lovely though
The water was so blue it looked kind of algae-y
We came across some old bones, I really hope they were from an animal.


  1. They are lovely photos. I have been there twice when I was a kid on holidays, haven't been for about 10 years now, but it is on the list!

  2. Looks like you had a lovely time - I think I agree that the coloured lights are a bit tacky :P.

  3. Elissa - thank you, i hope you get back there, it's such a great place xox

    Alicia - it was tack-city, they started with one colour, then added another, and another. just wrong! xox