Club Run to Jenolan Caves
Sunday 15th October 2017
Bookings are now CLOSED for this event!
Come along for a leisurely drive to the beautiful Jenolan Caves. There are three carparks on the grounds of Jenolan caves that we can park in.
Once we arrive at Jenolan Caves we will be doing a private tour of the Imperial Cave. This tour runs for 1 hour
|The Imperial Cave follows an ancient river passage. It is a wonderful, memorable experience for people of all ages, including children. As the path is mostly level, with short sets of stairs, it is the best cave for less mobile or elderly visitors.
Cave features include ‘The Sinkhole’, ‘Ridleys Shortcut’ (with a story on how it got its name), ‘Lot’s Wife’, the ‘Alabaster Column’ and the dramatic’ Crystal Cities’ which looks like an ancient fortress. And as its name suggests, the ‘Shawl Cave’ is filled with delightful cave shawls.
When the floor of the Imperial Cave was excavated in 1975, bones were discovered. The bones of a Tasmanian Devil (long extinct on the mainland) and a Wallaby are on display. As you walk through the cave, you can also see marine fossils embedded in the limestone roof and walls.
This tour includes an visit to the northern ‘Jenolan Underground River’, via a 66 step spiral staircase. This part of the tour is optional for less mobile visitors.
If you would like to attend but do not want to do the caves tour that is fine to. There is a number of walking trails around the caves grounds that you could explore whilst the tour is running
After the completion of our tour of the caves we will be having lunch in the picnic grounds. If you want to bring your own food, there are plenty of places around the reserve to set up a picnic.
In the ‘Cambridge’ and ‘Carlotta’ car parks, there are free gas barbeques.
Meeting Point #1: Peter Brock Drive Eastern Creek OPPOSITE THE GO CART TRACK near the stairs that lead up to McDonalds
Meeting Time: 7:30am
Briefing Time: 7:45am
Departure Time: 8:00am Sharp
Meeting Point #2: Hydro Majestic Hotel 52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath.
Meeting Point #3: Jenolan Caves
Tour starts 11:00am Sharp