Jenolan Caves Plughole Caving Experience

Blue Mountains, NSW



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  • Enjoy abseiling into the Elder Cave (weather permitting)
  • View amazing fine crystal and historical signatures
  • Experienced and informative guides

Abseil, climb and squeeze your way through a labyrinth of natural tunnels carved by water over the last 340 million years. Learn about underground ecosystems and life without light. Most importantly have loads of fun in a safe environment with highly experienced qualified adventure guides.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 2 hour caving adventure
  • Experience qualified guides
  • Overalls, helmets and all abseiling gear
  • Completion certificate and free downloads of digital images from your trip

The plughole experience provides a comprehensive introduction to adventure caving. You will abseil 10 meters into the Elder Cave which was the first dark cave to be entered at Jenolan in 1848. The cave includes several large chambers, fine crystal and many historical signatures preserved from the 1800's. You will slowly descend down to around 100 meters below ground, along the way exploring roomy cavers and snaking through narrow tunnels, before exiting through the Imperial cave. This experience allows you to connect with the awesome world below the earth's surface!

On the Day

Session Length

Please allow 2 1/4 hours for this experience.

Numbers on the Day

There will be a minimum of 3 people on the tour and a maximum of 12.


During wet weather the abseil part of the tour is replaced by more caving.

Dress Code

Please wear casual clothes and enclosed shoes.

... and Importantly


During inclement weather the abseil part of the tour will be modified to more caving.


  • Moderate fitness required
  • The minimum age is 10 years old


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.