Jenolan Caves

Earlier today me and a mate, Alex visited Jenolan Caves. Specifically we visited the Nettle and Orient caves there. He woke up at 4:30am so he could catch the early train to Katoomba to get some extra photos which I was pretty impressed with 😛

Jenolan Caves and the surrounding area is quite nice. The caves have a unique eery feel to them, the entrance to the Nettle cave looks very surreal and I imagine it’s what being on Mars would feel like.

We were taken on a tour of the Orient cave which was the more “beautiful” of the two with fragile wet and dry limestone crystals, the scenes in this cave were very impressive. I didn’t think I would feel the slightest bit claustrophobic in the caves but let’s just say it was pretty crammed in some parts and the oxygen levels didn’t seem to be as high as they were outside but I got used to being in there pretty quickly. The most interesting thing to me was that the caves many years ago were actually submerged below the sea level.

After we got back to Katoomba we finished off the evening by going to the Common Ground Cafe which is a great place to get something to eat.

 

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