Jenolan Caves, Mammoth Cave Advanced Adventure - Sydney

Jenolan Caves, Mammoth Cave Advanced Adventure - Sydney

Discovered in 1882, Mammoth Cave is the most extensive in the Jenolan complex. Exploring Mammoth will have you underground for approximately 6 hours and involves climbing, crawling and scrambling!

Jenolan Caves (Sydney)
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  • Description
    • Full day advanced caving adventure at Jenolan Caves
    • Requires a good fitness level, flexibility, agility and previous adventure caving experience
    • Includes all equipment, lights and protective clothing
    • Minimum age - 16 years (No maximum age)
    • Runs on the last Saturday of each month

    Discovered in 1882, Mammoth Cave is the most extensive in the Jenolan complex. Exploring Mammoth will have you underground for approximately 6 hours and involves extensive climbing, crawling, scrambling, squeezes and some cave ladder work. The cave can be muddy, wet and slippery but the beautiful large caverns and the underground Lower River make it all worthwhile. On arrival to Jenolan Caves you will meet your guides and get kitted out in overalls, knee pads, helmet and head torch.

    Setting off you will pass by the spectacular Devil's Coach House, enjoy a serene half hour hike through the bush before descending into the historic underworld of Mammoth Cave. Adventure caving is about leaving the paths and fixed lights and following your experienced guide to the depths of the earth. Seeing these wilder, undeveloped areas will enhance your understanding of this magnificent and ancient environment.

    Your hard work will be rewarded once you reach the large and well decorated chambers (one of absolutely breathtaking beauty). The ancient limestone landscape conceals a labyrinth of caverns decorated in calcite crystal - rich in shape, colour and texture. Stalactites, stalagmites, columns and shawls are just some the stunning formations that you’ll find as well as a swift flowing section of the underground river system.

    You are guaranteed to be blown away by the unusual beauty that lies beneath the earth’s surface. Whenever you are caving, you should respect the natural environment. Though it’s tempting to touch or maybe even break off a piece of the decoration, this ruins the delicate surroundings and has led to the destruction of many once beautiful underground areas. If you leave it how you found it, others will be able to enjoy it for years to come.

    The Mammoth Cave delivers challenge after challenge and is great for those desiring a full day of adventure. If you are lucky enough, you may even reach Hell's Hole!

    Intensity: 5.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 5.0 Intensity
  • Next Available Dates
    28 Oct 17  (Saturday)
    Places
    25 Nov 17  (Saturday)
    Places
  • Reviews
    2 Reviews
    5 out of 5

    Stuart and Peter our cave guides were exceptional and made the extreemely exhausting adventure enjoyable. Pleasure to go caving with.

    lillian g   5 out of 5

    will try another adventure when the weather's a bit warmer.

    jessica l   5 out of 5
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Previous adventure caving experience is MANDATORY for this 6-hour challenge
    • A good level of fitness, strength and flexibility is required and a sense of adventure is absolutely essential
    • The minimum age is 16 years old
    • Caving is not recommended to people who suffer from claustrophobia

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Old clothes suitable hiking clothes to go under overalls (long sleeve thermal top - optional)
    • Sturdy boots or shoes with tread
    • Camera with a flash (optional)
    • Light lunch and snacks (eg, sandwiches, chocolate, peanuts & raisins for energy) in a hard waterproof case 
    • 600ml of water 
    • Change of clothes for the ride home (including socks and underwear as they will get wet!)
    • Towel to clean up
    • Garbage bags to stow your dirty / wet caving clothes in
    • Fingerless gloves (optional)

    What is Supplied

    • Guides
    • Instruction
    • Caving equipment
    • Helmets and head lamps
    • Overalls
    • Kneepads
    • One backpack for the group (for your Lunch and Morning tea etc)

    More Information

    WEATHER: Caving goes ahead rain, hail or shine as it is all underground exploration! Extreme fires and floods are the only enemies, but in general, the gig is on unless we call you. The caves are a consistent 15 degrees inside all year round. The Jenolan Caves are a leisurely 2½ hour drive from Penrith. The entrance is astounding and just a taste of the awe-inspiring surrounds in which you are about to be immersed. This is the perfect day out for adventurers, take advantage of the ‘Caves House’ to satisfy your hunger with a hot meal. Maximum number of 10 participants for this tour.

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