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Remember When...

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, we have closed all our facilities at Jenolan, temporarily - cave tours, bush walks, accommodation, Chisolm's Restaurant and Caves Cafe. 

But we have been busy behind the scenes: dealing with the aftermath of the bushfire and massive flood; planning Jenolan's multi-million-dollar building and renovation projects; thinking up new, tempting experiences for when we reopen, and working on our 'Remember When' campaign. 

Generations of Aussies have loved Jenolan so much that they have honeymooned here and brought their families here, year after year. So for the next month or so, this e-news and our Facebook page, will hark back to Jenolan's unusual past. 

Feel free to share your reminescences (and old images) of when you, your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents visited our beloved caves.

Cooking Tips - Make It With Mark - Hollandaise Sauce

Eggs Benedict is hugely popular, all around the world.  It is a seemingly simple dish - toast, ham (or bacon, smoked salmon or spinach), and a poached egg, all topped with creamy Hollandaise Sauce.  But it’s not as easy to throw together as it sounds. You need patience and practice to make a perfect Hollandaise Sauce from scratch.  

After learning and applying his skills as a chef in France, London and Sydney, and managing his own award-winning restaurant in Queensland, Mark Livingstone is now our Head Chef at Jenolan's Chisolm’s Restaurant.

Many busy people simply don't cook, but go out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now, with restaurants and cafes closed, including Chisolm's, Mark is keen to help you learn cooking basics, via video, from his own kitchen. Every Monday, on ‘Make it With Mark’, he will demonstrate a different ‘classic’ dish, starting with Hollandaise Sauce.

Look for his video on our e-news, Facebook, YouTube and our website.


The Miracle of Cave Lighting

These days, most people take electric lighting for granted.  We walk into a room, and turn on the lights, without even thinking about it.  Anyone who has been to Jenolan Caves has experienced the profound darkness when the tour guide turned the lights off for a few seconds.  You can't even see your hand in front of your face, no matter how long you stare into the blackness.

In the old days, visitors had to view the vast caves by candlelight.  But now Jenolan has the most advanced cave lighting system in the world. It was a long, but amazing journey.  Jenolan was the first cave in the world to use electric lightbulbs. And where did the power come from?  Jenolan was the first place in Australia to have a hydro-electricity system.


Underground Church - Bats in Our Belfry!

This year, due to COVID 19, the most important date in the Christian calendar, Easter, has come and gone, with most churches delivering their services via YouTube. So unfortunately Jenolan’s popular Underground Church Service for Easter was cancelled. What? You didn’t even know that Underground Church is a thing? Underground Church has been a thing for many years, and is a little-known part of Jenolan’s quirky history.

In the Cathedral Chamber of the Lucas Cave, the constant temperature, perfect acoustics and sheer chamber size, make it a perfect venue for unique weddings and church services.

In the old days, as tiny bats flickered in the shadows, early cave explorers mapped their way through dark passages and caverns, naming crystal formations after Biblical stories and things that they associated with church, such as ‘The Belfry’, and the 'Baptismal Font'.


The Perfect Gift - Buy a Jenolan Voucher

When a special day is coming up, although our tours and facilities are closed, you can still give the gift of fun, adventure, romance and cherished memories, by buying a gift voucher. Vouchers are a fantastic idea, especially now, and they are valid for 3 years.

It is so easy!  If you would like to give an overnight stay or magnificent dinner, contact Or for cave tours, you can book online.
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