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Jenolan Caves Is About To Cop A Brand New Walking Track

By Yvonne Lam - 06 Jun 2018


You remember the Jenolan Caves. It’s the Blue Mountains destination your parents dragged you to one fateful weekend, and you went reluctantly, but once inside the limestone structure you were awed by the towering stalactites. Ringing a bell now? 

But here’s the rub. The Jenolan Caves facilities have been looking a little tired for a while. So, the NSW government has just dropped a cool $8.5 million dollars to give the place a makeover. Because no NSW child should have to forego the trip to this beauty.

The money will go towards upgrading the visitors’ centre and improving the walking tracks around Blue Lakes. Currently, the tracks are closed off but the construction of a boardwalk will allow visitors to take in the surrounding bushland, while also protecting the resident platypus population. Plus, they’re going to tack on an extended walking track and lookout point for prime panorama action (we can see the ‘grams already). 

Construction is due to begin by December this year, with works completed by December 2021. 

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Image credit: via jenolancaves.org.au

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