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The Cavern of the mighty mountains

Author: Merlin Jakes
by Merlin Jakes
Posted: Dec 22, 2018

The mystic cave of Blue Mountains

Thinking about an exciting out-of-the-world experience Down Under? The dark rustic caverns located in the World Heritage site of Blue Mountains are the best place to be if so. From guided walking tour of Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves to ghost experiences and bush walks, there are endless ways to experience this archaic network of caves dating back to 550 million years. The fascinating caves with underground rivers and spectacular limestone formations are an all-time tourist hotspot.

Relics and the data of the past

The centuries-old fossil deposited in the inner walls of the cave will shed light upon the ancient species that have dwelled in the tract of these scintillating caves. The diverse fossils sprinkled upon the expanse of the cave reflects on the proof of a long-lost cave ecosystem. The fossils give us an idea about what kind of species have made it their home and you may even come across interesting native species like platypus.

You’ll also get to see the fossils of unique marine animals dating back to centuries studded all throughout the walls of Jenolan Caves. The two-shelled Brachiopods fossil let out hues of grey as the light from the aperture of the cave reflects out from the enclosure of the caves.

The cave itself being made of limestone deposits, there is nothing to be surprised off if you come across a pile of assorted coral remains. The colonial and solitary coral fossils are the main colonies among them.

The azure lake and its nature reserve

The part of Jenolan Lake that flows through the cave leaves you with a belter of a sight. The Blue Lake really does put on display the charm of the centuries-old cave at its best. Not only are the vistas absolutely stunning, but the rustic stories also give it an interesting depth.

The Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is pinned with a World Heritage status that is an apt place to enjoy the lush environs after a rewarding tour of the cave. The reserve located in the vicinity of Blue Mountains will offer ampler opportunities for close-encounters with native animals as well as shell out intriguing facts about them. The park is also home to a wide range of flora & fauna and also nests rarely seen nocturnal species dwelling in the dark for generations. The shy creatures don't come into the cave proximity normally, but if you have enough patience and commit yourself, you will be able to see these amazing creatures meandering right before your eyes.

The vast nature reserve has a commentable bird life, so plan accordingly to meet these wonderfully-groomed birds. The famous lyrebird known for its mimicking traits is the main attraction while the white-eared honeyeater having a unique habit of collecting human hair is the another one you should watch out for.

The yellow-eyed pied currawongs are also of uttermost significance to the Gundungurra people as it lets out a warning call to inform them if any strangers have entered their premises. The scarcely-seen wallaroos are another catch of unique to this heritage reserve.

There’s no doubt to the fact that these caves are best explored on spectacular Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves tours from Sydney. Choose from a wide variety of tours whether it be a ghost tour or a bush walk, a half-day or a full-day guided tour.

About the Author

Merlin Jakes traverses the world during her free time, taking her to various exotic places, ticking off her travel bucket list one by one.

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