Broken Column - Jenolan Caves

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¤► ryanhk ◄¤ on November 19, 2008

The Lucas Cave The Lucas is the cave that most people visit at Jenolan, in fact if you visited Jenolan on a school excursion, you probably visited the Lucas.

If you only have time to visit one cave, the Lucas is the best general cave, offering the visitor both the highest and widest chambers at Jenolan as well as a glimpse of the underground river. It is home to the most photographed formation at Jenolan, the Broken Column and displays a wide range of beautiful cave formations.

The highest chamber is the Cathedral (54 metres) , scene of many weddings and Concerts in the Caves.

The Cathedral Chamber has arguably the best acoustics of any performance space in the world. The acoustical properties of this chamber have been utilised by Dame Joan Sutherland and The Vienna Boys Choir.

Average inspection time: 1½ hour

Length: 860 metres Number of stair steps: 910 Fitness level: harder

Keno Kawabata on December 19, 2008

Interesting information and photo. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Greetings, Keno

¤► ryanhk ◄¤ on December 22, 2008

Keno, thank you for the interest and comment. I used the night-shot function when I took the photo, because it was almost in absolute darkness. Therefore the greenish colour tone.

Greetings ryan

Ursuța Paul on February 28, 2009


¤► ryanhk ◄¤ on March 30, 2009

Many thanks Ursuta_Paul

Cheers from Hong Kong

Olga I. Yakovenko on April 1, 2009

It broke itself, making now a stalactite and a stalogmite... Very interesting, Olga

¤► ryanhk ◄¤ on April 2, 2009

Yes it broke by itself due to some movements inside the cave

Thank you for your interst Olga

Steven James on November 26, 2010

Nice shot! Like. Cheers from the USA, Steven

Steven Stoddart on December 3, 2010

Hiya Ryan - This is great I can't resist underground stuff.. Any idea how old this formation is?



¤► ryanhk ◄¤ on March 7, 2011

Thank you very much

Stefen James

Steve Stoddart

for your interest and like.

Steve I'm not so sure about the age of the formation but according to wikipedia the age is supposed to be some 340 million years.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 19, 2008
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    by ¤► ryanhk ◄¤
    • Camera: SONY DCR-PC110E
    • Taken on 2003/07/08 15:23:57
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 4.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/1.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash