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
Interesting information and photo. Thank you for sharing it with me.
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.
Many thanks Ursuta_Paul
Cheers from Hong Kong
It broke itself, making now a stalactite and a stalogmite... Very interesting, Olga
Yes it broke by itself due to some movements inside the cave
Thank you for your interst Olga
Nice shot! Like. Cheers from the USA, Steven
Hiya Ryan - This is great I can't resist underground stuff.. Any idea how old this formation is?
Thank you very much
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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