Oberon and Jenolan Caves

We went to Oberon and had a great time. We stayed in Bathurst and drove out to the mountains to have a hike. We were with a bunch of people that are also on exchange and we hiked all day but the best part was hanging off the mountains cliff! We also saw a little tiny lizard on a rock and a praying mantis.

After we left the mountains we went to the Jenolan caves and there were some REALLY neat things in there like natural crystal curtains. The tour guide was telling about the adventurers who discovered the cave. It made me think about how rough it would have been for them. On the way out of the cave, we saw a wallaby!

The next day we went for another hike up a mountain called Evans crown but this time there was not much of a track and was more in the bush. We got all kinds of scrapes and bruises but we are all fine. It was cool how there were so many crevasses to explore. We had a great time.

I am pretending to be superman.
I am pretending to be superman.
This is a sheet of crystal.
This is a sheet of crystal.
This is us hanging off the cliff.
This is us hanging off the cliff.

I’m really excited for this next picture. It is by an Australian photographer named Grant Dixon. He gave me permission to use his picture of the cliffs. It shows how big they are! You should go look at his other pictures. They are from all over the world!

Used with permission from Grant Dixon Photography http://www.grantdixonphotography.com.au/
Used with permission from Grant Dixon Photography http://www.grantdixonphotography.com.au/

5 Comments on “Oberon and Jenolan Caves

  1. Lucky you! I remember how excited I was when I went into some caves in the US when I was a child. I can’t remember exactly where they were tho’. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Miss you all, Love Grandma and Grandpa.

  2. Wow Carlen! You are extremely brave hanging off the cliff end like that! I could never do that! I would be chewing my fingernails just watching you!
    Those caves look pretty awesome, and seeing all the different wildlife would make my day.
    Your adventures are so exciting compared to just snow and more snow in Winnipeg! We still have a lot of it, but it looks like we are finally going to get some + temperatures this week.
    Thanks for keeping us posted and for sharing your great pics.
    Renée

  3. Another great post, Carlen, you are very brave to hang right over the edge of a cliff. I had friends who lived in Bathurst. The Jenolan caves are very beautiful. I loved hiking in the Blue Mountains. Do you know why they are called Blue?? How was the Fete?

  4. WOW, Carlen !! What an awesome adventure, and to be able to experience it with other families on exchange !! Mucho Awesome ! The pictures of the crystal cave curtains, lovely……You, hanging off the Mountain Cliff, YIKES !!!!!!!!
    xoxo

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