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How To Get Lush Caves In Minecraft

Here's what you should know about how to Find Lush Caves in the Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update.

Lush caves were first teased by Mojang during Minecon 2020 and ever since, players have been waiting excitedly to explore the beautiful lush caves in Minecraft. This excitement was met with disappointment as lush caves were not made a part of the 1.17 update. If you too are one of those who have been left feeling low about not being to explore lush caves, don’t worry. In this article, we’ve shown you exactly how you can explore lush caves in Minecraft to get a feel of the upcoming 1.18 update.


How to Find Lush Caves in Minecraft 1.17

Follow these simple steps to generate and get lush caves:

  • To explore lush caves, you will have to create a single-biome world.
  • You can begin this process by clicking on the “Singleplayer” option.
  • This will take you to the “Create a New World” menu.
  • Here, you will need to select “More World Options”.

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  • After selecting this option, you can change the world type to “Single Biome” by first selecting the “World Type” option.

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  • Once you select “Single Biome”, you will find a “Customize” button right below the “World Type” button.
  • Click on the “Customize” button and select “Lush Caves” from the drop-down list.

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  • After selecting Lush Caves, you will be taken back to the Create New World menu.
  • Head to the bottom left of your screen and select the “Create New World” option here.
  • And that’s it. You will now enter your newly-created world in Spectator mode.
  • Upon diving into the water, you will find lush caves instead of the amethyst geodes that you would have otherwise found.

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  • You’ll need to remember that this newly-formed world will only have Lush Caves and nothing else. You will still be able to generate structures like strongholds and mineshafts, though.


With a few simple steps, you too will be able to find lush caves in Minecraft. You will only be able to access Lush Caves in single-biome worlds in the 1.17 update. However, you can expect these caves to be present in the open world with the upcoming 1.18 update.

Now that you have explored the beautiful lush caves, its time to get on an expedition to hunt for treasure with this guide on how to find buried treasures in Minecraft.