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Yarrangobilly Caves House

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

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Yarrangobilly Caves House, set in the scenic valley, offers heritage accommodation with walking, skiing, fishing, as well as swimming in a thermal pool.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type House
Bedrooms 20
Maximum guests 38
Please note

  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Room occupancy: 1901 East Wing: 8 guests in 7 rooms. 1901 West Wing: 6 guests in 2 rooms. 1917 Section: 24 guests in 11 rooms.
  • 1 additional infant (0-4 years) is allowed free of charge in the following units only: 1901 East/West Wings and 1917 Rooms 3/9/10. Please specify at time of reservation and please note you'll need to bring your own portacot and linen.
  • Rooms may only be occupied by the number of occupants specified in the reservation. 
  • Room configuration: Caves House 1917 - double rooms, no ensuite (you'll be provided with a key to the upstairs hallway bathroom). Deluxe double rooms and suites - king bed. Caves House 1917 family suites (please phone 1300 072 757 to book these interconnecting rooms with a shared ensuite) - king bed + 2 single beds. If you require a different bedding configuration, please specify at time of reservation.
  • Please bring your own linen, pillow cases, towels and blankets/doonas (or linen hire is available) for the 1901 East and West Wings. All linen is provided in the 1917 Section.
  • Each wing in the 1901 section has a dining room, family/lounge room and full kitchen, bathroom, verandah and outdoor barbecue area.
  • The 1917 Section has 2 shared kitchens, 2 family/lounge rooms, a dining room and verandah. Rooms have an ensuite or shared bathrooms.
  • There are gas log open fires in lounge rooms and heaters in bedrooms
  • Washing machine and drying room available
  • There is no DVD player, television or stereo at the accommodation.
  • Please note outdoor open fires may not be lit. Gas barbecues and outdoor gas heaters are available.
  • Yarrangobilly Caves House is in a remote location, so it’s a good idea to pick up your supplies and fill the fuel tank before you arrive.
  • All guests driving 2WD vehicles are expected to have snow chains in winter. These can be hired from Cooma, Adaminaby or Tumut.
  • There is no mobile phone reception at Yarrangobilly and limited coverage along Snowy Mountains Highway.  A phone is available for use for a fee.
  • All guests are to check in at the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitors Centre to collect keys.  Check in time is between 3pm - 5pm.  Check out time is at 10am. The Visitor Centre is open between 9am and 5pm daily. Late check-in can be arranged by contacting Yarrangobilly Caves on (02) 6454 9597. Fees may apply for lost keys.
  • The premises are to be left in the condition of initial occupancy. Additional cleaning fees will be charged if left in an unsatisfactory condition and/or any used items are not washed, dried and put away in the appropriate kitchen.
  • Yarrangobilly House uses hydro and diesel power. Water is UV treated on site.
  • NSW National Parks are now no smoking areas
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Group bookings and functions: If you're booking for a group of 20 people or more, please email: yarrangobilly.caves@environment.nsw.gov.au, or call Yarrangobilly Caves on (02) 6454 9597. Please note the 1917 Dining Room can accommodate up to 24 people. The Conference Room can also be hired for a greater number of guests to be seated together. Functions in the grounds of the Yarrangobilly Caves precinct require prior consent.

Price
  • Peak season: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. All public holidays and school holiday periods in NSW, QLD, ACT and VIC. All of July and August.
  • Off-peak season: Monday to Thursday.
  • Minimum 2 night bookings. 3 night minimum for long weekends.

  • 1901 Section - Caves House East & West Wings: $250 per wing per night for up to 4 guests (Peak). $180 per wing per night for up to 4 guests (Off-peak). Additional guests: $20 per person per night.
  • 1917 Section - Standard Double (Queen): $170 per night (Peak). $145 per night (Off-peak). Includes 2 guests.
  • 1917 Section - Double No Ensuite (King or Split): $115 per night (Peak). $90 per night (Off-peak). Includes 2 guests.
  • 1917 Section - Deluxe Double (King or Split): $190 per night (Peak). $165 per night (Off-peak). Includes 2 guests.
  • 1917 Section - Suite (King or Split + Sofa Bed): $190 per night (Peak). $165 per night (Off-peak). Includes 2 guests. Additional guest $25 per night.
  • 1917 Section - Family & Interconnecting Rooms (2x King or Split): $230 per night (Peak). $205 per night (Off-peak). Includes 4 guests.
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings

Use a secure payment gateway to book online. Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757). All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

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For a weekend away from it all in picturesque Yarrangobilly Valley, head for Yarrangobilly Caves House in the northern edge of Kosciuszko National Park. Escape the crowds and revel in the wonder of a bygone era in your own lovingly restored, self-contained wing, or individual room, of the heritage building.

Perfect for conferences, family gatherings and romantic getaways, Yarrangobilly Caves House is a lovely spot for enjoying the splendour of all four seasons. Yarrangobilly Caves offers bushwalking, self-guided and guided cave tours, Discovery tours, and fishing in the clear mountain streams. It’s only a short drive to the Selwyn snowfields to enjoy a day of skiing the slopes.

After a hard day of adventuring, dive into the naturally heated thermal swimming pool. Round it off with a relaxing drink on the verandah, gazing across at scenic views of the limestone bluffs.

Completely renovated in 2012, the 1917 section of Yarrangobilly Caves House has won the following awards:

  • National Trust - 2013 Heritage Award for Conservation - Built Heritage Government and Corporate
  • Australian Institute of Architects - 2014 Heritage Conservation Architecture Award - Architectural Projects

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer
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Operated by

  • Yarrangobilly Caves
  • 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
  • (02) 6454 9597
  • (02) 6454 9598
  • Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves

Park info

  • in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Kosciuszko National Park is open all year round but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or other park management issues, for details click on the alerts button or select contact to get in touch with visitor centre staff.

  • Park entry fees:

    Start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $27 per vehicle per day; motorcycles $11; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child (per day). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (southern precinct only): $16 per vehicle per day; motorcycles $6; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).

    Yarrangobilly Caves: $3 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Short Breaks Pass: $64 for five-days park entry at price of four days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

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Yarrangobilly Caves House, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer