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Yarrangobilly Caves House

“We swam in the thermal pool while looking across the snow-filled valley. Even the trees were covered in icicles. Exhilarating.”

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

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Getting there

Getting there:

Yarrangobilly Caves House is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From the Monaro Highway:

  • At Cooma, take the Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for approximately 110km
  • Turn left into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves House.

From the Hume Highway:

  • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut
  • Continue on Snowy Mountains Highway south for approximately 75km
  • Turn right into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves House.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - Snow chains required after snow

Parking:

Parking is available at Yarrangobilly Caves House. Please note there is a $3 site fee (valid for 24hrs) for vehicles without a day pass or annual pass.

Bus parking is available – contact the visitor centre on (02) 6454 9597 for access.

Important info

Capacity:

20 bedrooms, sleeps up to 38 guests

Facilities:

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Electric power
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

  • 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.
  • Check-in time: 3-5pm; check-out time: 10am. All guests are to check in and collect keys at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre (open 9am to 5pm daily). Late check-in can be arranged by contacting Yarrangobilly Caves on (02) 6454 9597. Fees may apply for lost keys.
  • 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. Rooms may only be occupied by the number of occupants specified in the reservation. Above maximum occupancy, 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. If you'd like to bring an additional infant, please make a note of this in the 'comments' section of your booking. Please note you'll need to bring your own portacot and linen. Please see our 'Links and downloads' section to view a PDF floor plan of Yarrangobilly Caves House.
  • Room configuration: Caves House 1917 - double no ensuite rooms (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 in the 'comments' section of your booking.   
  • 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.
  • 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. Smoking is not permitted indoors or on the verandah.
  • There is no mobile phone reception at Yarrangobilly and limited coverage along Snowy Mountains Highway
  • There is no DVD player, television or stereo at the accommodation.
  • There are gas log open fires in lounge rooms and heaters in bedrooms
  • 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.
  • Washing machine and drying room available
  • Yarrangabilly 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.
  • 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.

Wheelchair access:

Hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

  • Caves House 1917 has a wheelchair-accessible suite

Fees:

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Peak - Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, all public holidays and school holiday periods in NSW, QLD, ACT & VIC, plus all of July and August. Off-peak - Monday to Thursday. Minimum 2-night bookings (3 nights 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.

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Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contacts:

Yarrangobilly Caves, Phone: (02) 6454 9597

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