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Yarrangobilly Caves

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park is one of the most beautiful limestone karst systems in Australia and can be explored by the whole family.

Type
Show caves
Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Price
  • Self-Guided South Glory Cave Tour: $18 adults, $13 concession, $45 families
  • Guided Cave Tour: $22 adults, $17 concession, $55 families
  • Two-Cave Pass: $30 adults, $23 concession, $75 families
  • Three-Cave Pass: $45 adults, $35 concession, $100 families (Note: the family price includes 2 adults and up to 3 school-age children)
  • Daily tours are available for Jersey Cave and Jillabenan Cave. Tours also run during school holidays for other caves at Yarrangobilly.
Entry fees

Park entry fees apply for vehicles without a Kosciuszko National Park day pass or NPWS All Parks annual pass.

Opening times
  • The self-guided South Glory Cave is open 9.30am – 4pm (last tickets sold at 4pm).
  • From the October to June long weekends (inclusive): Guided tours of either Jersey Cave or Jillabenan Cave run at 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm daily.
  • Between the June and October long weekends (the winter months): Guided tours of either Jersey Cave or Jillabenan Cave run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.
  • All NSW school holidays: Additional guided tours and special Discovery tours run from 10am to 4pm daily.
Please note
  • If you want to inspect a particular cave, please phone Yarrangobilly Caves on (02) 6454 9597 to confirm the tour times for that day.
  • Customised tours can be arranged for groups from as small as 10, right through to school excursion of over 100 students.
  • There is no mobile reception in this area of the park.

Step into the depths of Yarrangobilly Caves and you’ll discover stalagmites, stalactites and delicate decorations like shawls and cave corals. Explore six caves created from a belt of limestone laid down about 440 million years ago in Koscuiszko National Park.

The largest cave, called South Glory, with its lofty chambers, presents a unique opportunity to explore on a self-guided tour. The other caves, including Jersey and Jillabenan, are guided Discovery tours that run three or four times daily (closed Christmas Day). Tickets can be purchased from Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.

Come properly prepared for adventure: sturdy, enclosed shoes are a must and the caves are very cool, so bring a jacket even in the warmest weather. You’ll also want to bring your swimmers because once you’ve explored what’s below ground, you can take the short walk along Yarrangobilly Caves - River walk to the thermal pool above ground. Year-round, it stays at a constant 27ºC, and there’s something quite magical about paddling here in the midst of winter when snow can lie around its edges.

There are also some other great walks, plenty of wildlife and birds to admire, and the beautifully restored Yarrangobilly Caves House or the the modern and spacious Lyrebird Cottage, where you can stay overnight.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

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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

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:

    Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June 2016 long weekend to end of October 2016 long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day(24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round): $4 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. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 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, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer