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Yarrangobilly Castle Cave tour

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Find out about the underground secrets of Castle Cave, in Kosciuszko National Park, with your trusty head torch and a guide by your side.

When

Public tours available during school holidays: Saturday 8 April, Saturday 15 April and Sunday 16 April 2017, 9am–11.30am, 10.30am–1pm, 1.30pm–4pm, 3pm–5.30pm

Where
Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 6 years and over. Average fitness required.
Price

Adult/child $38 per person (maximum of 10 people). Private tour $304 (maximum of 8 people). A site fee of $4 per car applies.

Entry fees

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

Meeting point
Buy your tickets at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre before your tour. Then drive 100m to the South Glory carpark. For the 9am and 1.30pm tours, meet your guide at the Ticket Box on the road above the carpark, where you'll receive a helmet and head light. For the 10.30am and 3pm tours, walk 1.6km from the carpark to Castle Cave entrance, where you'll meet your guide and receive a helmet and head light.
Bookings
Bookings required, phone Yarrangobilly Caves on (02) 6454 9597.
Availability
Contact Yarrangobilly Caves to book a private tour

Do you have a sense of adventure? On this exciting 2.5 to 3-hour tour of Castle Cave, you'll get a special chance to view one of the unlit caves rarely seen by visitors to Yarrangobilly Caves. One of the more remote caves, it was developed in the 1900s. After a 30-minute hike up the Yarrangobilly Valley, you'll be given helmets and lights. Led by an experienced NPWS guide, you'll discover the cave's magnificent formations. These include a vast array of speleothems, from formations like King Solomon’s Temple, to delicate straws and helicities. After exploring the magic of Castle Cave, you can take a walk to the Thermal Pool, which stays 27°C all year round.

There's no crawling involved on this cave tour, and helmets and head lights are provided. It's a good idea to wear sturdy, enclosed shoes and bring a jacket, even in the warmest weather.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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 contact one of the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October 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.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Khancoban
      (02) 6076 9373
      (02) 6076 9382
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Scammell Street, Khancoban NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Fax: (02) 6454 9598
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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer