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Yarrangobilly Caves eco-tech tour

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Experience the inner workings of amazing Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park, guided by an NPWS field officer.

When

Public tour available during school holidays: Friday 14 April 2017, 2pm–3.30pm or by request

Where
Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Grade
Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Price

Adult $22 per person. Concession/child $17 per person. Family $55 for 2 adults and 3 children. A site fee of $4 per car applies.

Meeting point
Details given when you purchase your tickets
Bookings
Bookings required. Call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597 to book a private tour (10 people minimum, 25 people maximum).

On this behind-the-scenes tour, see Yarrangobilly Caves from the perspective of the NSW National Parks field officer who manages it all. You'll learn about power generation, gas co-generation, chemical-free sewerage treatment, black water re-use and alpine grass revegetation. You’ll get to go under Caves House and also check out the 1936 hydro Pelton Wheel, which supplies power to a state-of-the-art battery bank.

Remember to wear sturdy, enclosed shoes and bring a jacket, even in the warmest weather. You'll also want to bring your swimmers because once you've explored the inner workings of the Yarrangobilly Caves precinct, you can take a walk and have a dip in the thermal pool, heated to 27° all year round.

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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See more visitor info
Thredbo River Track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Clint and Todd Wright