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Yarrangobilly geology for kids and adults

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Every rock tells a story! Come and experience Yarrangobilly Caves on a special guided tour through geological time. This is a fun tour for all the family.

Where
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for all ages. Moderate level of fitness required.
Price

Adult $30 per person. Concession/child $23 per person. Family $75 for 2 adults and up to 3 school-age children.

Entry fees

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

Meeting point
Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
Bookings
Bookings required. Public tours available on school holidays. Phone Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597 to book. Full payment required at time of booking. Collect your tickets from the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes before the tour begins. No refund possible – spaces on this tour are very limited (maximum 25 people per tour).
Availability
Available on request. Contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597 to book a private tour (minimum 10 people).

Chat to a geologist, participate in hands-on experiments and learn some tricks of the trade for identifying rocks. Examine fossils of long-extinct plants and animals.

Bring along a geological photo or a rock specimen and discover its story. Learn to read the rocks and recognise fossils of long-gone animals. Find out what kind of environment these animals lived in and what they looked like when they were alive. Discover how the landscape at Yarrangobilly has changed rapidly in fairly recent times and why former river beds now sit on top of our hills.

See what the word 'karst' (the name of a landscape formed on limestone) refers to, and look at some of its many different surface expressions. The region also has a rich mining history – find out why.

Then apply your new skills on a special guided tour through spectacular North Glory Cave. It's all written in the rocks. This is time-travel with a twist!

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

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Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer