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Yarrangobilly geology for kids and adults

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.

When

Sunday 9 April, Friday 14 April, Monday 17 April and Sunday 23 April 2017, 1.30pm–4.30pm

Where
Yarrangobilly Caves, 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

  • 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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Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer