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Jersey Cave

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Step back in time on a guided tour of Jersey Cave. You'll be awed by some of the most colourful and diverse decorations at Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park.

Type
Show caves
Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for all ages. Moderate fitness required. The path is 185m long with 217 steps, including some steep stairs.
Price
  • Guided cave tour: Adult $22 per person. Concession $17 per person. Family $55.
  • 2-cave pass: Adult $30 per person. Concession $23 per person. Family $75.
  • 3-cave pass: Adult $45 per person. Concession $35 per person. Family $100.
  • Family price includes 2 adults and up to 3 school-age children.
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
  • 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.
  • June to October long weekends (winter): Guided tours of either cave run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing
Please note
  • You'll need to buy your cave tour ticket at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.
  • This tour meets at Jersey Cave carpark on Cave Tour loop Road, around 700m from the visitor centre. The tour takes 1.5hrs.

Jersey Cave boasts incredible cave formations 1.5 million years in the making. Cleopatra's Needle – a 4 metre column that reaches the ceiling, rare displays of black and grey flowstones, and forests of stalactites and stalagmites, are just a few highlights of this 1.5 hour guided tour.

One of the ancient limestone caves in northern Kosciuszko National Park, Jersey Cave's magical interior and setting make it popular with photographers, families, and visitors throughout the year. 

Above ground, the rugged karst landscape is a great backdrop for Yarrangobilly's walks, lookouts and outdoor Thermal Pool. Stay a few days at Caves House or Lyrebird Cottage so you can see it all.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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 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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Jillabenan Cave at Yarrangobilly Caves, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/OEH