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Jillabenan Cave

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Jillabenan Cave may be the smallest and most accessible of the Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park, but it’s packed with incredibly delicate formations.

Type
Show caves
Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Grade
Easy. Suitable for all ages, mobility and fitness levels. The path is 73m long.
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 Jillabenan Cave or Jersey 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
Bookings
Bookings not required. Buy tickets at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre before your tour. Customised tours can be arranged for groups and school excursion of 10 to over 100.
Please note
  • You’ll need to buy your cave tour ticket at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.
  • This tour meets at Jillabenan Cave carpark, on Cave Tour Loop Road, around 1km from the visitor centre. The tour takes 1hr.

Don’t miss a guided tour through the oldest show cave at Yarrangobilly – Jillabenan Cave is around 2 million years old. This intimate cave gets you up close to impressive displays of delicate straws and shawls, cave coral, stalactites and helictites.

One of only 4 wheelchair-accessible caves in Australia, Jillabenan is ideal for young families and older visitors. If it’s too cold or hot outside, a cave tour's a great choice, though it’s worth taking a jacket as temperatures are around 2˚C underground.

After your tour, walk to the Thermal Pool for a relaxing soak in the 27˚C mineral waters, or visit one of Yarrangobilly’s other beautiful caves. A short walk up the road from Jillabenan Cave carpark, Bluff lookout offers panoramic views of the Yarrangobilly Valley and Caves House.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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