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South Glory Cave

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Take a leisurely self-guided tour through the lofty chambers of South Glory Cave, and absorb the wonders of the largest cave in the Yarrangobilly area of 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 470m long, with 206 steps and several ramps.
Price
  • Self-guided cave tour: Adult $18 per person. Concession $13 per person. Family $45.
  • 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
9am – 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day. Last tickets sold at 4pm. Self-guided tours take around 45mins.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing
Bookings
Bookings not required. Buy tickets at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre before your tour. For further information and group discounts, phone the visitor centre on (02) 6454 9597.
Please note
  • You’ll need to buy a cave tour ticket at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre before entering this cave.
  • The cave entrance is inside Glory Arch. Access is via a 500m gravel track starting at Glory Cave carpark. The self-guided tour exits a few metres from the carpark.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a jacket – the average temperature in this cave is 10˚C and it's usually damp.

South Glory Cave never fails to astonish. Europeans first explored this underworld in 1834. Like them, you’ll be awestruck by the immense size of its limestone chambers, decorations and rock piles.

The cave is accessed along a 500m gravel track, taking you from Glory Cave carpark to Glory Arch, with its impressive opening to the sky.

This self-guided experience means you can explore the cave at your own pace, with information signs throughout and sensor lights that switch on as you approach. You’ll see the white formations of the Ice Age Chamber, others known as the ‘Lamb’s Fleece’ and ‘Judge’s Wig’, and even a daylight hole 55m above you.

Combine your underground adventure with the scenic Yarrangobilly Caves river walk, and take a dip in the inviting Thermal Pool, which stays 27˚C year-round.

You can also join guided tours of some of Yarrangobilly Caves’ more intimate and delicately decorated show caves.

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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Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer