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Bluff lookout walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Climb Bluff lookout walk for panoramic views over Yarrangobilly Caves House, nestled amongst the valley and limestone cliffs. The walk's easily combined with a picnic or Jillabenan Cave tour.

Where
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Distance
2km one-way
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • You can also park at the Bluff lookout sign on Cave Loop Road, where it's an easy 300m return walk to the lookout.
  • This walk is easily combined with one of the daily tours of Jillabenan Cave.

While many walks in the Yarrangobilly area meander down towards the Yarrangobilly River and thermal pool, this one heads up to Bluff lookout. It can be quite a steep climb at times, but the rewards are many when you reach your destination.

From Glory Cave carpark, follow the loop road up Yarrangobilly Valley. Take a detour along Jillabenan Cave access track to look down upon Harrie Wood Gorge, before continuing a little further along the road to the Bluff lookout sign. The 150m track takes you to the lookout, perched high above Yarrangobilly Caves House. Soak in the views across the valley, and keep an eye out for birdlife and lizards.

From here, follow the track 500m downhill to the picnic area behind the visitor centre. If you've worked up an appetite, this is a scenic spot to cook up lunch on the free electric barbecues.

If you prefer a shorter walk, join the track from the small Bluff lookout carpark on Cave Loop Road. It's a 300m return walk to the lookout.

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.

Accommodation:

Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 section

Stay in the luxurious Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 section, an award winning heritage house set in a breathtaking part of Kosciuszko National Park. This charming self-catered accommodation is perfect for couples or families who wish to escape the crowds.

Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 section. Photo: Murray van der Veer

Park info

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Yarrangobilly Caves, lookout walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer