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Castle Cave walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Castle Cave walk is a short, scenic walking track at Yarrangobilly Caves. It's easily combined with a cave tour, summer fishing or birdwatching, in northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Where
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
3.2km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

This inspiring walk for photographers, birdwatchers and bushwalkers, starts from Glory Cave carpark at Yarrangobilly Caves. Follow the path above the Yarrangobilly River, passing Glory Arch and South Glory Cave, as you head towards Castle Cave.

Along the way you'll see dry stone walls, built from hand cut limestone in days past. Continue below spectacular limestone cliffs until the track veers left to Mill Creek Gorge, and on to Castle Cave.

Ask the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre about guided tours through Castle Cave, before you start the walk. South Glory Cave is open year-round for self-guided tours, and makes a great detour as you head back along the track. You'll need to buy tickets for all caves from the visitor centre.

In warmer months, why not extend your walk to visit the Yarrangobilly River and Thermal Pool. Enjoy fishing and swimming in the pristine mountain waters, while the currawongs and kookaburras chatter in the trees. Winter often blankets the area in snow and offers the chance to see glistening icicles clinging to the South Glory Cave entrance.

With overnight options at nearby historic Yarrangobilly Caves House and Lyrebird Cottage, you might be tempted to linger a while in the magnificent high country.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Yarrangobilly area

The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.

A couple tour Jillabenan Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Destination NSW

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River walk, Kosciuszko National Park Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer