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Glory Farm walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Glory Farm walk is an easy extension to the thermal pool walk at Yarrangobilly Caves. Follow the Yarrangobilly River to the site of Henry Harris’s Glory Hole Farm.

Where
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
2.6km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to bring your swimming gear if you plan to enjoy a dip in the thermal pool.

This extension to the Thermal Pool walk (1.4km return), takes you to the historic Glory Hole Farm site. It's also easily combined with the longer Yarrangobilly River walk for a 4.2km loop.

Before you set out, stop for a dip in the natural spring waters of the thermal pool or enjoy a picnic. From here, it's a 1.2km return walk to the farm, along the eastern banks of Yarrangobilly River.

Henry Harris grew all the meat and vegetables for the Kiandra miners at his farm here in the late 1800s. There’s not much left of the farm these days – though you’ll see remnants of an old colonial oven, building foundations, and a small cemetery.

The non-native plantings of the old farm are contrast with the native bushland, particularly during autumn when their leaves change colours. In spring and early summer, wattles bloom gold while bitter peas burst into yellow and red. If you're keen to learn more about the Yarrangobilly Valley's rich history be sure to drop into the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.

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:

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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 Visitor Centre
  • 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
  • (02) 6454 9597
  • (02) 6454 9598
  • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW

Park info

See more visitor info
Glory Farm, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer