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Yarrangobilly Caves: Bluff lookout walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Bluff lookout walk at Yarrangobilly Caves offers panoramic views of the Yarrangobilly Valley and its spectacular limestone cliffs, birdwatching and historic heritage.

Where
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
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 a 300m return walk to the lookout.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this area of the park.

While most of the walks around Yarrangobilly Caves meander down towards the river and thermal pool, this one heads up to Bluff lookout, and striding out here is a great way to work up an appetite. It can be quite a steep climb at times, but the rewards are many when you reach your destination.

From Glory Hole carpark, follow the 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, nestled into the valley.

When you’re finished soaking in the view, the track heads 500m downhill to the picnic area behind the visitor centre, where you can cook up lunch on the free electric barbecues.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

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

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