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Yarrangobilly Caves: Glory Farm walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Yarrangobilly Caves – Glory Farm walk, near Tumut, takes you past beautiful scenery, the thermal pool, the river and 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.
  • There's limited mobile reception in this area of the park.

This extension to the Yarrangobilly Caves – Thermal Pool walk (1.4km return) takes you past the popular thermal pool, to the site of one of the area’s historic farms. Stop for a dip in the natural spring waters of the thermal pool, then continue on this 1.2km return hike from the pool, along the eastern banks of Yarrangobilly River, to Glory Hole Farm. 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 a strong contrast to the bushland, particularly during autumn when their leaves change colours. In the spring and early summer, the wattles bloom gold and the bitter peas yellow and red. For more information on the history of the Yarrangobilly Valley 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:

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

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