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Yarrangobilly area

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

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.

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The Yarrangobilly area, between Tumut and Cooma, is a great base for the whole family. Come and explore the natural wonders of northern Kosciuszko and Snowy Mountains Highway.

Discover some of the most beautiful limestone caves in Australia, with 6 show caves open to the public. Stop by Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre for tickets and tips first. Then step into the depths of South Glory Cave on a self-guided tour through its lofty chambers. Join a daily guided tour of Jillabenan Cave's delicate stalagmites, stalactites, shawls and cave corals. Or, see Jersey Cave’s rare black flowstones.

More amazing caves and tours are available during school holidays. Try hands-on geology and Aboriginal culture tours, or Castle Cave tours by headlight. Ask the visitor centre about customised group tours, school excursions. They can also help with meetings and weddings.

Above ground, a swim in the outdoor thermal pool is a magical experience. The pool's fed by a natural spring with water staying 27ºC year-round. Keep an eye out for superb blue wrens as you swim. Then follow the Yarrangobilly River walk back to Glory Arch walk and carpark, or South Glory Cave. At dawn and dusk you might see a platypus in the river.

The rugged karst landscape is a backdrop for great walks, wildlife and bird watching. Climb Bluff lookout for views over the valley. Below you'll see beautifully restored Caves House and modern Lyrebird Cottage. Stay a night or 2 and delve deeper into the Snowy Mountains.

Things to do:

Snowy Mountains Highway

Snowy Mountains Highway is a scenic driving route between Tumut and Adaminaby, taking in caves, campgrounds, ski fields, trails for hiking, biking and horse riding in northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Snowy Mountains Highway, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Park:

Selwyn area

The Selwyn area is your perfect base to enjoy family-friendly Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra. Explore the walks, rides and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park.

Wolgal Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Contact

  • in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Yarrangobilly area is open all year. See individual show caves and guided tours for times and prices. Additional tours run during NSW school holidays. Contact Yarrangobilly Caves on (02) 6454 9597 to confirm the tour times for your visit.

  • Park entry fees apply in the Yarrangobilly area

    $4 per vehicle per day applies at Yarrangobilly Caves for motor vehicles without a Kosciuszko National Park day pass or NPWS All Parks annual pass.

    See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

    You’ll need to buy a ticket or cave pass from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre to visit all Yarrangobilly’s caves.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6454 9598
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Jillabenan Cave at Yarrangobilly Caves, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/OEH