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Lyrebird Cottage

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Lyrebird Cottage.

Getting there and parking

Lyrebird Cottage is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From the Monaro Highway:

  • At Cooma, take the Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for approximately 110km
  • Turn left into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves
  • Continue past the visitor centre and turn into the first road on the left and continue for approximately 200m

From the Hume Highway:

  • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut
  • Continue on Snowy Mountains Highway south for approximately 75km
  • Turn right into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves
  • Continue past the visitor centre and turn into the first road on the left and continue for approximately 200m

Road quality

  • Yarrangobilly Caves entrance and exit roads are graded gravel. They're suitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles up to 12.5m in length, however the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) advise that the roads are unsuitable for caravans.
  • RMS recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in case of extreme weather. Visit the Live Traffic website for road conditions.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Snow chains required after snow

Parking

Parking is available for two vehicles at Lyrebird Cottage.

Facilities

  • 1 bathroom with separate toilet.
  • There is no mobile phone reception at the property and only limited coverage along Snowy Mountains Highway. A phone is available for use for a fee.
  • Please leave the property in the same condition as you arrived. Additional housekeeping fees may apply if the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition or used items are not washed, dried and put away.
  • Lyrebird Cottage uses hydro and diesel power. 

Barbecue facilities

A gas barbecue and heater are available for use on the deck. Please note outdoor open fires may not be lit.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water

Water is UV treated on site.

Kitchen

Plates and cutlery

Pots and pans

Bed linen

Sheets, doonas, blankets, towels and pillows are provided for each bed.

Heating

There's a gas heater in the open plan kitchen, dining, lounge room and an electric heater in each bedroom.

TV

There's a stereo and a television with DVD, but no local reception.

Towels

Washing machine

Washing machine, laundry basin and clothes rack.

Fan

There's a ceiling fan in each bedroom and in the the open plan kitchen, dining, lounge room.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty owing to the width of bathroom doorways.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Drones

Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Park info

Visitor centre