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Yarrangobilly Caves House: East and West wings

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yarrangobilly Caves House: East and West wings.

Getting there and parking

Yarrangobilly Caves House is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park.

From the Monaro Highway: 

  • At Cooma, take the Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for around 110km.
  • Turn left onto Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road.
  • Follow the unsealed road for around 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves House. 

From the Hume Highway: 

  • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut.
  • Continue on Snowy Mountains Highway south for around 90km.
  • Turn right onto Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road.
  • Follow the unsealed road for around 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves House. 

The closest service stations are in Talbingo and Adaminaby. 24-hour fuel is only available in Gundagai or Cooma. Cabramurra also has a 24/7 card-only service.

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 at Yarrangobilly Caves House. Bus parking is available – contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre for access.

Facilities

  • East wing bed configuration: 1 king bedroom and 6 single rooms. 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet and bath.
  • West wing bed configuration: 2 bedrooms with 1 king and 1 single bed each. 1 bathroom with toilet and shower. King beds can be split into 2 singles.
  • Each wing has a dining room, family/lounge room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, verandah and outdoor barbecue area.
  • The kitchen has a stove, cook top, microwave, slow cooker and a full range of baking pans and utensils.
  • There are gas fires in lounge rooms and heaters in bedrooms.
  • Washing machine and drying room available.
  • There's no DVD player, television or stereo.
  • Please leave the accommodation clean and tidy, with all dishes washed up and put away. Any unreasonable cleaning will be charged a cleaning fee.
  • A function room is available for hire. For more information, contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Cafe/kiosk

Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre has a limited range of snacks, soft drinks and ice cream, personal items and basic supplies.

Carpark

Drinking water

UV-treated on site,

Public phone

Calls paid for at the visitor centre on check out.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Hydro and diesel.

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

Please note there is a $4 site fee (valid for 24hrs) for vehicles without a day pass or annual pass.

  • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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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 + 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

Permitted

  • Cavers must be part of a registered caving association and have a Cave Permit for all recreational caving activities 
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Camping

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.

Gathering firewood

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.

Map of Yarrangobilly Caves House 1901 section, Kosciuszko National Park. Image: OEH Book now

Park info

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