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Jillabenan Cave

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jillabenan Cave .

Getting there and parking

Jillabenan Cave is in the Yarrangobilly area of Kosciuszko National Park, between Tumut and Cooma. To get there:

From Monaro Highway:

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

From Hume Highway:

  • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut.
  • Continue south on Snowy Mountains Highway for approximately 75km
  • Turn right onto Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed one-way road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves

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 Jillabenan Cave carpark, 1km from the visitor centre. From here, it’s a 150m-walk to the cave entrance.

Contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre for information on bus parking.

Facilities

There is a non-flush toilet at Jillabenan carpark and flush toilets next to the Yarrangobilly Visitor Centre.

Carpark

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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 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 - easy

Wheelchair-accessible. Specific wheelchair provided.

Prohibited

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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Jillabenan Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Image: OEH Book now

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