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North Glory Cave

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Overview

This cave is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Explore North Glory Cave by guided tour to glimpse a rarely seen underworld in Kosciuszko National Park.

Type
Show caves
Where
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Time suggested
1hr 30min
Grade
Medium. Suitable for all ages. Moderate fitness required. The path is 358m long with 195 steep stairs.
Price

Adult $26 per person. Concession $20 per person (incl. school-age children, Australian pension, Veterans Affairs and Seniors card holders). Family $78 (2 adults and up to 2 children).

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

North Glory Cave entry is by guided tour only. Tours available during school holiday periods and by prior request.

Meeting point
Meet your guide at the North Glory Cave entrance inside Glory Arch. It’s around 500m walk from Glory Cave carpark.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, sunscreen
Bookings
Bookings required. Group bookings available. To book, phone 02 6454 9597 or email Yarrangobilly Caves.
Please note
  • Tours run for 1.5 hours. They start and end at the North Glory Cave entrance.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a jacket—the average temperature in this cave is 10˚C and it's usually damp.

Only accessible by guided tour, a visit to this remarkable cave is a journey into a hidden world of vast chambers and stunning crystal features.

Meet your guide at Glory Arch, the giant cave entrance with an impressive opening to the sky, the Glory Hole. From there you’ll explore a series of enormous chambers seemingly fit for royalty—like Queen’s Chamber, with its immense stalactites and intriguing crystal formations.

In Smugglers Passage look up to see the ancient spiral of a dry stream carved in the ceiling. Here the cave walls also bear signatures of European settlers written during colonial times. Helictite Chamber will delight you with its delicate crystal formations that glitter and point in every direction. Finally, you’ll explore the mysterious Devils Kitchen, with its trove of stunning calcite crystals.

If North Glory Cave has you curious to see more of this remarkable cave system, why not combine your visit with a self-guided tour of South Glory Cave just next door? Back outside, there’s plenty more to do. Scenic Yarrangobilly River walk is nearby if you’d like to stretch your legs in the open air. Be sure to remember your swimmers for an unforgettable visit to magical Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool, naturally heated year-round to 27°C.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/OEH

    South Glory Cave

    This cave is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Take a leisurely self-guided tour through the lofty chambers of South Glory Cave. Absorb the wonders of the largest cave in the Yarrangobilly area of Kosciuszko National Park.

  • Yarrangobilly River walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Clint and Todd Wright

    Yarrangobilly River walk

    Follow the family-friendly Yarrangobilly River walk, at Yarrangobilly Caves, beside the crystal-clear river. Enjoy the views, spot wildlife, and stop for a swim at the Thermal Pool along the way.

 

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Inside the entrance of North Glory Cave, looking out towards Kosciuszko National Park at Yarrangobilly Caves. Photo: Murray Vanderveer © DPIE