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South Glory Cave

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Take a leisurely self-guided tour through the lofty chambers of South Glory Cave, and absorb the wonders of the largest cave in the Yarrangobilly area of Kosciuszko National Park.

Type
Show caves
Where
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for all ages. Moderate fitness required. The path is 470m long, with 206 steps and several ramps.
Price
  • Self-guided cave tour: Adult $18 per person. Concession $13 per person. Family $45.
  • 2-cave pass: Adult $30 per person. Concession $23 per person. Family $75.
  • 3 cave pass: Adult $45 per person. Concession $35 per person. Family $100.
  • Family price includes 2 adults and up to 3 school-age children.
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
9.30am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day. Self-guided tours take around 45mins.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing
Bookings
Bookings not required. Buy tickets at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre. before your tour. For further information and group discounts, call the visitor centre on 02 6454 9597.
Please note
  • You’ll need to buy a cave tour ticket at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre before entering this cave.
  • The cave entrance is inside Glory Arch. Access is via a 500m gravel track starting at Glory Cave carpark. The self-guided tour exits a few metres from the carpark.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a jacket – the average temperature in this cave is 10˚C and it's usually damp.

South Glory Cave never fails to astonish. Europeans first explored this underworld in 1834. Like them, you’ll be awestruck by the immense size of its limestone chambers, decorations and rock piles.

The cave is accessed along a 500m gravel track, taking you from Glory Cave carpark to Glory Arch, with its impressive opening to the sky.

This self-guided experience means you can explore the cave at your own pace, with information signs throughout and sensor lights that switch on as you approach. You’ll see the white formations of the Ice Age Chamber, others known as the ‘Lamb’s Fleece’ and ‘Judge’s Wig’, and even a daylight hole 55m above you.

Combine your underground adventure with the scenic Yarrangobilly Caves river walk, and take a dip in the inviting Thermal Pool, which stays 27˚C year-round.

You can also join guided tours of some of Yarrangobilly Caves’ more intimate and delicately decorated show caves.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer