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Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool, fed by a natural spring, is a magical swimming spot that’s easily combined with a picnic and walk in the Yarrangobilly area of Kosciuszko National Park.

In a pristine mountain river setting, you probably wouldn’t expect to find a pool, never mind one permanently heated to 27ºC by a natural spring. But that’s exactly what you’ll discover at Yarrangobilly Caves.

The main pool overflows with a gentle cascade into a children’s wading pool.

In summer, come here for a quick swim and a picnic. In winter, it’s magical to float in the warmth and watch steam rise from the water’s surface, as snow blankets the ground around you.

There’s a picnic area next to the pool, as well as change rooms and toilets. Access is via the short but steep thermal pool walk, or along Yarrangobilly River walk loop.


  • Visitors swim in the thermal pool, Yarrangobilly area of Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Boen Ferguson/OEH.

    Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk

    Take the short Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool walk and enjoy a swim in the spring-fed natural pool. It's easily combined with a picnic, bushwalk or cave tour 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.

  • Glory Farm walk beside the Yarrangobilly River, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

    Glory Farm walk

    Glory Farm walk is an easy extension to the thermal pool walk at Yarrangobilly Caves. Follow the Yarrangobilly River to the site of Henry Harris’s Glory Hole Farm.

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