Castle Cave walk
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
Castle Cave walk is a short, scenic walking track at Yarrangobilly Caves. It's easily combined with a cave tour, summer fishing or birdwatching, in northern Kosciuszko National Park.
- 3.2km return
- Time suggested
- 45min - 1hr 15min
- Grade 2
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- For guided and self-guided tours of caves, you’ll need to buy tickets before you start the walk at Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.
This inspiring walk for photographers, birdwatchers and bushwalkers, starts from Glory Cave carpark at Yarrangobilly Caves. Follow the path above the Yarrangobilly River, passing Glory Arch and South Glory Cave, as you head towards Castle Cave.
Along the way you'll see dry stone walls, built from hand cut limestone in days past. Continue below spectacular limestone cliffs until the track veers left to Mill Creek Gorge, and on to Castle Cave.
Ask the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre about guided tours through Castle Cave, before you start the walk. South Glory Cave is open year-round for self-guided tours, and makes a great detour as you head back along the track. You'll need to buy tickets for all caves from the visitor centre.
In warmer months, why not extend your walk to visit the Yarrangobilly River and Thermal Pool. Enjoy fishing and swimming in the pristine mountain waters, while the currawongs and kookaburras chatter in the trees. Winter often blankets the area in snow and offers the chance to see glistening icicles clinging to the South Glory Cave entrance.
With overnight options at nearby historic Yarrangobilly Caves House and Lyrebird Cottage, you might be tempted to linger a while in the magnificent high country.
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The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
- 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day
- 02 6454 9597
- 50 Yarrangobilly Caves Road, Yarrangobilly, NSW 2720
- in the Yarrangobilly area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Yarrangobilly area is open all year. See individual show caves and guided tours for times and prices. Additional tours run during NSW school holidays. Contact Yarrangobilly Caves on (02) 6454 9597 to confirm the tour times for your visit.
Park entry fees apply in the Yarrangobilly area
$4 per vehicle per day applies at Yarrangobilly Caves for motor vehicles without a Kosciuszko National Park day pass or NPWS All Parks annual pass.
See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.
You’ll need to buy a ticket or cave pass from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre to visit all Yarrangobilly’s caves.Buy annual pass