Glory Farm walk
Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park
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.
- 2.8km return
- Time suggested
- 45min - 1hr 30min
- Grade 3
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- Remember to bring your swimming gear if you plan to enjoy a dip in the thermal pool.
This extension to the Thermal Pool walk takes you to the historic Glory Hole Farm site. It's also easily combined with the longer Yarrangobilly River walk for a 4.2km loop.
Before you set out, stop for a dip in the natural spring waters of the thermal pool or enjoy a picnic. From the thermal pool, it's 100m to the track head, then a gentle 600m walk to the farm, along the eastern banks of Yarrangobilly River.
Henry Harris grew all the meat and vegetables for the Kiandra miners at his farm here in the late 1800s. There’s not much left of the farm these days – though you’ll see remnants of an old colonial oven, building foundations, and a small cemetery.
The non-native plantings of the old farm are contrast with the native bushland, particularly during autumn when their leaves change colours. In spring and early summer, wattles bloom gold while bitter peas burst into yellow and red. If you're keen to learn more about the Yarrangobilly Valley's rich history be sure to drop into the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.
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- 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