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Yarrangobilly Caves: Thermal Pool walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yarrangobilly Caves: Thermal Pool walk.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    15 - 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    0.7km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Yarrangobilly Caves: Thermal Pool walk is in the northern area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

    From the Monaro Highway:

    • At Cooma, take the Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for approximately 110km
    • Turn left into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
    • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Continue past the visitor centre and turn into the first road on the right and follow to the end

    From the Hume Highway:

    • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut
    • Continue on Snowy Mountains Highway south for approximately 75km
    • Turn right into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
    • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Continue past the visitor centre and turn into the first road on the right and follow to the end

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Yarrangobilly Caves entrance and exit roads are graded gravel. They're suitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles up to 12.5m in length, however the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) advise that the roads are unsuitable for caravans.
    • RMS recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in case of extreme weather. Visit the Life Traffic website for road conditions.

    Parking

    Parking is available at Thermal Pool carpark. Please note park entry fees apply for vehicles without a Kosciuszko National Park day pass or NPWS All Parks annual pass.

    Bus parking is available – contact the visitor centre on (02) 6454 9597 for access.

    Facilities

    There’s a picnic area adjacent to the pool, as well as change rooms and toilets.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Alpine safety

    Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Water activities

    Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Yarrangobilly Caves: Thermal Pool walk

    Operated by

    • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
    • 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day
    • 02 6454 9597
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW 2720

    Park info

    Visitor centre

    Thermal Pool, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer