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Yarrangobilly River walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

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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.

3km loop
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and towel if you're planning to swim in the Thermal Pool.
  • You'll need to buy a ticket for the self-guided South Glory Cave from the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre before you enter the cave.

You could easily do this walk in a couple of hours, but what’s the rush? There’s not a lot more enticing than a picturesque stroll along the Yarrangobilly River and a dip in the Thermal Pool. 

Starting from Glory Hole carpark, this walk links up with the Thermal Pool, making it a popular loop that can be walked in either direction. Head up the Caves Exit Road to the Thermal Pool carpark, then descend into the valley to the pool and picnic area. Pack your swimsuit to enjoy a relaxing dip in the spring-fed natural waters, then when you're ready, follow the track as it meanders upstream beside the Yarrangobilly River.

Look out for lyrebirds, superb blue wrens, crimson rosellas and king parrots. If you're lucky, you might even spot a shy platypus in the river. They're most active around dawn and dusk.

The track then climbs up to meet Glory Arch walk. Turn right to return to Glory Hole carpark, or head left to explore the lofty chambers of South Glory Cave on a self-guided tour (you'll need a ticket from the Visitor Centre).

Fancy a longer walk? Yarrangobilly River walk can easily be combined with Glory Farm walk or Castle Cave walk

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

On the way

  • A man relaxes in the steaming waters of Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool, in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/DPIE.

    Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool

    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.


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Conservation program:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

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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