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Yarrangobilly River walk

Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yarrangobilly River walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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

    From Cooma:

    • Travel south through Cooma for around 7km
    • Turn right onto Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for approximately 110km
    • Turn left into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
    • Follow the one-way unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves.

    From the Hume Highway:

    • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut
    • Turn left onto Snowy Mountains Highway and head south for approximately 75km
    • Turn right into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
    • Follow the one-way unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves.

    River walk starts from Glory Hole carpark or the Thermal Pool carpark, past Caves House.

    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 Live Traffic website for road conditions.

    Parking

    • Parking is available at Glory Hole carpark.
    • Please note park entry fees apply for vehicles without a Kosciuszko National Park day pass or All Parks annual pass.
    • Bus parking is available – contact the visitor centre on 02 6454 9597 for access.

    Facilities

    Toilets and picnic tables are located at the Thermal Pool, which you pass along this track, or next to the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.

    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 Plus 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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Fishing

    You can fish in rivers and streams between the October and June long weekends. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required to fish in all waters. Fishing in dams and lakes is permitted year-round, but some waterways may close temporarily or have restrictions. Refer to the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide for information.

    Prohibited

    Drones

    Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

    This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

    Commercial filming and photography

    Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

    Map of Yarrangobilly Caves River walk in Kosciuszko National Park

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