Kosciuszko National Park
COVID-safe cave tours
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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.
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The Yarrangobilly area, between Tumut and Cooma, is a great base for the whole family. Come and explore the natural wonders of northern Kosciuszko and Snowy Mountains Highway.
Discover some of the most beautiful limestone caves in Australia, with 6 show caves open to the public. Stop by Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre for tickets and tips first. Then step into the depths of South Glory Cave on a self-guided tour through its lofty chambers. Join a daily guided tour of Jillabenan Cave's delicate stalagmites, stalactites, shawls and cave corals. Or, see Jersey Cave’s rare black flowstones.
More amazing caves and tours are available during school holidays. Try hands-on geology and Aboriginal culture tours, or Castle Cave tours by headlight. Ask the visitor centre about customised group tours, school excursions. They can also help with meetings and weddings.
Above ground, a swim in the outdoor thermal pool is a magical experience. The pool's fed by a natural spring with water staying 27ºC year-round. Keep an eye out for superb blue wrens as you swim. Then follow the Yarrangobilly River walk back to Glory Arch walk and carpark, or South Glory Cave. At dawn and dusk you might see a platypus in the river.
The rugged karst landscape is a backdrop for great walks, wildlife and bird watching. Stay a night or 2 at beautifully restored Caves House or Lyrebird Cottage, or camp nearby and delve deeper into the Snowy Mountains. You can also try our lesser-known campgrounds in northern Kosciuszko.
Highlights in this area
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
Get your All Parks annual pass before you leave for your Snowy Mountains break. Buy online and start using straight away. It's a faster, easier way to buy and use your annual pass.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in 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.
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
Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
02 6454 9597
Contact hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day
- 50 Yarrangobilly Caves Road, Yarrangobilly, NSW 2720
- Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
Tumut Region Visitor Centre
02 6947 7025
Contact hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- Tumut Region Visitor Centre