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Nearby NSW destinations
• The Alpine Way
• Kosciuszko Road
• Kosciuszko National Park
• Snowy Mountains


• Caves, Karst, Speleology


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• Byron Bay
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Located within Kosciuszko National Park on the Snowy Mountains Highway is the locality of Yarrangobilly and the Yarrangobilly Caves and Thermal Pool. Access is 77 km south of Tumut, 102 km north of Cooma and 105 km north-east of Khancoban via the Cabramurra Road.

There are a number of short walks located within the Yarrangobilly area. Guided and self guided tours of the Yarrangobilly Caves are available, with torchlight tours arranged by special request. Tickets are purchased at the Information Centre, including maps and information of the Kosciuszko National Park. The picnic facilities include gas and wood fired BBQ. There is also a thermal pool with a constant 27 degrees Celsius temperature, all year round. Some tent sites are available. Limited tent sites available.
 

Yarrangobilly Thermal Pool.The caves are in a limestone belt, approximately 1.5 kilometres wide and 14 kilometres long that was formed about 440 million years ago from the shells and skeletons of sea animals. About 40 million years ago, the whole area was pushed 1,200 metres above sea level.

Today there are six caves open for inspection including North Glory Cave, Glory Hole Cave (for self-guided tours), Jillabenan Cave and Jersey Cave (for guided tours) and the Castle and Harrie Wood caves (by appointment).

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Yarrangobilly Caves Information Centre
Snowy Mountains Highway
YARRANGOBILLY CAVES
Ph: 02 6454 9597
Open
7 Days 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Yarrangobilly Caves Attractions

The Glory Hole at the entrance to the South Glory Cave.Yarrangobilly Caves
• There are 3 caves open for regular guided and self-guided tours:
  • South Glory Cave
    At less than 100,000 years old, this is the youngest cave on show at Yarrangobilly. First explored in 1834, the South Glory Cave contains massive decorations and vast rockpiles. There are interpretive information and automated feature lights in this self-guided tour cave.
     
  • Jersey Cave
    In this cave, come and enjoy some of the features that journey back over 700,000 years in time. The cave is noted for the rare displays of black and grey flowstones. Jersey Cave is home to some of the most stunning and diverse cave decorations found at Yarrangobilly, such as the Cleopatra's Needle, a 4 metre stalagmite that almost touches the caves ceiling.
     
  • Jillabenan Cave
    Despite being the smallest cave on show at Yarrangobilly, the Jillabenan is possibly the oldest, at around 2 million years. It features impressive displays of delicate cave formations including straw stalactites, shawls, cave corals and mysterious helictites.

Bush walks and the Thermal Pool
• The place abounds with flora and fauna, with some great bird watching, photography or just enjoying the summer wildflowers. There are bush walks and a 20 m long thermal pool (at a constant 27ºC) where you can enjoy a soothing swim. The distance to the Thermal Pool from it's car park is 1.4 km return (please be advise that the walk includes steep grades. Pit toilets, change rooms, picnic and BBQ facilities are also available. There is access to the river. Care should be taking when using the pool as the algae growth can be quite slippy, especially in the shallow pool.
WHAT TO BRING:

Fuel - there is no fuel supply at the caves.

Food
- the visitors Centre sells only drinks and confectionary.

Warm Clothing - the caves are cool at 9ºC to 11ºC.

Sturdy Shoes - enclosed footwear is recommended.

Raincoat, Sunscreen and Hat - conditions can change quickly, be prepared.

Snow Chains - may be required during winter. Please ensure you check road conditions.
Source: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service - Yarrangobilly Caves
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Yarrangobilly Caves Distance

Distance to Yarrangobilly Caves
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Yarrangobilly Caves:
  Km
• Adaminaby 58
• Adelong 90
• Berridale 115
• Cabramurra 36
• Cooma 111
• Gundagai 104
  Km
• Jindabyne 143
• Khancoban 104
• Sydney 475
• Talbingo 31
• Tumut 70
• Wagga Wagga 172
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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