We are indeed lucky to have the Snowy Mountains in our backyard.

The Elm cottage experience offers you a 365 day holiday destination!

Yarrangobilly Caves

The Yarrangobilly Caves are located within Kosciuszko National Park and only 77km from Tumut. They are probably the most beautiful caves in Australia and well worth a day visit for you and your family or friends. Guided tours are available underground, or you can take a self guided tour, and of course the Thermal Pool has a constant temperature of 27 Degrees Celsius!
Note Caves are open 7 days a week except for Christmas Day.

Guided Tours are available daily from 23rd Sept – 29th Sept 11:00am   Jillabenan Cave (1 hr) 1:00pm     Jersey Cave (1½ hrs) 3:00pm     Jillabenan Cave (1 hr)

11:00am   Jillabenan Cave (1 hr) 1:00pm     Jersey Cave (1½ hrs) 3:00pm     Jillabenan Cave (1 hr)    SELF GUIDED CAVE TOUR  9:00am to 4:30pm - South Glory Cave self-guided cave tour (last tickets sold 4:00pm)


DISCOVERY TOURS   Geology for kids & adults:  1:30pm on Sat 30th Sept & Mon 2nd October (3 hrs)  Every rock tells a story. Participate in a hands-on session with one of our specialist geology guides, who will introduce you to some of the tricks and secrets geologists use to identify rocks, minerals and fossils.  Then apply what you have learnt on a tour through the vast and varied North Glory Cave. 

Harrie Wood Cave:  9am & 10am on Sun 24th Sep & Fri 29th September (1½ hrs)  Descend into this richly decorated 80m long old tourist cave, now open after 11 years of cave research. You will be issued with a torch and your guide will explain how stalagmites, like trees, contain growth rings and can be viewed as archives of the past. View the Temple of the Thousand Idols, the heritage crystal bucket and the climate change science monitoring equipment. (Ages 6yrs+. Average fitness req’d; no crawling.)

Castle Cave:  12.30pm & 2pm on Sun 24th & Fri 29th September (2½ hrs) 9am, 12.30pm & 2pm on Sun 1st & Wed 4th October (2½ hrs) Those with a sense of adventure and looking for a special experience can accompany one of our dedicated and experienced guides to discover this magnificent cave. (Ages 6yrs+. Average fitness required; no crawling)  Looking for something extra? If there are no Discovery tours offered during your visit and you are particularly keen please contact us and we will see if we can accommodate your request. 

North Glory & Smugglers Passage: 1:00pm on Mon 25th September (1½ hrs) Explore the impressive North Glory Cave and its ancient stream passages. It features the immense stalactites of Queens Chamber, the remarkable Helictite Chamber within smugglers passage and the Devils Kitchen.

Eco-Tech Tour: 2pm on Mon 25th September (1½ hrs) + by request  Experience the inner workings of the Yarrangobilly Precinct on this behind the scenes tour which includes: 1938 hydro power generation, gas co-generation, Caves House restoration, chemical free sewage treatment, black water reuse and alpine grass nursery.

Thermal Pool: Open from dawn until dusk, 27°C all year round. The Yarrangobilly river runs adjacent to the thermal pool so grab your rod and throw in a line, go for a bushwalk or bring your family for a relaxing barbeque in the high country.  Places are limited. 

For bookings please call Yarrangobilly Caves Visitors Centre on (02) 6454 9597.  Payment is non-refundable and is required at time of booking.  To avoid disappointment bookings are recommended. (Phone between 9am – 5pm).
Yarrangobilly  Caves Kosciuszko National Park 
Castle Cave - King Solomons Temple.
Daily from 30rd Sept – 07th Oct 10:30am   Jersey Cave (1½ hrs) 12:00pm   Jillabenan Cave (1 hr) 2:00pm     Jersey Cave (1½ hrs) 3:30pm     Jillabenan Cave (1 hr)

Adelong Falls

Just outside Adelong is the heritage-listed Adelong Falls, a historic gold mining settlement. Fabulous views from the viewing platform down onto the battery complex with its historic mining equipment, and 3 marked trails from which you can explore the historic remains.

Well worth a visit and a great place for a family picnic.

Brumbies

Brumbies abound in our area, with many herds of the free-roaming feral horses to be found in the Snowy Mountain region.

Brumbies are the descendants of escaped or lost horses, dating back in some cases to those belonging to the early European settlers. To some, they are regarded as an environmental pest, but to others they are beautiful specimens living wild and independently of humans.

You can best come across mobs of Brumbies in the forests east of Blowering, or in the evening up on the Snowy Mountains highway towards Selwyn. You should take extreme care driving on the highway at night because of the abundance of wild life, not only including brumbies but also huge mobs of kangaroos as well as other animals. They are prone to stand on the Highway at night and are difficult to see given their natural colours, so cautious driving at a slow speed is recommended.

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Contact Elm Cottage

Phone. 02 6947 5818  |  Email. info@elmcottage.com.au
Address. Little River Road Tumut NSW 2720
Postal. PO Box 40 Tumut NSW 2720

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