Along the road to Gundagai

We packed up our stuff and left Jindabyne and headed for Adaminaby (for brekky) and then on to Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park. It took us about 2 hours from Jindabyne to get to the caves. The last section of about 6km is gravel road. We just missed the 10.30 tour but booked on for the 11.45am tour of the Jersey Caves.

We left the car at the car park and walked up to Jersey Caves car park and on to the lookout, while we waited for the tour to start:

Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Jersey Caves Lookout, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park

We wandered back to the car park and waited for the tour guide. She was a lovely older lady, who seemed really into it, even though she’d worked there 17 years! She explained a little about the cave formation and then took us through it. It was amazing! But cold! Glad I’d read the instructions and brought a jacket!!

Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Jersey Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park

After this cave, we went back to the visitor centre to buy some ice cream and then packed our swimmers and walked to the Thermal Pool. It was pretty warm by now, so the pool was an exciting prospect. The pool is always at 27 degrees – about the same as my pool at home when I go swimming – so it was nice, but we didn’t stay in very long. The bottom is sandy and has things growing on it and the sides are slimy with algae, but it’s supposed to be very clean as frogs live in it (didn’t see any). About 100,000 liters of water flow through it per hour – not that you can feel that in the pool…:

Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Thermal Pool, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park

Then we walked along the river on the River Walk:

River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
River Walk, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park

And then across to the Glory Cave, which is a self-guided one. I must admit to being a little disappointed with this one after the first cave. It’s really big and open at one end, but it’s not very well lit and it was just as well that Donald was wearing his LED headset for us to be able to see.

Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at South Glory Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park

This cave’s exit was back at the car park, which was good! There’s a little avenue of trees on the path that people normally take to go to the cave, and I wanted to photograph that:

Avenue path to Glory Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Avenue path to Glory Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Avenue path to Glory Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
Avenue path to Glory Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park

Then it was time to get on the road to Gundagai…We only stopped once at a lookout:

Black Perry Lookout, Kosciuszko National Park
Black Perry Lookout, Kosciuszko National Park
Black Perry Lookout, Kosciuszko National Park
Black Perry Lookout, Kosciuszko National Park
Black Perry Lookout, Kosciuszko National Park
Black Perry Lookout, Kosciuszko National Park

And then had a nice steak dinner at the pub, after checking in and a rest. Tomorrow we’ll go by the dog on the tuckerbox…

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