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Bluff lookout walk is a 2km, grade 4 One Way hike located in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
While many walks in the Yarrangobilly area meander down towards the Yarrangobilly River and thermal pool, this one heads up to Bluff lookout. It can be quite a steep climb at times, but the rewards are many when you reach your destination.
From Glory Cave carpark, follow the loop road up Yarrangobilly Valley. Take a detour along Jillabenan Cave access track to look down upon Harrie Wood Gorge, before continuing a little further along the road to the Bluff lookout sign. The 150m track takes you to the lookout, perched high above Yarrangobilly Caves House. Soak in the views across the valley, and keep an eye out for birdlife and lizards.
From here, follow the track 500m downhill to the picnic area behind the visitor centre. If you’ve worked up an appetite, this is a scenic spot to cook up lunch on the free electric barbecues.
If you prefer a shorter walk, join the track from the small Bluff lookout carpark on Cave Loop Road. It’s a 300m return walk to the lookout.
About the Region
Yarrangobilly area of 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.
9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day
To Glory Hole carpark. Bluff lookout walk is in the Yarrangobilly area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:From the Monaro Highway:At Cooma, take the Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for approximately 110kmTurn left into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance RoadFollow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly CavesBluff lookout walk begins near Yarrangobilly Caves House.From the Hume Highway:At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to TumutContinue on Snowy Mountains Highway south for approximately 75kmTurn right into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance RoadFollow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly CavesBluff lookout walk begins near Yarrangobilly Caves House. Park entry points Glory Hole carpark See on map 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 Life Traffic website for road conditions. Parking Parking is available at Glory Cave carpark. You can also park on Cave Loop Road at the Bluff lookout sign, and walk the 300m return track to the lookout.
You can also park at the Bluff lookout sign on Cave Loop Road, where it’s an easy 300m return walk to the lookout.
This walk is easily combined with one of the daily tours of Jillabenan Cave.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.