Jillabenan Cave


Useful Information

Location: 77 km from Tumut, 109 km from Cooma. 6.5 km dirt road, in good order and well maintained.
Open: All year daily 15. Closed Christmas Day. [2004]
Fee: Adults AUD 13, Children AUD 8.50. Vehicle Park Entry Fee AUD 3. [2004]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: A=975 m asl
Guided tours: L=73 m, St=20, D=60 min.
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Address: Yarrangobilly Caves, P.O.Box 472, Tumut. NSW. 2720, Tel: +61-64-54-9597, Fax: +61-64-54-9598. E-mail: contact
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History

1910 Jillabenan Cave discovered by Leo Hoad.

Description

Jillabenan Cave is the smallest cave at Yarrangobilly. Being only 73 m long and with only 20 steps it is ideal for elderly visitors. Said to be one of the richest decorated caves in Australia, it is despite its small size well worth a visit. This is one of the older caves in the area, estimated 2 Million years old, which is a lot of time for the speleothems to grow.