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Well, it's time for some notes! I've been quite busy lately, so I haven't been writing much about my photos. You're probably sick of me saying "Another shot of the Glory Hole Cave" lol.

So, here goes:
The Glory Hole Cave is one of a number of the Yarrangobilly Caves. There are estimated to be about 60 caves in the area, but 4 are open for the public to see. These are South Glory Cave (pictured), North Glory Cave, Jersey and Jillabenan.
For some decades now, it has been argued that the Yarrangobilly Caves would certainly be more admired than the Jenolan Caves, if they were closer to Sydney and the coast. I suppose you will have to judge for yourself :P
I personally have been to both the Jenolan and Yarrongabilly Caves, but I have only seen one cave out of each of them, so I cannot really judge.
Out of the two that I have seen, 'The Temple of Baal' in the Jenolan Caves and 'South Glory Hole Cave' in Yarrangobilly, I would have to say 'The Temple of Baal' was more spectacular, however we spent more time in that cave than in the 'Glory Hole Cave' (we were in such a rush with this one unfortunately. I would have loved to stay longer and appreciate its beauty more.)
I hope to go back and visit both the cave systems again, visiting more of the caves. Then I will let you know which one is the best :)

Out of the Yarrangobilly Caves, Jillabenan is thought to be the best.
The Yarrangobilly Caves are located in Kosciuszko NP, New South Wales, 77 km from Tumut and 109 km from Cooma. They are 975 m above sea level and are reached by a one-way, 6.5-km dirt road which is in good order and well maintained.

The South Glory Cave (where I went) is a pleasant walk to the Glory Hole, a huge cave with a gaping arch facing the Yarrangobilly river. The tour of this cave is self-guided, which allows visitors to explore through the caverns, reading the signs and inspecting the formations. The distance through the cave is about 470 metres with 206 steps rising about 45 metres.
You can see some of its interesting formations in my photo.

I've added two photos of the actual Glory Hole (a hole in the roof from when the roof collapsed in times past) in the workshops. They are not the best pictures (very overexposed), so that is why I haven't included them in my normal posts.

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