This extension to the Yarrangobilly Caves – Thermal Pool walk (1.4 kilometre return) takes you past the popular thermal pool, to the site of one of the area’s historic farms. Stop for a dip in the natural spring waters of the thermal pool, then continue on this 1.2 kilometre return hike from the pool, along the eastern banks of Yarrangobilly River, to Glory Hole Farm. Henry Harris grew all the meat and vegetables for the Kiandra miners at his farm here in the late 1800s.
There’s not much left of the farm these days – though you’ll see remnants of an old colonial oven, building foundations, and a small cemetery.
The non-native plantings of the old farm are a strong contrast to the bushland, particularly during autumn when their leaves change colours. In the spring and early summer, the wattles bloom gold and the bitter peas yellow and red. For more information on the history of the Yarrangobilly Valley be sure to drop into the Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre.