The next day we packed up and moved the caravan to a camp that was a bit closer to our next days trips for a change of scenery. Long plains camping area had a hut-1906 which was the newest and largest in the area. It was sometimes used as a dance venue as the rooms were some of the biggest in the region at that time. There was an area for people camping with horses and the normal camping area that had a beautiful view out over Long Plain.
That evening we went down to the Murrumbidgee River not far from camp where it was a bit bigger and deeper. No leeches in this spot thankfully.
The next day we headed to the Yarrangobilly Caves, which were not far away down the Snowy Highway. These caves leave Jenolan for dead, they are sooo much more impressive. There are a number of caves and we opted to see 2. We started in South Glory cave which was self guided. It had automated lighting that lit up as you walked through. It was in the low 30’s outside temp and about 8deg inside this cave. It took about 45 min to walk through and we were looking forward to coming out to warm up. Jersey cave was guided by a very funny older park ranger who kept us (and the kids) entertained throughout. It was a stunning cave filled with large and small rooms and covered in crystals and the most amazing amount of different coloured formations. The grounds around the caves were beautiful. There was Caves House accomodation built in built in 1901 and many big old Northern hemisphere trees probably planted at the same time. It smelled like Europe in the summer not Australia, but nice.
After the caves we walked down to see the thermal pool they built on site with a 27c temp water all year long. This fed into the nearby Yarrangobilly River which we preferred to the pool.