Blue Waterholes series

Part of the Kosciuszko National Park NSW, Blue Waterholes can be found at the northern end of the Long Plain Rd past the Cooleman Cottage. Access is via the Snowy Mountains Highway then Long Plain Road. At Blue Waterholes there is one of the most extensive karst landscapes in NSW.

Its higher elevations on the western side are alpine meadows, with occasional sinkholes where the roof of a cave system has collapsed diverting the surface runoff underground. Cooleman Sinkholes 1 and Cooleman Sinkholes 2 represent some of the numerous sinkholes in Cave Creek at its headwaters in the Cooleman Ranges:

Further downstream a valley has been eroded, and except for during storms is mostly dry as seen in Cave Creek 1: