The damage done to the treasured Yarrangobilly Caves is "irreversible" after they were broken into but police are on the hunt for those responsible.
On Saturday, officers from Riverina Police District commenced an investigation after reports of damage inside a cave within Kosciuszko National Park.
Investigators have been told between October 17 and 23, Jillabenan Cave which forms a part of the Yarrangobilly Caves was broken into and the stalactites and speleothems (straws) inside the cave were damaged.
A NSW Police statement said a padlock securing the doorway into the cave was removed, and the power distribution board was also damaged.
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It also said the stalactites and "straws" within the cave are naturally formed, meaning that the damage is irreversible.
Anyone with information or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area is urged to contact Tumut Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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