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Autumn colour and family fun at Buchan Caves Reserve

Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Mild weather and gorgeous tree colours make autumn the best time for a family visit to Buchan Caves Reserve. It’s especially good for kids as there are heaps of outdoors things to do besides checking out the wonderful caves. It’s a safe, friendly environment for young children with plenty of space for riding bicycles, playing ball games or just exploring. There are lots of friendly kangaroos around and flocks of native birds such as White Winged Choughs, Parrots and Wrens.

Around the caves area are some great walking tracks like the Moon Hill which takes only half an hour to get up to an excellent viewpoint overlooking the whole reserve. It takes you right past the Moon Cave, so take a torch so you can have a look inside the front of it.

The longer and more adventurous Spring Creek Walk takes around two hours. It splits into the higher Tea Tree Track and the lower Kanooka Track which meet at the Spring Creek Falls. The Tea Tree Track is steeper on its way up to the falls, so best to take that first. You will notice as you walk uphill that the rock type changes from the grey Buchan Caves Limestone to the older brownish and moss covered Snowy River Volcanic. At the end of the track are some great views from an elevated platform.

On the way back take the lower Kanooka Track which crosses the creek many times and goes through lovely areas of riparian rainforest vegetation. You will see bright green mossy rocks, beautiful ferns and huge trees. Keep an eye and an ear out for Lyrebirds, Kookaburras and King Parrots and maybe a Gippsland Water Dragons near the creek. Then cool off in the natural spring swimming pool, unheated of course.

There are lots of options for staying for more than a day, ranging from powered tent and van sites to glam camping in a Wilderness Retreat or a self-contained cabin.

Ranger in Charge Dale Calnin says the Easter long weekend is a very busy time at the reserve, and recommends visiting either side of that time.

For more information and detailed maps visit the Buchan Caves Reserve page and download the Park Note.



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