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Amazing patterns - Fairy Cave

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Beauty of Nature

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Way to Fairy Cave

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Camp Grounds

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You get vistors at night coming to say hello

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Camp Kitchen

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river and picnic tables

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Camp Grounds

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Wilderness retreats

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Buchan Caves

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  • Powered camp sites numbered 10 through to 20 are currently closed from 30 March to April 30 due to re-seeding and growing of new grass works. at Camping and cabins
    Thursday 31 March, 2016 |
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Medium walk / Day walk
Short walk
Wilderness retreats

Near the township of Buchan, lies a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations.

The caves were formed by underground rivers cutting through limestone rock. The formations are created by rain water seeping through cracks and dissolving some of the limestone. As each droplet comes through the roof it deposits calcite which crystallises in a small ring. In time, stalactites are formed on the roof of the cave, and stalagmites build up from droplets which fall to the floor.

Discover the beautiful calcite-rimmed pools of Royal Cave and the elaborate stalactites and stalagmites of Fairy Cave on a guided tour. Tours are conducted daily.

Camping and accommodation bookings

Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

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Gunaikurnai Joint Management Plan

The Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board (GKTOLMB) are currently developing a Joint Management Plan in consultation with Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning. The plan will cover the ten parks and reserves for which the Gunaikurnai have gained Aboriginal Title as a result of the 2010 Traditional Owners Land Management Agreement.

The plan will supersede any existing plans and set out objectives for achieving sustainable management within the existing legal framework and in accordance with recognised management principles. It will also provide strategic and operational direction for the ongoing management of these parks and reserves. 

If you would like to be involved please visit The draft plan is due to be released for public comment toward the end of 2015.


Aboriginal Traditional Owners


The Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners' strong connection with the land has been legally recognised in a settlement agreement that enables them to jointly manage 10 parks in Eastern Victoria, including Buchan Caves Reserve.


Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria



respecting our culture certified    eco certified
Buchan Caves is eco-certified and committed to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.

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buchan caves - inside

Cave tours

Guided tours are conducted daily in Royal Cave and Fairy Cave. Both caves are lit and have concrete pathways. Buchan…



Buchan Caves Reserve boasts an impressive system of walking tracks. For the short easy walks, all you need are sturdy…


Camping and cabins

A range of camping options are available. The campground has 41 sites with power and an additional 21 sites without…



Take a refreshing dip on a hot summers day. The swimming pool is fed from an underground stream, and is…

Buchan Caves Stairclimber

Buchan Caves Stairclimber

Both Fairy Cave and Royal Cave have many steps, narrow passageways and uneven ground making general cave access for visitors…

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Kiosk
  • Campsites
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Playground
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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