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Camp Kitchen

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Camp Grounds

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Buchan Caves

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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.

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Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

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Aboriginal Traditional Owners


Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunaikurnai identify the Buchan Caves Reserve as their Traditional Country.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria


eco certifiedBuchan Caves is eco-certified and committed to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.


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Cave tours

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


Camping and cabins

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

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Stay in a Wilderness Retreat

Located in a tranquil area of the campground, Wilderness Retreats at Buchan Caves Reserve provide a “close to nature” experience…



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



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

Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

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

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Junior Ranger holiday program

31 Dec 2014 12:00am - 12 Jan 2015 12:00pm

Join in for some fun ranger-guided activities these holidays.

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Federal Cave Tour

5 Jan 2015 9:30am-10:30am

This historical is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves. Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view this section of the cave system which is so very different from the Royal and the Fairy…

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Spring Creek Cave Tour

5 Jan 2015 10:00am-11:30am

Get down and get dirty!! Ever wanted to go on an underground adventure, crawling through caves just like our early explorers? Then Spring Creek is for you. Helmets, lights and overalls provided. Tours are led by an experienced ranger. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour.

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Lilly Pilly Cave Tour

6 Jan 2015 10:00am-11:30am

A rare opportunity to visit spectacular caves located to the north of Buchan. Be prepared for something very special. The tour requires a 14 km drive north of Buchan and a reasonable level of fitness.

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June 1984



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