East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Buchan Caves Reserve

Buchan National Parks and Reserves

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Overview

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

Description

Some fire-affected areas within Buchan Caves Reserve are closed for safety reasons. Please visit the Parks Victoria website for the latest information.

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, stalagmites build up from droplets which fall to the floor.

Discover the calcite-rimmed pools of Royal Cave, the stalactites and stalagmites of Fairy Cave on a daily guided tour.

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

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.

Map & Directions

Caves Road

Phone 131963