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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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


Buchan Caves Reserve on Krauatungalung Country, is highly significant to Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners due to its remarkable Aboriginal cultural heritage. Buchan Caves Reserve is one of the jointly managed parks within Gippsland. The Joint Management agreement recognises the fact that the Gunaikurnai people hold Aboriginal Title and maintain a strong connection to Country.

Discover Victoria’s largest cave system, a landscape perfect for a picnic and a place to camp under the stars.

Book a guided tour of Buchan Caves - a honeycomb of spectacular limestone formations carved by an underground river almost 400 million years ago. Choose from Fairy Cave, Royal Cave, or both and marvel at the magnificent stalactite and stalagmite forms, pillars and rim pools, as well as vast open caverns and an ancient flowing stream. A guided tour is the only way to see this remarkable cave system. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Before your visit, check the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website for updates and familiarise yourself with important bushfire safety information. Visit Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.

Map & Directions

Caves Road, Buchan 3885

Phone 131963