Buchan Caves – A Major Tourism Attraction For Visitors From All Over The World
Discover the beautiful underground wonderland inside Buchan Caves located near the township of Buchan approximately 104 km or 1hr 28 mins drive away from Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point.
Internationally renowned for their honeycombed beauty, Buchan Caves a group of magnificent limestone caves are attracting local visitors and tourists from right across the globe.
Located south-west of Buchan, in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, it boasts two spectacular caves named Royal Cave and Fairy Cave.
Guided tours are conducted daily (except on Christmas day) and both caves are lit with concrete pathways for a safe tour. Constant temperature of 15 °C (59 °F) is maintained so that the tours are comfortable all year round.
Discover unique experience for both caves with the stunning calcite-rimmed pools of Royal Cave to the elaborate stalactites and stalagmites of Fairy Cave.
Kids And Adults Alike Will Enjoy The Amazing Experience
The daily tour for both Royal Cave and Fairy Cave is worth going with the kids for the amazing experience and its educational purpose.
Set in a beautiful landscape underground, the whole family especially the kids will be amazed with the stunning sight inside the caves and capture photos for a memorable experience.
Royal Cave hosts gorgeous calcite-rimmed pools and Fairy Cave contains wonderful and intricate stalactites and stalagmites that sparkle like fairy dust.
If you simply can’t choose which cave to see, simply see both!
The pathway is designed to let families with kids walk at a comfortable pace so they can enjoy and listen and ask questions to the informative guides.
A new motorized all-terrain wheelchair and stair-climber were recently installed in the caves to make explorations more comfortable and available to even more people.
Eco-Certified Cave Tour And Eductional Nature-Based Experiece
The caves were formed millions of years ago by underground rivers cutting through limestone rock formations and forming unique underground pools and sparkly limestone stalactites and stalagmites.
Geologist Albert Ernest Kitson reserved the Buchan Caves area to protect the caves in 1887 before both main caves became open to the public in 1913 until now.
Today, the caves and its preserved and spectacular honeycomb limestone formations are protected and well maintained.
Buchan Cave Tour
Professionally guided tours of the Royal and Fairy Caves now operate daily, excluding Christmas Day. It’s an educational and historical tour with a unique opportunity to see and experience the wonders of nature.
Tickets to tour the Buchan caves can be pre-purchased online or they can easily be purchased the same day of your visit located in the Buchan Caves Reserve Visitor Centre.
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by guardian and all visitors are recommended to wear sturdy footwear for a safer experience during the exploration.
The Buchan Caves are situated within the Buchan Caves Reserve. The area is surrounded by trees and wildlife where you can see some lyrebirds and bellbirds. Its a great family tour to experience all together.