Buchan Caves Reserve

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Buchan Caves Reserve
Category: Boats & Watersports

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Phone
03 8627 4699
Website
www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
Address
Caves Rd, Buchan VIC, 3885
 

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Near the township of Buchan, lies a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations. Buchan 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. The Caves Reserve was established to cater to the needs of the thousands of visitors who visit the caves each year. Things to Do * Visit the caves. Guided tours are conducted daily in Royal Cave and Fairy Cave. Both caves are lit and have walk-ways. Royal Cave has beautiful calcite-rimmed Fairy Cave has elaborate stalactites and stalagmites. * Tours to 'wild' unlit caves can be arranged for small groups. Other caves have been opened and tours of the less accessible Murrindal Caves, just north of Buchan, can be booked. * Walk the Spring Creek track (90 minutes return) and try the shorter walks in the area. * Swim in the pool fed by a natural spring. Facilities * The Caves Reserve has a swimming pool, playground, picnic ground, toilets, kiosk and an information centre. * There are 49 powered campsites - booking is required at Easter and during the summer holiday period. * The kiosk is open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. * Guided tours run regularly from 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM. * Hotel, motel, cabin and flat accommodation are available in Buchan.

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    Near the township of Buchan, lies a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations. Buchan 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. The Caves Reserve was established to cater to the needs of the thousands of visitors who visit the caves each year. Things to Do * Visit the caves. Guided tours are conducted daily in Royal Cave and Fairy Cave. Both caves are lit and have walk-ways. Royal Cave has beautiful calcite-rimmed Fairy Cave has elaborate stalactites and stalagmites. * Tours to 'wild' unlit caves can be arranged for small groups. Other caves have been opened and tours of the less accessible Murrindal Caves, just north of Buchan, can be booked. * Walk the Spring Creek track (90 minutes return) and try the shorter walks in the area. * Swim in the pool fed by a natural spring. Facilities * The Caves Reserve has a swimming pool, playground, picnic ground, toilets, kiosk and an information centre. * There are 49 powered campsites - booking is required at Easter and during the summer holiday period. * The kiosk is open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. * Guided tours run regularly from 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM. * Hotel, motel, cabin and flat accommodation are available in Buchan.

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Holidays | Wildlife | Guided Tours | Caves