Iconic Victorian landmark set to reopen

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Following the devastating fires that hit East Gippsland this summer, Buchan Caves Reserve is ready to offer the popular underground cave tours again from Saturday 7 March 2020, in time for the long weekend. 

Visitors will be able to book a guided tour of either Royal or Federal Cave, six weeks earlier than originally anticipated due to the completion of geotechnical and other risk assessments.  

Visitors can make the most of their stay this long weekend with access to the beautiful grounds for picnics and barbecues, camping under the stars or an overnight stay at the historic Caves House. 

Buchan Caves Reserve is one of 10 parks jointly managed with the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation in Gippsland (GLaWAC). The Joint Management agreement recognises that the Gunaikurnai people hold Aboriginal Title and maintain a strong connection to Country

Parks Victoria and GLaWAC looks forward to working together on the future offering of the Buchan Caves Reserve following the recent Victorian Government funding announcement of $2 million towards the restoration of the parks infrastructure. 

Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria Acting Regional Director- Eastern Victoria Chris Corbell 
“We are delighted that we have been able to surpass our original timeframe and reopen the underground cave tours earlier in time for the long weekend.” 
“I look forward to seeing visitors back at the Buchan Caves Reserve and being able to explore the beauty both above and below the ground.” 

Quotes attributable to GLaWAC Chief Executive Officer Roger Fenwick 
“GLAWAC is committed to supporting the community of Buchan and this wonderful area through well planned recovery programs, along with developing the park in accord with the Joint Management Plan 2019.” 


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