Improved experience at Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Visitors will soon enjoy safe visitor access to Princess Margaret Rose Cave and upgraded camping and visitor facilities in Lower Glenelg National Park on Gunditjmara Country as part of a $2 million investment into the region through the Victoria’s Great Outdoors program. 

Three friends chat together around a rock formation in an underground cave in Lower Glenelg National Park.

Princess Margaret Rose Cave is a well-known limestone cave, next to the Glenelg River and located in the Lower Glenelg National Park. 

Featuring actively growing stalactites, stalagmites and helictites, Princess Margaret Rose Cave, located on traditional Country of the Gunditjmara People, was formed in consolidated tertiary limestone between about 15 and 30 million years ago and later carved out by tidal waters from the Glenelg River around 800,000 years ago. A popular visitor destination, the cave is said to be most decorated cave per square metre anywhere in Australia. 

Redevelopment works will include essential safety works, upgrades to the existing visitor centre, (including internal interpretation displays), upgrades to cave lighting and electrical systems, pathways from the entry to the carpark, and upgrades to toilets. 

The essential safety works will see the reopening of the cave and provide a quality and contemporary visitor experience with improved safety, facilities and lighting. Upgrades to the Princess Margaret Rose Cave will provide economic opportunities and benefits for tourism operators and surrounding towns.

Subject to on-ground conditions, it is expected the full scope of works will be delivered in mid-2023 with further detail and precise timelines to follow.  

Victoria’s Great Outdoors is boosting regional tourism and making it easier for Victorians to enjoy nature by investing $105.6 million in better walking trails, campgrounds, four-wheel drive tracks and visitor facilities.  

For more information, visit the Princess Margaret Rose Cave project page.

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