Buchan Caves Reserves Accommodation

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Buchan Caves Accommodation

Stay in comfort in the historic Caves House at Buchan Caves. Rare and exotic trees, a pretty river and lyrebirds await.

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Buchan Caves Reserve has been severely impacted by the bushfires in East Gippsland on 30 December 2019. There was extensive damage to infrastructure and as a result the cabins and wilderness retreats are no longer available for booking. Current accommodation options in the reserve are Caves House and powered/unpowered camp sites.   

Caves House

Caves House is the former residence of the Moon family who ran tours of Buchan Caves in the early 1900s. Stay a night in the historic residence with all linen provided. Take in the views over the Buchan River and explore all Buchan Caves Reserve has to offer. This is the only site within the reserve where dogs are permitted. Dogs are can be walked along the Buchan River Flat and into the township but are not permitted past Caves House into the reserve.

Things to do in the area

 
Mother and young daughter look at the rock formations in the Fairy Cave at Buchan Caves Reserve.

Cave tours

Take a tour and explore elaborate stalactites and stalagmites, and beautiful calcite-rimmed pools of the Royal and Fairy Caves.
Family kicking a football outside their tent

Buchan Caves Reserve Campground

There are a range of powered campsites that are located on flat ground and generally close to the public amenities block. The sites allow vehicles to be parked within a few metres of each site. Campsites generally have a lawn surface and most sides have shade from trees.

How to get there

Buchan Caves Accommodation

Sites

Camping and Accommodation

Accommodation must be booked in advance.

Note - Buchan Caves Reserve has been severely impacted by the bushfires in East Gippsland on 30 December 2019. There was extensive damage to infrastructure and as a result the cabins and wilderness retreats are no longer available for booking. Current accommodation options in the reserve are Caves House and powered / unpowered camp sites.   

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Need to know

Buchan Caves Accommodation

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Buchan Caves Reserve

    Buchan Caves Reserve partial closures due to fire

    The following severely fire effected areas remain closed within the reserve for safety reasons;
     
    ·      Fairy Cave tours
    ·      Caves Reserve walking track
    ·      Spring Creek walking track
    ·      Partial closure of North Arm Camping area

    Hazardous tree removal at Buchan Caves Reserve

    Hazardous tree removal works will commence in Buchan Caves Reserve from Tuesday 9 February 2021.

    Contractors will be on-site removing a large volume of damaged trees from the December 2019 bushfires within the Buchan Caves Reserve Visitor Centre, Buchan Caves Reserve Campground, Royal Cave, Fairy Cave, Spring Creek Walk, and Buchan Caves Swimming Pool.

    Noise from contractors undertaking the tree removal works is to be expected within these areas during this time. Large machinery and equipment will also be operating within certain areas of the reserve. Some areas will also have limited access. Visitors need to adhere to safety signage and controls in place during this period.

    These works are essential to ensure the safe reopening of popular visitor areas and are part of Park Victoria's bushfire recovery work.

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