Buchan Caves Reserves Accommodation

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.

Buchan Caves Guided 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

    Closure of Buchan Cave Tours due to COVID 19 restrictions

    At the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria has closed cave tours until further notice. Check our COVID-19 update for the latest information, and follow the health advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Partial Closure of Spring Creek Walking Track

    Kanooka Track is open but Tea Tree Track remains closed due to being fire and flood effected until further notice.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

    Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire 

    Hazardous Tree Removal

    Following the Black Summer 2019/2020 bushfires, damaged trees have become a significant risk to public safety and requires ongoing management in Buchan Caves Reserve.
     
    A large volume of hazardous tree material will be removed from the park visitor areas from October 11th to October 31st 2021.

    A hazardous tree has significant structural defects that increase the risk of falling, causing injury or death. These works are essential to ensure these popular visitor area remain open and is part of Parks Victoria's bushfire recovery work.

     

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