Buchan Caves Reserves Accommodation

Buchan Caves Reserves Accommodation

Buchan Caves Accommodation

Buchan Caves Accomodation

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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

Book a guided tour and explore elaborate stalactites and stalagmites, and beautiful calcite-rimmed pools of the Royal and Fairy Caves. Bookings are essential and must be made 24-hours in advance.
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

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region

    Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region
     
    Deer control operations (ground and aerial) will be carried out across the following parks and reserves between October 2022 and June 2023. 
     
    • Alpine National Park
      • Mount Bogong & Bogong High Plains
      • Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains
      • Feathertop
      • Foothills and Southern Alps
      • Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy
    • Buchan Caves Reserve
    • Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    • Cape Conran Coastal Park
    • Coopracambra NP
    • Croajingolong NP
    • Errinundra NP
    • Lake Tyers State Park
    • Baw Baw NP
    • Mount Buffalo NP
    • Snowy River NP
    • Upper Murray - Wabba Wilderness, Burrowa Pine NP, Mt Mittamitite
    • Wilsons Prom NP
     
    More information on temporary park closures for aerial shooting operations will be provided in the coming weeks
     
     For more information on deer control to protect native species visit parks.vic.gov.au.

  • Buchan Caves Day Visitor Area (Buchan (AT) Cave Reserve)

    Buchan Caves Reserve swimming pool reopening update

    Parks Victoria and GLaWAC are working with Heritage Victoria on the commitment to reopen the Buchan Caves Reserve swimming pool and the final approval processes for the permit are occurring with Heritage Victoria.

    Under the reopening, the pool will be converted from spring-fed to a closed loop filtered swimming pool and the water treated to meet water safety regulations. 

    Subject to permit approvals and any conditions, we expect the work to be completed and the pool will be able to reopen in late November 2022.

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