Buchan Caves Reserve Campground

Buchan Caves Reserve Campground

Buchan Caves Reserve Campground

Buchan Caves Reserve Campground

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Buchan Caves Camping

Set among rare and exotic trees, originally landscaped in the 1930s, this leafy campground is a family favourite.
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Immerse yourself in the peaceful landscape, relax to the sound of a babbling brook nearby and listen for lyrebirds mimicking the calls of their surrounds.

The campground offers 41 powered sites and 20 unpowered sites, each accommodating up to six people. Campground facilities include hot showers, toilets, a laundry, a camper’s kitchen and electric and wood fired barbecues. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.

If you're looking for a roof over your head, the historic Caves House offers a cosy and comfortable experience.

Take a tour of the caves system or explore the walking trails throughout the reserve. The nearby Buchan Township offers a pub and cafes to grab a bite to eat, however there are limited options to purchase any food and supplies - the closest supermarkets are in Lakes Entrance or Bairnsdale.

Things to do in the area

 
A mother sits at a table with her younger daughter and watches her older daughter doing a cartwheel on the lawn of the residence at Buchan Caves Park.

Buchan Caves Reserve Accommodation

Caves House is a fully self contained house which can sleep up to eight people. There are three bedrooms with a queen bed in each room and an ante room with two single beds. Enjoy a covered front deck with river views and an outdoor BBQ and fire.
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.

How to get there

Buchan Caves Camping

Buchan Caves Reserve is located of township of Buchan in East Gippsland. Located on the Bruthen-Buchan road, it’s approximately one hour’s drive northeast of Bairnsdale or Lakes Entrance.

Need to know

Buchan Caves Camping

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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