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Buchan Caves

Buchan Road, Buchan, Victoria 3885, Australia
(0) 3 5162 1900
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Buchan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In a trip from Sydney via Eden to Melbourne and back, this was definitely the low point. From the pictures, this might be an interesting set of caves to visit, but I wouldn't know since I was not able to view the caves due to the officious callous "hospitality" at the ticket office. After driving 60KM on the worst, most... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For many people having visited a cave or caves you tend to think cave experiences are pretty so so. This one was refreshingly different. Constant 17degrees inside - big caverns - be prepared for plenty of ducking and low stooping. Run by the National Parks the experience is rewarding. hard to photograph well - but lots of history and again... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As long as one has no fear of small spaces, you will be delighted with the visit. Our guide was very knowledgable patient and friendly. Some of the walk inside will encounter narrow tunnels and can be a bit daunting, but then that's the reality of caves. Very warm inside despite the 10c outside. No 2 caves are alike, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Go for the experience! The photos I have from inside the caves are absolutely breathtaking.... I considered posting them but i didn't want to ruin the surprise, it's just something you should enjoy and see for yourself. When I showed the photos to family and friends, they were in awe of the beauty trapped peacefully in the underground of Gippsland.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

the caves were great. The guide that showed us through was very good. Highly recommend the caves as a must visit place to go. We were there in winter. Summer would be great to do some of the walks around the national park. only problem there is no gift shop or café. I do recommend the café at Buchan it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Buchan is quite far from Melbourne, but if you are in Gippsland it is worth the trip. The caves are quite interesting with stalagmites, stalactites, beautiful pool formations, and other features. The tour guides give a good commentary on the caves as you walk through, they are well-lit so you can see all the main features. There is a campground... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Really nice few hours spent at buchan caves. However if you have any back problems do not go to Fairy Cave as the tour guides joke about it being sciatica tunnel and unfortunately this is very true. We saw Royal Cave and Fairy Cave and our favourite was Fairy Cave (even if we did come out with back ache) Our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very interesting just a beautiful country spot rather chilly this time of year and misty in the hills. The tour was informative and so amazing that they have been around so very very long. Would highly recommend staying in the area for a few days, relaxing away from the hustle bustle of life, not alot of phone service which some... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I'm an annual spelunker at the Buchan caves, and have been coming to the park since I was a child. I can highly recommend the tours of both the lit and the unlit caves and for the more adventurous the wild caving. The fairy and royal caves are both beautifully lit and easy to walk through, the formations are exquisite... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic cave tour - we went into Royal Cave - it had beautiful chambers with water pools and our great tour guide provided interesting explanations of how the cave would have formed and its history

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