Buchan, Victoria, Australia
A five hour drive from Melbourne takes visitors to the historic Buchan Caves. The Fairy Cave was the first to be discovered there, in 1907, followed by the Royal Cave in 1910. There are many other caves in the area but Fairy Cave and Royal Cave are the main ones and guided tours of the cave system focus on them.
Fairy Cave is known for its many stalactites and stalagmites, it has tours every day except Christmas Day. Royal Cave, with its wondrous limestone formations and unique underground pools of water, also has daily guided tours and visitors can choose a tour in the morning or afternoon. The number of tours increase as the number of visitors do during the year and special tours can also be booked, taking visitors into parts of the cave system that others don’t get to see.
Buchan Caves is near the town of Buchan, on the Buchan Road. Camp sites and cabins are available to use in the Buchan Caves Reserve, with more accommodation available in the town as well as nearby Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale. Other nature areas to visit in the region include Snowy River National Park, Lake Tyers Forest Park and Mitchell River National Park.