The Garden State

Melbourne, the second largest city of Australia, the Great Ocean Road and much more. Victoria has over 800 limestone (karst) caves and several lava tubes. At the coast several marine caves in sandstone or basalt cliffs, so called pseudokarst features, are to be found.

The Speleologylimestone caves are rather small but often well decorated. The karst areas are

The RegionBuchan region is the loacation of Victoria's longest cave, the B-4, called the show cave system, as the Buchan Show Caves are part of this system.

The Speleologylava tubes are located in the Western lava plains, which extend from Melbourne 350 km to the west, almost to the South Australian border. There are more than 80 lava caves in this region. The best area to visit is Mount Eccles National Park, 40 km south of Hamilton in Western Victoria.