360 km from Melbourne, north of Lakes Entrance (Melway 529 D3).
From Bairnsdale, drive to Bruthen and take the Buchan Road.
SEP to MAY Mon-Fri 10, 12:45, 15:15, Sat-Sun 10, 10:30, 11:45, 12:45, 13:15, 14:30, 15:15.
JUN to OCT daily 11, 14.
Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance.
Adults AUD 23.70, Children (5-16) AUD 14, Seniors AUD 19.80, Familiy (2+2) AUD 65.70.
|Classification:||Karst cave Devonian limestone.|
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Dimension:||l=3,000 m, T=17 °C.|
|Address:||Buchan Caves & Caravan Park, P.O.Box 2, Buchan Vic. 3885, Tel: +61-51-55-9264, +61-51-55-9213, Fax: +61-51-55-9490. Alan Oldroyd, Ranger-in-Charge. Dale Calnin, Caves Manager.|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
|1887||the area was reserved for stock camping.|
|1910||discovered by Frederick Wilson.|
|1913||opened to the public.|
|1930s||Caves Reserve created.|
Royal Cave is famous for its beautiful calcite-rimmed pools. To open it to the public, an entrance tunnel had to be dug first. The most impressive formations are Niagara Falls and the Font of the Gods.