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.

  • Buchan Caves Day Visitor Area (Buchan (AT) Cave Reserve)

    Buchan Caves Reserve swimming pool reopening update

    Parks Victoria and GLaWAC are investigating whether the Buchan Caves pool can potentially be reopened during the summer period.

    Water flow and water quality are being monitored and tested during this investigation.

     Parks Victoria will continue to provide regular updates to the community about possible re-opening of the pool.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The park will remain open for visitors during ground shooting operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
     
    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

    Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
    Buchan Caves Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Howitt-Wellington Plains
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Mount Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

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