Buchan Caves | Tours

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Guided tours are conducted daily in Royal Cave and Fairy Cave. Both caves are lit and have concrete pathways.

Buchan Caves is opened 364 days of the year and close only Christmas Day. Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the park.

Royal Cave


Cave length is 500 metres.
There are 150 steps.
Some stooping required.
Man-made tunnel entrance.
Temperature in cave is a constant 17 degrees.

Royal Cave features beautiful calcite-rimmed pools. Pass through the stunning Font of the Gods and Princess Royal Chambers viewing many stalagmites and stalactites. Royal Cave is the easier out of the two show caves.

Royal Cave* - start of September school holidays until the 30 April 10.00am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm
Royal Cave* - 1 May until the start of September school holidays 11.00am, 3.00pm

Fairy Cave


Cave length is 500 metres.
There are 200 steps throughout the cave.
Some stooping required.
Spiral staircase entrance.
Temperature in cave is a constant 17 degrees.
Fairy Cave features elaborate stalactites and stalagmites, highly adorned passages and impressive decorations throughout cave. Marvel at the Ivory Palace, Kings Chamber and Blackwood Chamber.

Fairy Cave* - start of September school holidays until the 30 April 11.15am, 2.15pm
Fairy Cave* - 1 May until the start of September school holidays 1.00pm

Limited number of places available per tour. We recommend pre-booking online to avoid disappointment particularly during weekends, school and public holidays.
Buchan Caves is open 364 days a year- closed on Christmas Day.

Tour Fees

Cave tour bookings


Tickets are available to purchase on the day at Buchan Caves Visitor Centre or Purchase a tour ticket online before you visit Buchan Caves

Online purchases close 24 hours prior to each tour time. Tickets may still be purchased on the day at the Visitor Centre subject to availability.

Federal Cave Tour


This historical tour provides a unique opportunity to view a cave that is rarely open to the public and is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves.

Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view this section of the cave system which is so very different from the Royal and the Fairy show caves.

Duration of tour: Approximately 1 hour

Meeting Point: Buchan Caves Reserve Visitor Centre

Suitable age: Not recommended for children under the age of 8 unless accompanied by guardian.

Other information:
* Payment is required when booking is made
* Minimum Number required: 6
* Maximum Number permitted: 10
* Please wear sturdy footwear

Bookings are required for the Federal Cave tour. Please telephone the Buchan Caves Reserve Visitor Centre on (03) 5162 1900.


When & Where


Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


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