Buchan Caves Reserve – Buchan, Australia - Atlas Obscura

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Buchan Caves Reserve

Buchan, Australia

These 400 million-year-old caves feature honeycomb limestone formations. 


Archaeological finds suggested that Aboriginal people have lived in the Buchan caves reserve region for around 18,000 years.

The reserve contains multiple caves including the fairy cave and a royal cave. The two largest caves within the reserve are actually linked together alongside multiple other smaller caves.

Tours throughout the cave can be arranged, and allows visitors the chance to view amazing limestone formations that have been carved through the rock by underground river activity for over 400 million years.

Know Before You Go

For those interested in a cave tour, it's recommended you book online at least a day in advance. There are also great camping facilities on site.

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