Caves in Vic

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 at 23:17
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Gday gday,

Has anyone got any recommendations for cave camping locations in Victoria? Only moved to vic last year and haven’t been able to get out much obviously due to covid. So looking to get out and find some caves to sleep in overnight.

Cheers, appreciate it
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:14

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:14
Buchan Caves, there's a camp ground there but about $27 per night.
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 19:10

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 19:10
Parks Vic site says Buchan caves are closed at the moment due to access bridge damage. No time for access date.
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Follow Up By: Member - 1258 - Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 15:02

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 15:02
Stayed there a number of times when a kid with my parents and the whole area was for camping (magnificent - 60 odd years ago). Visited there last year while returning from Jacksons Crossing on the Snowy River and could not believe how it has changed. It is basically a day use area now with a little bit of camping in one corner. Tents and caravans with maybe a one metre gap between them. Would definitely look somewhere else.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:22

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:22
If you fancy a short trip into SA the Narracoorte caves are too bad either. Across the border from Edenhope!
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:45

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:45
Sorry mate, I misread your post. To be honest I don't think you'll find a cave that you're allowed to camp in!
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Reply By: Member - Dick L - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 11:40

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 11:40
Maybe become a member of this group https://caving.org.au/
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 11:53

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 11:53
One that may interest you is the lava flow caves and channels in Budj Bim National Park - formerly Mt Eccles. -Budj Bim (Mt Eccles) National Park Campground
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Reply By: TrevorDavid - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 20:00

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 20:00
Princess Margaret Rose caves, not far from Nelson (Vic) or Mt Gambier (SA), can camp there but not in. Tent / Van sites, even some cabins from memory. Stones throw from the Glenelg River.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 21:14

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 21:14
You need some less publicly known or commercial caves that are maybe less penetrating.
There are caves in the cliffs of the Glenelg River.
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Follow Up By: Harry E - Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 at 13:14

Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 at 13:14
Bang on mate. Sorry I probably should’ve been more specific. I’m more Looking for rock shelters rather than deep caves. Cheers!
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Reply By: Bill P - Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 at 13:08

Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 at 13:08
Hi Harry,

The Victoria range in Gariwerd National Park has some excellent caves to camp in. The Fortress currently has two formal campsites with caves.

The rockclimbing hot spots generally have good caves to camp in. Some of the better and more remote ones unfortuately are too fouled by goats to be habitable.

Get in soon, as the Draft Management Plan proposes to ban this sort of camping.

Welcome to Victoria!
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