Buchan Caves
  • Duration

    1 Hour

  • Location

    Buchan Caves Reserve

  • Distance

    3 km – 4 km

  • Grade

    Level 1

This destination is ideal for all those hankering after a truly magical experience outdoors. There is nothing like caves, and walking deep under the moist earth, to attain the sense that you are escaping from civilisation and entering an unknown and mystical world.

Access

Access to the Den of Nargun is easy enough by conventional cars, but take it slow as the road is a little washed out in places.

There is a picnic ground at the beginning of the loop walk, well appointed with picnic tables and some sheltered-gas barbeques, fire places, and amenities.

History

A Nargun, according to Gunai/Kurnai tribal legends, a fierce half-human half-stone creature that lived in the Den of Nargun, a cave under a rock overhang behind the small waterfall.

Aboriginal legend describes the Nargun as a beast entirely made of stone except for its hands, arms, and breast. The fierce creature would drag unwary travellers into its den. Any weapon directed against it would be turned back on its owner.