Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Mumbannar

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#48 of 251 in Nature in Victoria
The Princess Margaret Rose Cave is a limestone cave located in Lower Glenelg National Park in Victoria, Australia. The cave features actively growing stalactites, stalagmites and helictites. It is arguably the most decorated cave per square metre in Australia. It is named after Princess Margaret.The cave was discovered in 1936 by S. McEachern, J. "Bunny" Hutchesson and the latter's son Alan. They developed the cave as a tourist attraction, with Bunny Hutchesson acting as the first permanent guide, conducting tours from 1941. The cave has been part of Lower Glenelg National Park since 1980. Guided tours of the cave are conducted on most days, lasting about half an hour.The caves are formed in poorly consolidated Tertiary limestone laid down in a shallow sea in the Oligocene and early Miocene geological epochs, between about 35 and 15 million years ago.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Went here by boat and well worth the trip. It has a great kiosk and family area and the cave is amazing.  more »
  • April 25, 2017
    This cave is really beautiful, special and more spectacular to the ones in Naracoorte. A must see if you are near Mt Gambier.  more »
  • April 19, 2017
    We called in today just by chance and it was well worth the visit. Very interesting and well explained by our young tour guide . Thankyou  more »
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  • September 11, 2017
    There are only guided tours into the caves. No free access. Tours start at 10am. Check the SA parks web site. The cave is small, but very impressive. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.
  • July 21, 2017
    Short tour to visit cave. The young lady guided us and her oral presentation was clear. Wonderful place.
  • January 29, 2017
    An amazing stalactite cave underneath some beautiful bushland, and just next to the awesome Glenelg River just a couple of minutes' walk away.
  • January 6, 2017
    Great cave, easy access. 40 min tour. Also fantastic picnic area.
  • August 10, 2016
    A must visit if you are travelling to Mt Gambier, it's really pretty guys!!

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