Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Mumbannar

#49 of 252 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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  • Went to this cave hoping it would be open,it was we joined three other people for a tour,the walk down into the cave was a bit steep,but not very hard,the guide then began to point out the features of...  more »
  • We went to this cave on a whim as we saw the sign on the way to Mount Gambier from Portland and it wasn't too far off the beaten track. We were so glad we did as the formations in this cave are amazin...  more »
  • If you are in the Mount Gambier area, these caves (located just over the border in Victoria & on the Glenelg River) are a "must see" ... simply amazing & beautiful. The guided 45 minute tour of the ca...  more »
  • 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.
  • Short tour to visit cave. The young lady guided us and her oral presentation was clear. Wonderful place.
  • An amazing stalactite cave underneath some beautiful bushland, and just next to the awesome Glenelg River just a couple of minutes' walk away.
  • Great cave, easy access. 40 min tour. Also fantastic picnic area.
  • A must visit if you are travelling to Mt Gambier, it's really pretty guys!!

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