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Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Mumbannar
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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.Use our Mumbannar trip itinerary planner to add Princess Margaret Rose Caves and other attractions to your Mumbannar vacation plans.
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We really liked the tour here, but we did go here a couple of days before seeing Naracoorte caves and I guess I would be less impressed if I had seen it in the opposite order. The cave is interesting,... read more »
Thoroughly enjoyed tour, guide was knowledgeable, helpful and personable. Virtually private tour as there was only my husband and myself on the tour. Really interesting.
Nestled within the Lower Glenelg National Park, the Princess Margaret Rose Caves are spectacular. We arrive via a 45 minute cruise on the "Nelson Explorer" - well worth the $32.50 adult return fare (c... read more »
A must visit if you are travelling to Mt Gambier, it's really pretty guys!!
Good facilities right at the cave. There's hot showers, a kitchen with fridge and microwave, and lots of camping spots. There's also a tourist centre, cafe and shop. There wasn't anyone around when we arrived, so it might be good to book in advance.
Very disappointing that despite checking their website and arriving after 3 days kayaking that they were closed. Very poor customer service, why bother putting tour and opening times on a website if you don't stick to them. It makes it very difficult and disappointing for those who plan ahead. At least 20 other people arrived and left!
Worth taking the tour of the caves. Nice grassed areas to have lunch too
Experienced a wonderful a week bush camping at the camp ground, enjoyed a camp fire each evening, found the park to be very peaceful, well set up, with lovely staff. Canoed on the Glenelg River and visited the spectacular Princess Margaret Rose Cave. Just a short drive to & from Mount Gambier for more sight seeing. We also visited the Naracoorte Caves. Would recommend this to anyone.
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