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Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Princess Margaret Rose Cave

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave, known as the “Underground Wonderland” in the natural surroundings of the Lower Glenelg National Park, is the most decorated cave in Australia.

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave is located only 15 minutes from Nelson and 30 minutes from Mount Gambier.

Princess Margaret Rose Cave, Campground, Ticket Prices & Tours, Vic

This cave is very often referred to as the “Jewel in Crown” of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Formed by the constant dripping of rainwater through limestone for thousands of years, this cave is a marvel to look at. The trickle of rainwater and river erosion has created extraordinary caves in this region. The different colours of the caves come from years of tannins and minerals washing down from the soil above.

Looking for something to do on a rainy day in Mount Gambier? Take a 40 minutes tour of the Rose Cave. The expert guide will explain to you many unique and interesting features of the cave. If you like geography, geology or history, you’ll definitely get something out of a visit to this natural wonder. Please note that there are 65 steps down to the cave with no disabled access. However, the cave is a good place to visit with young children as it is not a difficult climb and there are safety rails with which to hold on to whilst you make your descent into the magnificent chamber.

If you want to camp at the Rose Caves then you can book one of the basic bush cabins for around $80.00 (peak season). The cabins have basic amenities such as hot water, microwave, fridge and a hot plate and the cabins can accommodate 4 people. There are also unpowered camp and van sites nearby. Bookings are essential so contact the representative at the Rose Cave to make your booking.

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave is spectacular and, if you are near Mount Gambier, you should certainly take some time to take a short detour to this cave, as Rose Cave is certainly worth a visit.

Check out the tour prices and times listed below.

Princess Margaret Rose Caves Road
Mumbannar, VIC

Opening Hours
Tour times:
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm & 4.30pm.

Phone Number
(08) 8738 4171


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