Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Mumbannar

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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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  • Nice location, walking tracks and Jetty. We arrived at this park by default, and Saw that permits were required, staff had gone home (understandably, it was 6) but due to no service we could not call....  more »
  • We camped here for one night , we turned up with no phone service and the office was closed . We opened the gate and found ourself a van spot . The walk around is nice and it’s a beautiful spot . We.....  more »
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  • Hidden gem in the Nelson area. Shouldn't miss this cave.
  • Not worth $22 for adults, but cool caves the look and and go down
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