An area renowned for its caves, limestone cliffs and the Snowy River, Buchan has a rich history with fossils and bones of creatures found in the mega fauna period some 10,000 years ago.

Get to know Buchan

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Buchan District

Buchan and District is a rural area, consisting largely of farming land and native vegetation. It includes the localities of Black Mountain, Buchan, Buchan South, Butchers Ridge, Canni Creek, Gelantipy, Gillingall, Glenmore, Murrindal, Suggan Buggan, Timbarra, W-Tree, and Wulgulmerang. 

Buchan Township

Buchan township is located on the Buchan River near where the Snowy and Buchan Rivers meet, approximately 75 kilometres from Bairnsdale and 350 kilometres from Melbourne.

Major features of Buchan are the Buchan Caves, Buchan Caves Reserve, limestone-rich valleys, picturesque hills,  numerous waterfalls, gorges, and historic bridges.

Buchan Pleasures

The surrounding valleys and hills provide many opportunities for fishing, bushwalking, bird watching, dark sky stargazing, trail riding, kayaking, white water rafting, four-wheel driving, and horse riding.

Accommodation options are plentiful and varied.

Buchan History

Whilst Buchan is best known for its famous spectacular underground caves its history as one of the oldest townships in Victoria goes back much further than the discovery of the caves. 

The township celebrated its 175th anniversary in March 2014.

We acknowledge the Gunnaikurnai People, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather, and pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.


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