Buchan

Locality

Be enchanted by a honeycomb of spectacular limestone caves and rock formations at Buchan, nestled in a picturesque valley in East Gippsland.

Originally named Bukan-Mungie, meaning ‘the place of rocks with holes in them’, the area was one of Victoria’s earliest European settlements. Visitors can take a leisurely walk in the Caves Reserve admiring the native plants, animals and exotic trees. Parks Victoria hold guided tours of Royal Cave and Fairy Cave.

Drive through the tall forests of the Snowy River National Park and see highlights such as the Little River Gorge – Victoria’s deepest gorge – and Little River Falls, a 600 metre-high waterfall. Adventurous types can go white-water rafting down the Snowy River or four-wheel driving to the high country.

Buchan is 350 kilometres from Melbourne along the M1 and Princess Highway.