East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

BuchanCaves3.1Originally named Bukan-Mungie (“the place of rocks with holes in them"), Buchan is renowned for its caves, limestone cliffs and the majestic Snowy River. Situated in a picturesque valley, Buchan has a rich history including fossils and bones of creatures found in the mega fauna period dating back 10,000 years. Buchan is also one of Victoria’s oldest European settlements and was founded by pioneers as they made their way south from the Monaro Tablelands in NSW.

Nestled in the foothills of the Snowy River Valley you will find the Buchan Caves where you can enjoy the beauty of the Royal and Fairy Caves. The caves are a constant 17 degrees celsius, perfect for visiting on a hot summers day or even a cold rainy day. The Buchan Caves Reserve boasts an impressive system of walking tracks varying from short and easy walks to the more challenging. There is so much to see and do in Buchan.

Things to do 


  • Buchan Caves Reserve is where you can enjoy a guided tour through the limestone caves, a picnic, a walk and take in the flora and fauna of the region. 

  • Camp under the stars with the added bonus of comfort in a safari style tent at the Wilderness Retreats, Buchan Caves. 

  • Visit Buchan South which is the site of a black marble outcrop at Stonehenge.

  • Head further north and explore the wonders of the Snowy River National Park.

  • Call in for a meal and cold beverage at the newly re-built hotel. 

For further information or brochures visit the Buchan Community website or call the East Gippsland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 637 060. 

Travel Time: approx. 1hr drive from Bairnsdale




Destination Information
Buchan Victoria
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-Mun... show more

Buchan Caves

Buchan Victoria
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Three young women arrive at Buchan Pub, the Buchan Caves Hotel logo is featured above the awning

Buchan Caves Hotel

Food and Drink
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Buchan Caves Hotel is the local watering hole for all locals and visitors alike. With the pub burning down in 2014 the pub was rebuilt show more
A guided tour is the only way to see this remarkable cave system

Buchan Caves Reserve

Buchan Victoria
Near the township of Buchan, lies a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations. The caves were formed by underground rivers cutting through limestone show more
Store Front

Buchan General Store and Post Office

General Services
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Supply of goods to travelers in the way of groceries and postal services. Maps, visitor information. Beer Wine Spirits, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, newspapers, show more
Karoonda Park

Karoonda Park

Hotels / Motels / Resorts
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High Country Holiday Destination show more
Snowy River National Park

Snowy River National Park

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The Snowy River is renowned for canoeing and rafting, and the Snowy River National Park is ideal for those who appreciate magnificent forests, rugged gorges show more

The Stockmans Camp

Caravan Parks & Camping
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The Stockmans Camp Farm-stay, Camp Park & Accommodation Bush Heritage Show Bush Heritage Show & Bush Heritage Camp Oven Dinner show more

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