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.

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Where history meets adventure

Discover the charm of one of Victoria's earliest European settled towns, nestled at the confluence of the Snowy River and Buchan Rivers. This historic town, while maintaining its timeless allure, offers a unique experience reminiscent of a bygone era.

Embrace the rustic spirit of the countryside, where riding your horse to the local pub is not just a possibility but a way of life. Secure your noble steed to the hitching rail as you savor a cold beer and engage in lively conversations. In 2014, the community demonstrated resilience by coming together to crowd-fund a new pub after the previous one was lost to a fire.

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Buchan is renowned for the spectacular Buchan Caves, a natural wonder that has stood the test of time for millions of years. Delve into the depths of Royal and Fairy Caves with local and knowledgeable guides, relishing the awe and mystery that these ancient formations evoke. Enjoy a leisurely picnic on the lush grass while local kangaroos graze on the reserve nearby.

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Grab your cowboy hat and boots for the highlight of the local calendar every Easter Sunday – the exhilarating rodeo featuring bucking bulls, cattle herding, steer wrestling, and intense barrel racing. It's as country as country.

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Venture a few clicks north of Buchan to uncover hidden gems like Gelantipy, Wulgulmerang, W Tree, and Brumby. While predominantly dedicated to sheep and cattle grazing, these areas boast scenic walks such as the Tulloch Ard and Little River Gorge trails. For an extended stay, make Karoonda Park your base, ensuring a memorable countryside retreat.

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Be allured by this wild terrain, surrounded by lush hills, ancient caves, and the winding Snowy River. It's a totally different vibe here – like stepping into a time where stories mingle with Gunaikurnai legends and cowboy tales straight out of the Man From Snowy River era. 

Welcome to the cool mix of history and adventure in this one-of-a-kind country!

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