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.

A Bucking good time  

Welcome to one of the earliest European settled towns in Victoria. Situated where the Snowy River and the Buchan Rivers meet, this old town never really grew up. 

As country as country, where else can you ride your horse to the pub? Your noble steed is looked after with a hitching rail outside while you down a cold one and have a few yarns. After the pub burnt down in 2014, the community rallied together to crowd-fund a new one. 

The Buchan Caves are without doubt a major drawcard to the town. These magnificent caves dating back millions of years still carry an aptitude of wonder, amazement and mystery. Join one of the guided tours to learn a depth of knowledge within the Royal and Fairy Caves, enjoy the reserve with a picnic on the luscious grass and get up close to the local kangaroos. 

Grab your cowboy hat and boots! Each Easter Sunday there is no hotter ticket in town than the bucking bulls at the rodeo. The biggest event in the local calendar, you will be ringside for cattle herding, steer wrestling and the highly contested barrel racing. It’s got to be experienced to be believed!

A few clicks north of Buchan you will find a few little signposts indicating that you are in Gelantipy, Wulgulmerang, W Tree and Brumby. Predominantly farmland for sheep and cattle grazing but little gems such as the Tulloch Ard walk and Little River Gorge walk are well worth the journey. For an extended stay, Karoonda Park is your bet. 


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