to do in and around Buchan
- "Homeleigh" is located in Buchan, about 330km
east of Melbourne in
the South-East Gippsland region. See the location
on Google map below.
The Buchan River valley itself is mostly
grazing country, with
expansive views around the locality, and even better
views from the
nearby township approach roads - along the road in
Bairnsdale/Bruthen, and the road from Orbost, as
well as the road
northward towards Murrindal (16km), which continues
on to: Gelantipy
(48km), Wulgulmerang (68km), McKillop Bridge (83km)
and Jindabyne (180
slow km). The Buchan River valley has changed little
in recent decades,
except that the facilities for visitors and tourists
Facilities in town
- There are some good facilities in the small
township of Buchan including:
the Buchan Valley Roadhouse
(petrol and take away food), the Buchan General
Store and Post Office, the Buchan Caves Hotel
after the 2014 fire), and Buchan Motel. And there is a
rest area and public toilets on the right hand
side as you enter the town from Bruthen.
The Buchan Caves Reserve is located
a short distance from the main street
shops, and the Caves
Reserve visitor centre and ticket office is abotu
the Buchan town...
do within walking distance of the Buchan township
Buchan Caves Reserve - The famous
and Royal Cave - see the Parks
Victoria web site for
details. Also special tours into Federal Cave.
Also see the www.VisitMelbourne.com web
- Many possibilities, including along the Spring
to visit the falls (in the Caves Reserve).
historically significant points of
interest around the
the Old Butter Factory, etc.
the Roadhouse store, and the General Store,
for take away
food, petrol, general supplies and for more
information and local tourist brochures.
to The Bluff (the local swimming hole)
on the Buchan
River, about 1km upstream from the town
the Caves Hotel for a refreshing thirst
quencher or meal.
do in the region:
see the Buchan
web site, and our own Useful
- For serious
caving as a regular activity, contact
Speleological Association (VSA), based in
Malbourne - https://caving.org.au.
and picnic at the beach at the lovely
junction of the Snowy
and Buchan Rivers
(4WD may be required in very wet weather).
and visiting the Buchan area (at www.visitvictoria.com).
- Visit the Snowy
River National Park.
(see the Google
- Drive the Snowy River Drive (286km
rated 4WD difficult) and visit: Little River Gorge,
and Tulloch Ard Gorge Lookout,
and McKillops Bridge (the road
dangerous) and the Little
River Falls in Victoria's deepest
gorge. For Parks Victoria information about the
Snowy River National
Park and features, see their
website, which includes: Raymond Creek
Falls, Tulloch Ard Gorge Lookout, Little River
Gorge, and the Silver Mine Walking Track.
- Canoeing or rafting in the Snowy River.
- Bushwalking in many locations in the
- Fishing in the local rivers.
See Homeleigh location on Google map: