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 from
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 have improved.
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 (re-built 2016
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 1km further
about the Buchan town...
to do within walking distance of the Buchan township
Buchan Caves Reserve - The famous Fairy Cave
and Royal Cave - see the Parks
Victoria web site for
details. Also special tours into Federal Cave. Also see the www.VisitMelbourne.com web site.
- Many possibilities, including along the Spring Creek Walk
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 centre.
the Caves Hotel for a refreshing thirst quencher or meal.
to do in the region:
see the Buchan
Community web site, and our own Useful
- For serious
caving as a regular activity, contact the Victorian
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 loop,
rated 4WD difficult) and visit: Tulloch Ard Gorge Lookout, and McKillop Bridge (the road is rated
dangerous) and the Little
River Falls in Victoria's deepest gorge.
- Canoeing or rafting in the Snowy River.
- Bushwalking in many locations in the
- Fishing in the local rivers.
See Homeleigh location on Google map: