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Buchan is a town in the east Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town is situated adjacent to the Buchan River, in the Shire of East Gippsland, upstream from the river's junction with the Snowy River. At the 2011 census, Buchan and the surrounding area had a population of 385. The town is probably best known for the limestone Buchan Caves and 1920s parkland which are just beside the centre of the township and is a popular destination for spelunkers.Road access to the town is via the Gelantipy Road from the north, Timbara Road from the west, Bruthen-Buchan road from the south and the Buchan Road from the south-east.BuchanBuchan is a rural town, consisting largely of farming land and native vegetation. It is surrounded by the localities of Black Mountain, Buchan South, Butchers Ridge, Canni Creek, Gelantipy, Gillingall, Glenmore, Murrindal, Suggan Buggan, Timbarra, W-Tree, and Wulgulmerang. Buchan is the main town and is located on the Buchan River, approximately 75 kilometres from Bairnsdale and 350 kilometres from Melbourne.Major features of Buchan are the Buchan Caves, Buchan Caves Reserve, limestone rich valleys, picturesque hills, numerous waterfalls, gorges and historic bridges. Buchan is the home to the Snowy and Buchan Rivers and where they meet. There are numerous accommodation places in and around Buchan along with some galleries, eateries, the Howitt Bicycle Trail, Buchan Golf Course, tourist drives, self-guided historical walking tours and local town businesses. The surrounding valleys and hills provide many opportunities for fishing, bushwalking, bird watching, trail riding, kayaking, white water rafting, four wheel driving and horse riding.Add Buchan and other Australia destinations to your travel plans using our Australia journey planner.
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