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Buchan 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. While Buchan is best known for its caves, its history as one of the oldest townships in Victoria goes back further than the discovery of the caves. It also has fossils that depict the megafauna that existed in the region 20,000 years ago. Some fossils are in view of the new Buchan Hotel stone walls. The township celebrated its 175th anniversary in March 2014.

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