Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 67 BUCHAN At the Buchan Motel, you can enjoy scenic views of the lush rolling hills from the outdoor dining and barbecue deck. As you drive from Bairnsdale to Nowa Nowa on the ‘bypass’ (or on the way back) you must take a detour north to the township of Buchan, well known for its spectacular limestone caves. Buchan is one of the oldest towns in Victoria, and the streetscape reflects its rich pioneering heritage. Surrounding this picturesque town is the vast wilderness of the Alpine and Snowy River National Parks - a ruggedly beautiful region comprising tall mountain forests, open woodlands, rainforest, sheer gorges, waterfalls and, of course, limestone caves. The township will provide you with a range of essential traveller’s needs, from food, drinks and tourist information, to fuel and accommodation.There’s also a new play area for children and a convenient rest area. You can stock-up in Buchan before heading up towards the Snowy River National Park. Buchan Motel Perched high above the town, and perfectly positioned to take in the stunning views of the Buchan Valley, the Buchan Motel is the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful countryside. The motel is conveniently located near all of the town’s amenities and, of course, the wonderful limestone caves. You will find the Buchan Motel at the end of the ‘upper service road’ in the main street - just follow the sign and go up the gravel drive to the top of the hill. The motel location attracts an extensive array of local birds and wildlife. Sit back, relax and take it all in from the motel’s stunning gardens. Have a look at Buchan Motel on social media and you’ll find plenty of five-star ratings and positive comments from visitors who tick this as a place to which they would return. The eight comfortable units are fresh and clean, offering king, twin and family rooms - all with balconies. There’s a family-sized BBQ and picnic gazebo, so you can enjoy the valley views. In this tranquil location. the units are suitable for almost everyone, including couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, friends, families and small groups. To find out more, visit Beautiful above ground...and below Buchan is renowned for its spectacular limestone caves. Photo: Visit Victoria PB10973