High quality, low cost accommodation at the gateway to Snowy River Country, on the banks of the Buchan River......and no you don't have to be a backpacker to stay here! Buchan lodge is situated on the north bank of the river across from the famous Buchan Caves Reserve, just minutes walk to the town facilities. A magnificent new establishment, built from pine log and lined throughout with beautiful natural timbers, designed to be in harmony with and compliment the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Our comfortable, affordable accommodation consists of 36 bunk beds in 3 large dormitory style bedrooms. Each room features ensuite and disabled facilities. Bottom sheet and pillow case is provided just bring your own sleeping bag!The large fully equipped kitchen invites you to cook up a gourmet delight or create a banquet befitting the magnificent dining hall, or you can enjoy an open air BBQ followed by camp fire under the stars. Our Facilities Include: Large fully equipped kitchen with wood and gas burning stoves, microwave etc, Large dining/social area with lounges, piano, guitars, library, stereo, video, no TV! , Herb Garden, Large BBQ area, with 3 gas hotplates and campfire area, Comfortable bunk beds with bottom sheet, pillow case, BYO sleeping bag, Bedding can be supplied (no charge), Laundry facilities, 5 minute flat walk to Town facilities for essentials (Eftpos but no ATM), 15 minute flat walk to famous Buchan Caves and there is also a wonderful area for bush walking, bird watching, photography, sketching, trail bike or mountain bike riding (suitable maps available at lodge)...or just relaxing and doing nothing!! (very popular) Located 360km east of Melbourne, north of Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance, Buchan is surrounded by rolling hills and farmland to the south, the spectacular and famous Snowy River to the east, the rugged wilderness of the Snowy River and Alpine National Parks to the north and the beautiful Timbara River popular for its trout fishing, to the west. Buchan township facilities consist of a roadhouse with petrol and take-away food, a traditional country general store, post office, excellent byo licensed cafe/restaurant and a classic country pub.