VISIT THE BUCKLAND VALLEY
The beautiful Buckland Valley on the banks of the Buckland River sits in the fertile foothills of Mount Buffalo. Blanketed with rolling farmland, vineyards, nut groves and orchards, this snug corner of Bright & Surrounds is perfect for those looking for a quiet escape in boutique accommodation with stunning views.
The Buckland Valley may be located just a few minutes up the Great Alpine Road from the conveniences of Bright, but you'll feel like you're worlds away. Experience the peacefulness of a country escape with alpine views.
In summer, cool off in one of the natural swimming holes in the Buckland River. You'll find a number of spots alongside easily accessible and well maintained bush camping sites – including as Ah Youngs, Camp Flat and Shippen's Flat – in the Buckland Valley State Forest. The river is also a popular spot for fly fishing, with abundant stocks of trout and other fish species.
It’s hard to imagine now but this peaceful setting was once a thriving gold mining township and the site of one of the most infamous incidents of the Victorian Gold Rush. In 1857, a simmering resentment by European miners towards the Chinese in the valley boiled over into a riot resulting in the expulsion of the Chinese from the goldfields. A memorial to the Chinese gold miners can be visited today at the historic Buckland Valley Cemetery.
TOP 5 THINGS TO DO
1. Buckland Valley State Forest
Head to the Buckland Valley State Forest for a swim, bike ride or a picnic by the river, or pitch your tent at one of the many well maintained campsites.
2. Go fishing
Go fly fishing for trout in the Buckland River, with many easily accessible sites located in the State Forest.
3. Romantic escape
Indulge in a romantic weekend away at The Buckland Luxury Retreat.
4. Buckland Cemetery
Visit the Chinese Memorial at the Buckland Cemetery.
Explore bush tracks like Goldies Spur, which cuts up alongside Mount Buffalo and over to the Buffalo Valley.
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BUCKLAND VALLEY EXPERIENCES
The Buckland Studios
The Buckland offers a serene escape for couples, set in one of the most picturesque valleys in the North East. Each of the studios has an open living area with stylish, contemporary furniture and bedrooms featuring custom built king size beds. Bathrooms come with double rain showers and a free-standing bath in studios one and…
Dreaming of the Buckland
Dreaming of the Buckland is a four-bedroom home located on 25 acres overlooking a billabong and backs onto the Buckland River. Enjoy views from the deck of Mt Buffalo, the olive trees, vineyards, rolling hills and the many birds to entertain you during your stay. Needless to say, the starry nights are amazing. A two-minute…
Mad on the Buckland
Set on a stunning location across 55 acres, Mad on the Buckland is a well-appointed second-story three-bedroom apartment in a rural setting boasting views of Mount Buffalo and the Buckland Valley. The apartment is attached and sits to the side of the main house and is very private with its own rear stair access, swimming…
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