Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale City 285 kilometres east of Melbourne an easy 3 hour drive, is the gateway to the region. Situated on the banks of the Mitchell River the city with its wide tree lined streets is the service centre for nearby coastal villages of Paynesville, Metung and Lakes Entrance.

For information, maps and brochures call into the Visitor Information Centre opposite McDonalds and next door to the famous St Mary’s Church in the main street. Toilets available. Ph: (03) 5152 3444

Accommodation is plentiful from luxurious to camping and you will never go hungry with a great selection of restaurants, cafes and take-aways in town. The town boasts several major retail outlets and many speciality shops.

See and Do

There is plenty to occupy yourself and family in and around Bairnsdale
Den of Nargun Mitchell River National Park on the Dargo Road. One of several gorges, the Den of Nargun is described by Aboriginal legend as a beast of stone, which dragged unwary travelers into its den and any weapon directed against it turned back on its owner.

Experience the excitement of bike riding the rail trail which commences at Howlitt Park on the Lakes Entrance side of the bridge crossing the Mitchell River. The Rail Trail takes you all the way to Nowa Nowa. There is also a childrens playground picnic tables and bbq’s in the park.

Take a stroll along the beautiful Mitchell River, try your luck fishing you may catch an elusive bream or two or simply take a picnic lunch and relax by the river watching the world go by.

Regional Farmers Market is held the first Saturday of the month. Purchase local produce direct from the producer. Other Markets are held throughout East Gippsland ask at the Info Centre.

Horse Racing is conducted regularly at Bairnsdale. The track is on Forge Creek Road Ph: 03 5152 4057

The town boasts excellent bowling greens and croquet club on the corner of Pearson and Grant Streets. 18 hole golf course on the Paynesville Road at Eagle Point, green fee players welcome, resident pro.  Scenic 9 hole golf course, tennis club, squash and racquet ball centre for those trying to keep fit.

For the less energetic catch a latest release movie at the Cinema Centre in McLeod Street.

There is an archery and games park on the Lakes Entrance side of town and an antique clock furniture and collectables display on the Melbourne side of town

Galleries/Art/Craft

Your chance to secure some wonderful local art from one the various galleries in and around Bairnsdale.

Heritage Museums and Antiques

There is much to see once again call into the Information Centre, they will help plan your intinerary.

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Bairnsdale City
Bairnsdale City

Fish and Chips by The Mitchell River
Fish and Chips by The Mitchell River

Giant Slide at Howitt Park
Giant Slide at Howitt Park

Helpful Information Centre Staff
Helpful Information Centre Staff

 

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Bairnsdale Accommodation


Tanjil Motor Inn
Tanjil Motor Inn
384 Main St (Princes Hwy) Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Clean, modern motel style accommodation for singles, couples, families and groups, centrally located in Bairnsdale. One wheelchair accessible suite. Free AUSTAR, WiFi, swimming pool, guest BBQ and guest Lounge which now has a treadmill and exercise bike along with the computer and internet access.
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Parkvale Holiday Cabins
Parkvale Holiday Cabins2 nights $255
140 Waterholes Road Granite Rock Via Bairnsdale VIC 3875
3 privately located, self contained log cabins set in natural bushland approximately 10-15 minute drive from Bairnsdale. The cabins are ideally suited to family getaways and equally suited to couples just wanting to get away from it all.
We welcome pets of all types via arrangement.
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Eagle Point Caravan Park
Eagle Point Caravan Park
40 School Road Eagle Point via Bairnsdale VIC 3878
Named after the magnificent sea eagles which frequent the area Eagle Point is located 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne and 10kms south of Bairnsdale. Situated on the foreshore of Lake King, on the iconic Gippsland Lakes.
The park is situated next to a nature reserve.
Office Hours: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm (after hours reception by arrangement)
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Mitchell Gardens Holiday Park
Mitchell Gardens Holiday Park
2 Main Street Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Located on the banks of the Mitchell River at the eastern end of Bairndsale's busy shopping centre, Mitchell Gardens Holiday Park boasts one of the prettiest Parks in the district, well appointed and relaxing.
The facilities and friendly approach by the management are second to none and with an AAA Tourism 3.5 star rating, you are assured of an enjoyable holiday. Pet Friendly.
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BIG4 Bairnsdale Holiday Park
BIG4 Bairnsdale Holiday Park
139 Princes Highway Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Bairnsdale Holiday Park is located 2km east of the town centre and is set amongst 15 acres of landscaped gardens with facilities available to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable holiday. We look forward to welcoming you to the region and sharing with you the attractions of the Gippsland Lakes.
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Best Western Colonial Motor Inn
Best Western Colonial Motor Inn
335 Main Street Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Offers spotlessly clean and well-maintained rooms with LCD TVs, Austar cable TV and super quick wireless Internet. Other facilities at this Bairnsdale motel include a 24-hour check-in. For those wanting to experience Bairnsdale’s fine cuisine, the motel offers charge back facilities with all the best places in town.
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Bairnsdale Activities


Scenic Flights
Scenic Flights
Aerodrome Road Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Bairnsdale Air Charters & Flying School.
Flights from Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale
Book your flight over the beautiful Gippsland Lakes and Hinterland or Basst Strait oil rigs.
Single or muti-engined aircraft.
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