Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Bairnsdale

Your ideal base for exploring the vast Gippsland Lakes, Mitchell River and surrounding forests, Bairnsdale is a laid-back country town with fascinating cultural trails and scenic drives.

Outdoor adventure
Stock up on outdoor, surfing, camping and fishing gear at Bairnsdale's wide range of shops and services – there's plenty of accommodation options too. Its location at the junction of the Great Alpine Road and the Princes Highway also provides easy access to explore the alpine region of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.

History and culture
Tour the Bataluk Cultural Trail and discover elements of Koorie history and culture or visit the Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place to view artefacts and history on the Gunai/Kurnai people of East Gippsland. Bairnsdale is also a commercial centre for the local wool, dairy and timber industries.

Food and wine
Drive along the local Twin Rivers Food and Wine Trail to discover the region's wineries, restaurants, berry farms and fruit orchards. Visitors can also wander around town on a self-guided heritage walk stopping in at St. Mary's Church, local art galleries, museums, craft and antique shops.

Things to do

Mitchell River National Park

Mitchell River National Park

Mitchell River National Park has impressive river scenery, serene rainforest gullies, rugged landscapes and some of Victoria's more unusual...

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High Country, Victoria, Australia

The Great Alpine Road

Drive one of Australia's great touring routes, The Great Alpine Road, and explore Victoria's north-east all the way down into the heart of Gippsland.

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Interior

Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place is a museum housing a vast collection of artifacts, art and information where visitors can learn about the history,...

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Nicholson River Winery

Nicholson River Winery

A small pioneering enterprise in East Gippsland producing wines characterised by fragrant aromas, intense flavours and complexity on the palate.

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Snowy River Cycling

Snowy River Day Rides

Snowy River Cycling

Snowy River Cycling offers this self guided day ride, allowing you to explore the farmlands and forest the surround the Snowy River as it nears the...

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