Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Bairnsdale

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

Outdoor adventure
Stock up on boating, surfing, camping and fishing gear at Bairnsdale's wide range of shops and services – there are plenty of accommodation options too. The town is the gateway to the world famous Gippsland Lakes. Located at the junction of the Great Alpine Road and the Princes Highway, Bairnsdale also provides easy access to the alpine villages 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
Discover the region's wineries, brewery, restaurants and markets with many experiences located within a short drive of the town. Visit during the summer months and pick your own fruit at orchards and berry farms.

Things to do

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 down to the jaw-dropping Gippsland Lakes.

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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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Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by...

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East Gippsland Rail Trail, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

East Gippsland Rail Trail

Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this trail weaves through farmland, forests, creeks, rivers and flood plains towards the Snowy River.

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Rock Pool Rambles, research eco tour Croajingolong

Seashore Life of East Gippsland

Gippsland High Country Tours

Imagine beach-combing and exploring rock pools led by a specialist naturalist guide. Learn about the variety of different creatures to be found and...

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