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.
The gateway to the world famous Gippsland Lakes, Bairnsdale is the perfect spot to stock up on boating, surfing, camping and fishing gear for your outdoor adventure. Choose from the wide range of shops and services on offer, and there are plenty of accommodation options available for those who would like to settle in for a few days.
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.
Bairnsdale is also a commercial centre for the local wool, dairy and timber industries.
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.