Located 280km east of Melbourne, Bairnsdale is situated on the Mitchell River. East Gippsland's only city, Bairnsdale is the western gateway to the wonders of the Lakes and Wilderness region and is the commercial centre for the wool, dairying agricultural and timber industries.
Explore the alpine region of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham via Bruthen and the Great Alpine Road from Bairnsdale.
Mitchell River National Park - explore high cliffs, temperate rainforest, gorges and forest country
Get active and go sailing, play golf or enjoy one of the walks
Venture into the outback to explore the Aboriginal culture
Fish on the Mitchell River or one of the other nearby lakes and rivers
Discover Aborginal heritage at the Krowathunkooloong, Aboriginal Keeping Place and Museum
Tour the The Bataluk Cultural Trail
Walk amongst the tress in the Mitchell River National Park and the Den of Nargun