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Top Attractions for Bairnsdale

  • Fairy Dell Scenic Reserve - A thick forested area offering opportunities for bushwalking.
  • Historical Museum and Resource Centre - The museum contains memorabilia, furnishings and various pieces of bric-a-brac while the resource centre features an extensive assortment of research material, relating specifically to the pioneers of the Gippsland region. 
  • Hilmay House Antique Museum - Features a collection of glassware, Australian pottery and dolls. 
  • Mitchell River National Park - Contains at its southern border, a mystical Aboriginal site called the Den of Nargun which proudly tells the story of the area’s indigenous culture. 
  • MacLeod Morass - A rare deep freshwater marsh that contains over 130 species of waterbirds. 
  • Bairnsdale Antique Clocks - A display of 400 clocks as well as barometers and spare parts sales. 
  • Jolly Jumbuck Country Craft Centre - Specialises in woollen goods and Australian-made souvenirs. 
  • Court House - Established in 1893, the court house features gables, towers and mullioned chimneys. 
  • Main Street Gardens - Beautiful gardens housing a rotunda, a wishing well and a water tower. 
  • Jones Bay Reserve - A waterbird reserve. 
  • Shimaru Woodcraft Studios - A selection of wood furniture, art works, sculptures, glass displays, textiles and wildlife carvings. 
  • Howitt Park Adventure Playground - Playground equipment for children of all ages including swings, see saws, sand pits and flying foxes. 
  • Raymond Island - Look for koalas, drive or walk around the island, enjoy a picnic, or bathe at Pebble Beach. 
Top Activities for Bairnsdale

  • Archery and Mini Golf Park. - Archery, mini golf and bowls at the Archery and Mini Golf Park. 
  • Fairy Dell Scenic Reserve. - Bushwalking at the Fairy Dell Scenic Reserve. 
  • MacLeod Morass State Game Reserve. - Birdwatching at the MacLeod Morass State Game Reserve. 
  • Port of Barinsdale. - Swimming at the Port of Barinsdale. 
  • Mitchell River. - Canoeing, walking or riding along the Mitchell River. 
  • Fishing - Fishing in the Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo Rivers as well as the Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach. 
  • Bataluk Cultural Trail - A walk that takes in aboriginal sites of historical significance. 
  • Adventure Activities - Sky diving and rafting. 
  • Howitt Bicycle Trail - An extensive trail that will take the cyclist on many routes throughout the region. 
  • Wine tasting - Wine tasting at the Dargo Winery, Ensay Winery, Mount Markey Winery, Nicholson River Winery and Wyanga Park Winery. 
  • Shopping - Barinsdale has a wide variety of shops including one of the most comprehensive shopping centres in East Gippsland. 



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