Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Bairnsdale, known as the “Western Gateway” to the region of East Gippsland, is 177 miles (285 km) east of Melbourne and situated on the banks of the Mitchell River. Bairnsdale radiates an atmosphere that is both country and commercial, and visitors will enjoy the magnificent attractions and scenery filled with lakes, mountains and rivers. When visiting Victoria, Australia, tourists should plan to spend several days exploring this city.
- Mitchell River National Park
- St Mary's Roman Catholic Church
- East Gippsland Farmers Market
- Take a ride on the East Gippsland Rail Trail
- Visit the Radin Studio Gallery
- See the spectacular panoramic views from the air with Gippsland Helicopters
Sitting on the banks of a river in the East Gippsland region, Bairnsdale has a temperate, humid climate. Travellers to Bairnsdale should expect comfortable weather, with an average temperature of about 75°F (24°C) in the summer month of January and a pleasant 59°F (15°C) in the winter month of July. Average annual rainfall measures at 24 inches (610 mm).
Getting There & Around
The Bairnsdale Airport is a regional airport that services flights from Melbourne on a regular schedule. There are also well-connected motorways such as the Princes Highway and the Great Alpine Road. The trip from Melbourne by car is about three hours.
In the city, tourists can walk, cycle or take a cab to see the sites. For farther destinations, there is rail service through V/Line.
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