About Brinsdale

Located three hours east of Melbourne, along the Princes Highway, Bairnsdale is a great place to visit at any time of the year, with a range of sights to see and things to do throughout the seasons. Bairnsdale Kansas City Motel offers guests the perfect place from which to explore the surrounding area and is situated close to the popular Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach.

With scenic walks in the surrounding mountains, including Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Commercial and cultural hub

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing beach break and get close to nature in the great outdoors, or Bairnsdale draws you for other reasons, there’s much on offer for all ages. Renowned for producing wool and dairy products, Bairnsdale has a thriving agricultural and timber industry and also boasts a great range of shopping facilities.

The town has everything from art galleries and museums to craft and antique shops, with heritage walks revealing more about the location. There’s also the National Trust classified St Mary’s Catholic Church in Main Street, with its unique murals and painted ceilings, for those who want to soak up some history.

Outdoor pursuits

As an area with plenty to do outside, Bairnsdale has a great variety of shops selling quality outdoor clothing and equipment. So, whether you like surfing, camping, fishing or anything else, you’ll find what you need in Bairnsdale.

Visitors can enjoy horse riding nearby, while there’s also plenty of opportunity for fishing, with the Mitchell River and various lakes and rivers in the vicinity. The Mitchell River National Park also provides the opportunity to visit the mysterious Den of Nargun. According to Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, the Nargun was a half-stone, half-human female creature with the power to repel and turn back spears and stones.

Meanwhile, tours can also be enjoyed on the Bataluk Cultural Trail, where you can learn about Koorie history and culture. The Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place also houses various artefacts and history on the Gunai/Kurnai people of East Gippsland. Alternatively, why not drive along the Twin Rivers Food and Wine Trail, cycle along the East Gippsland Rail Trail from Bairnsdale to Nowa Nowa, or head for the Great Alpine Road?

No matter what your interests, there’s plenty to do and see in Bairnsdale, with brochures available on all the local attractions from the local visitor information centre. Popular seasonal events also include the Bairnsdale Country Music Festival in March and the Bairnsdale Cup in September.

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