Bairnsdale Travel Guide

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    St Mary`s Catholic Church

    by Jarra Written Jul 4, 2004

    Make sure you stop and visit St Mary's Roman Catholic Church. It looks more like an Italian church than an Australian one. The reason: an Italian painter named Francesco Floriani, who worked in the area during the Depression, was commissioned to paint the interior of the church. The result features murals, stations of the cross, and a ceiling which features hundreds of figures in its contrasting depictions of heaven and hell. The commission was executed by Francesco Floriani, an Italian painter who was working as a labourer in the area during the Depression. The building was constructed in two sections. The sanctuary end was begun in 1913, with the church opening the following year. The tower end was completed in 1937.

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    by rozehill Written Dec 14, 2002

    10 km east of Bairnsdale, along the Princes Highway, is Nicholson. Green Gates Gallery is situated in a restored church set in natural surroundings on the highway. It houses a selection of paintings, ceramics, woodwork, furniture, jewellery and sculpture.

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    by rozehill Written Feb 25, 2003

    NIcholson River Winery
    The Nicholson River Winery, established in 1978, produces dry red and white wines. The cellar door is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., extending to 5.00 p.m. in holidays There are picnic facilities and a children's playground. To get there follow the Princes Highway east of Bairnsdale for 12 km then take the signposted left. After 3 km turn left again to the winery.

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Bairnsdale Sports & Outdoors

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    by rozehill Updated Dec 14, 2002

    Mount Taylor Trail Rides
    The area around Bairnsdale is amongst the most varied and picturesque in the state. Horse rides and camping trips in the area are supplied by Mount Taylor Trail Rides at , tel: .

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    by rozehill Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Howitt Park Adventure Playground
    An attractive spot for a rest or picnic is the Howitt Park Adventure Playground on the Princes Highway. There are coin-operated barbeques, toilet facilities, swings, sand pits, slides, see-saws, bridges, poles and other equipment for kids of all ages, us too! Our kids loved it here until the maggies "swooped" down over them hahaha. The park was named after anthropologist and politician, Alfred William Howitt, an early settler of Lucknow who headed the party that located the remnants of the Bourke and Wills expedition. It contains trees once used by local Aborigines for the construction of their canoes and it is speculated that the reserve is the burial spot of Bruthen-Munjie, a local tribal chief. A cairn in the park honours the memory of Gippsland explorer, Angus McMillan.

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