Bairnsdale Travel Guide

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    Bairnsdale
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    St. Mary's church
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Bairnsdale Things to Do

  • MEDIAN STRIP GARDENS

    The main street of Bairnsdale is divided by a wide lawned median strip with gardens scattered along the length of it. Along the way are plenty of garden seats at intervals and in the centre a brand new public toilet free for the public to use.I found the Bairnsdale Cenotaph, a rather plain memorial and at 207 Main street was the Boer War Memorial,...

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  • MITCHELL PORT PARK

    Located behind the Post Office in Bairnsdale, is the Mitchell Port road that leads down a hill and to a picnic area on the banks of the Mitchell River. The lawned park is shaded by mature trees and has bbqs, picnic benches and free Toilets. You can either have your bbq under cover or out in the open. This is where old Mitchell port was situated in...

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  • THE FORMER MECHANIC'S INSTITUTE

    Another building on the Victorian Heritage register is the former Bairnsdale Mechanics Institute, an Italian Renaissance styled red brick building constructed between 1888-89. A competition was held to decide on a design for the building, this was won by local architect, Thomas Swan, however the final design was completed by Melbourne architect,...

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  • THE BAIRNSDALE COURTHOUSE

    Bairnsdale has some striking buildings, one of them is the Court House in Nicholson Street. This beautiful building was built in 1893 during a severe economic depression and held its first sitting on 25 April 1894. It was described as an "unusually extravagant building for these times," and is now considered one of Victoria's finest examples of...

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  • VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

    When we arrived in Bairnsdale by car, straight away I was on the look-out for the blue signs with the golden "I" that would lead us to the Visitor Information centre. We wanted to find out where St. Mary's church was located, you can imagine our surprise when we found them located next to each other.The Bairnsdale Visitor Centre is quite a large...

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  • ST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Bairnsdale's St. Mary's Roman Catholic church is a very well known landmark in Bairnsdale. We came here first as the Visitor centre was located next to the church. This church replaced and earlier church from 1883. In 1913, construction of the first stage of building began with a nave of six bays with a barrel vaulted ceiling and a sanctuary, this...

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Bairnsdale Off The Beaten Path

  • Gallery

    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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  • A Country Winery

    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...

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Bairnsdale Sports & Outdoors

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    Wild Rides

    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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Bairnsdale General

  • WALKING AND CYCLING TRAILS

    What I liked finding in Bairnsdale were signs which had a map of where to walk and see the sights.I couldn't find a brochure with a map, so this was better than nothing! I also found a sign with a map on where to go cycling. There are lots of cycling trails, probably one of the shortest would be the 8km ride from Bairnsdale to Nicholson along a...

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  • BUY A CHURCH

    This lovely old church is no longer used as such, instead it has been converted to office space and is now for sale.Many churches in Australia have closed down, some have been made into offices like this one, many have been converted to homes, and some have been converted into places to hold functions and wedding receptions.

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  • SAVE MONEY ON FUEL

    As Bairnsdale is a city it has a Coles Supermarket. At Coles, when you spend $30 or more on groceries, you are given 4 cents a litre off your purchase of any kind of fuel at a Coles Express Service Station. (Petrol, Gas, Diesel) At the service station is a list of types of fuel and prices of each, what you pay is 4cents less per litre off this...

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