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Bairnsdale Holiday Park

Located just 2km East of Bairnsdale, your choice of accommodation is just minutes from the Gippsland Lakes and all that they have to offer ~ fun and excitement on the water, leisurely cruises, water sports and wine tasting. The nearby East Gippsland Rail Trail is a major attraction for those who enjoy cycling, walking or horse riding. Bairnsdale is only a short drive from the mountains, it is easy to spend the afternoons visiting our wonderful national parks or select one of the many Regional Drives.

The park has a wide range of accommodation styles to suit all tastes and budgets. There is a large variety of sites for those who bring their own caravan or tent. Families, backpackers, couples and groups are all catered for.
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Set amongst 15 acres of landscaped native gardens, which include numerous native gum trees (eucalypts) attracting many native birds and wildlife. Breakfast to the pleasant sounds of birds singing or spend the day watching the Lorikeets play.

The Park has many facilities for you to enjoy, take a swim in the pool, have a game of tennis, mini golf or table tennis.

As well as all the leisure facilities on offer at the park, their is also plenty of room for your boat and trailer, as well as a car wash area set aside for your convenience.

The Friendly staff will help you enjoy your holidays, with good local advice on where to go and what to see, they will also show you how to use the facilities at the park if you are unsure.




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East Gippsland Regional Drives


HIGH COUNTRY: Omeo and the Oriental Claims. map link
Goldrush heritage, splendid old buildings, more numerous bushwalks and easy car access to the claims, this 243ha area is well worth the drive. Sealed, all weather road, magnificent views.

GIPPSLAND LAKES: Gippsland Lakes, Rivers & the 90 Mile Beach. map link
Gippsland Lakes - largest inland watersystem in the Southern Hemisphere. Unique drive. The lakeside village of Metung, the historic Nyerimilang Park and homestead to Swan Reach and Bruthen.
RAYMOND ISLAND: Mitchell River Silt Jetties & Raymond Island. (koalas)map link
Drive from Bairnsdale to Paynesville via Eagle Point and visit the famous Silt Jetties. Cross the strait by ferry at Paynesville to Raymond Island and see how many koalas you can find?
BUCHAN - ORBOST: Buchan, the Buchan Caves & Orbost. map link
Whether visiting the caves themselves or just for the drive. This tour is well worth it. From Bairnsdale or Lakes Entrance to Buchan then to the timber town of Orbost and return vie the Princes Highway.
SNOWY RIVER: Raymond Creek Falls & the Snowy River.map link
Visit Orbost's Slab Hut & the Visitor's Information Centre. The Raymond Creek Falls are well worth the forest drive. (During wet season, only suitable for 4WD)
MARLO-CAPE CONRAN: Marlo, Cabbage Tree & Cape Conran.map link
A very interesting drive, magnificent fishing, great views over the Snowy River's coastal waterways. The round trip via Cabbage Tree includes unsealed roads. Check conditions during wet periods.
CROAJINGOLONG: Croajingolong National Park, wilderness region .map link
Mountains,lakes and spectacular coastline - the ultimate 'as you drive' wilderness experience.


Pick up a brochure & map from one of the Visitor Information Centres before you leave.



Lakes & Wilderness - seven Great Drives brochure
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East Gippsland Rail Trail


BAIRNSDALE - NICHOLSON (9km)
NICHOLSON - BRUTHEN (21km)
BRUTHEN - NOWA NOWA (27km)
NOWA NOWA - ORBOST (38km)

The trail follows the route taken by the former railway, used to haul timber from the town of Orbost until its closure in 1987. Starting in Howitt Park (East Bairnsdale), the trail leads east through Nicholson, Bruthen and Nowa Nowa to Orbost. The trail will take you across undulating grazing country, through forests, under roads and across broad rivers. It can be toured in sections, as much or as little as you can manage. Much of the trail is saled. Construction of the 58 km to Nowa Nowa was completed in 2001 and ongoing construction will see the trail extended to Orbost. A link track is being constructed through the Colquhoun Forest to Lakes Entrance.




Riding the Rail Trail

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