The small city of Bairnsdale is situated in the East Gippsland region of the state of Victoria and is surrounded by intense natural beauty. The city is home to around 12,000 people and has a strong sense of community. The city suburbs are particularly appealing to people who are planning to relocate to Bairnsdale and they are packed with amenities such as shopping centers, schools and restaurants.
Bairnsdale is set on the banks of the pretty Mitchell River and there are plenty of places to pause and soak up the scenery close to the river. The city’s commercial center is spread out along the wide stretch of Main Street and features most of the main commercial and administrative buildings in Bairnsdale.
The historic and picturesque Main Street Gardens can also be found close to this colourful commercial zone and this large and lovely green zone is a great place to unwind in between shopping sprees. This section of the city also boasts a number of enchanting historical buildings and visitors will want to make sure that the pause to take in the majesty of St Mary's Catholic Church.
Nature lovers are sure to love strolling through the city’s Botanic Gardens, which are located on the edge of the Mitchell River. This pretty riverside park can be accessed from the east of the impressive Mitchell River bridge and the park boasts a large suspension footbridge as well as a riverside walk and a large playground.
Taking a ride on the East Gippsland Railtrail is a great way to explore this part of Australia in comfort and style. This long railway runs from Bairnsdale all the way to Orbost, pausing at pretty towns such as Nicolson, Bruthen and Nowa Nowa along the way.