Top things to do in Bairnsdale

Top Choice Cultural Centre in Bairnsdale

Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

A stirring and well-curated cultural exhibition space, Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place offers a fascinating insight into the history and traditions of the Gunai and Kurnai nation and its five clans, who've lived in t…
Top Choice Cafe in Bairnsdale

Northern Ground

Opened in late 2018, this bistro by expat British chef Rob Turner is symbolic of Bairnsdale's gastronomic leap forward. Here the star is Gippsland produce, sourced from the immediate area to create a menu of fresh, …
Top Choice Gastropub in Bairnsdale

Main Hotel

Bairnsdale's oldest pub (established 1878) has undergone a refit by its hardworking owner-chef, Sekove, who with his family's help has transformed this into the town's best watering hole. Its $12.50 express lunches …
Art in Bairnsdale


This wonderful art collective has a small shop representing the work of its 45 artists; browse handmade jewellery, vintage clothing and art pieces. Check out its social-media accounts for upcoming events.
Cafe in Bairnsdale

Mr D Food & Coffee

A light-filled, stylish space with pot plants and gleaming wooden floorboards, this corner spot is a great choice for contemporary cafe fare and well-made coffee.
Gallery in Bairnsdale

East Gippsland Art Gallery

There's usually something interesting showing at Bairnsdale's art gallery, with a diverse program of locally themed exhibits showcasing talented artists from Gippsland and beyond.
Food & Drinks in Bairnsdale

Tasters Wine & Foods

One for those keen to stock up on Gippsland cheeses, condiments and wines, as well as excellent local craft beers, including ales from nearby Bruthen, Lakes Entrance and Orbost.