Bairnsdale Holiday Park Review

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An independent member of BIG4 Holiday Parks, Bairnsdale Holiday Park is located just 2km east of Bairnsdale, and only minutes from the Gippsland Lakes, which offer a variety of water-related activities including leisurely cruises and water sports. 

The park is set on 15 acres of landscaped native gardens, which includes native gum trees that attract a plethora of birds and wildlife. It boasts a myriad of amenities including a kiosk, solar heated pool, modern shower block, fully equipped laundry, free gas and electric barbecues, children’s playgrounds and games room, nine-hole mini golf, full-size tennis court, and table tennis. There is also van and boat storage, plus a unique fauna park.  

Bairnsdale Holiday Park has a wide range of accommodation styles to suit all tastes and budgets, including comfortable one and two-bedroom holiday units and various sites (ensuite powered caravan; caravan slab; and powered and non-powered on grass). It is family-friendly, as well as welcoming to backpackers, couples and groups.


The park is situated close to major East Gippsland tourist attractions, including the East Gippsland Rail Trail, and is only a short drive to the mountains, snow fields and 4WD tracks. It’s also in close proximity to national parks, and many scenic regional drives in the area, including the High Country’s Oriental Claims historic area, 90 Mile Beach, and the Croajingolong National Park wilderness region.

The park is also within striking distance of numerous East Gippsland coastal, lakeside and High Country heritage towns such as Bemm River (a premier fishing destination), Buchan (renowned for its caves), Lakes Entrance (a prime holiday destination), Mallacoota (perfect for exploring the pristine coastal wilderness), Metung (a boating and fishing mecca), Orbost (Snowy River country) and Paynesville (recognised as the boating capital of Victoria).

Additionally, East Gippsland offers numerous leisure pursuits across a wide range of activities: drop a line in an icy mountain stream, try your luck from one of the many lakeside jetties; cruise your boat around the lakes, take a horseride through the High Country hills, or watch camp drafts or rodeos at a range of quaint country towns. It’s also a food lover’s delight with a wide range of boutique wineries, restaurants, markets, orchards and berry farms to explore.


Bairnsdale Holiday Park is only minutes away from Bairnsdale, which itself is just three hours east of Melbourne along the Princes Highway.

The largest city in the East Gippsland region, Bairnsdale is situated on the Mitchell River which flows into the Gippsland Lakes system at Lake King.

It is at the southern end of the Great Alpine Road which crosses through the Great Dividing Range, and passes through the picturesque High Country towns of Bruthen, Omeo, Mount Hotham, Bright, before ending up in the regional north-eastern city of Wangaratta, more than 300km away.


Bairnsdale is a fantastic starting point for taking a walk through the Mitchell River National Park and visiting the Den of Nargun. According to Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, the Nargun was a half-stone, half-human female creature with the power to repel and turn back spears and stones.

Bairnsdale is also the perfect base for exploring the lakes, rivers, mountains, coasts and forests of the region.

You can also tour the Bataluk Cultural Trail to discover elements of Koori history and culture, or visit the Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place to view artefacts depicting the history of the Gunai/Kurnai people of East Gippsland.

You could even venture into Victoria’s far-east to Croajingolong National Park, a World Biosphere Reserve. With more than 100km of immaculate coastline and hinterland, it is a great place to go bushwalking, surfing or spot various species of birds and diverse plants.

Getting there

Bairnsdale Holiday Park (139 Princes Highway, Bairnsdale) is about a 3.5-hour drive from Melbourne, east along the Princes Highway via Traralgon and Sale.

The quickest way to there from Melbourne is to travel south-east along the Monash Freeway and then take the M1 (Princes Freeway).

Alternatively, take the South Gippsland Highway which runs closer to the coast before joining the Princes Highway at Sale.


  • The family-friendly park has a new full-size tennis court, new modern solar heated swimming pool, mini golf, indoor games room, TV video room, playground, and a fauna park. There is also a rail trail bike track nearby.
  • The park organises an annual Easter egg hunt and colouring competitions, and a gumboot throwing competition.
  • Over Christmas there are tractor rides and animal feeding along with afternoon movies for kids.

More info

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