Located in the East Gippsland region is the city of Bairnsdale. It is the largest city in the region. It is on the Mitchell River system that flows into Lake King which is part of the Gippsland Lakes System. Bairnsdale has a number of landmarks and places of interest due to the city's size.
St Mary's Catholic Church is an impressive building that dates to between 1913 and 1937.
Nicholson Street contains the towns courthouse, which was built in 1894.
The park in front of the old river port is popular for barbecues and also contains a jetty.
Outside of the town there is the McLeods State Game Reserve which is full of wildlife and walking tracks around an area of 520 hectares. To access the park, go along the Saleyards Road.
The surrounding area of Bairnsdale is breathtaking as it is at the southern point of the Great Alpine Road which ascend to the Snowy Mountains.