Bairnsdale is a small city in Victoria in East Gippsland. The city serves as an ideal location for an onward journey to explore the Gippsland region. Mitchell river, Gippsland lakes and surrounding forests - all provide the perfect ambience for a scenic drive. The busiest area in the city is that around Princes Highway. The park near the post office is a great place to enjoy a BBQ and time out with friends and family. Fishing and boating facilities are available on the West bank on the river Mitchell. The McLeods Morass State Game Reserve is located in the Westlands. The park is fairly rich in fauna. This place may be accessed from the Saleyards road. The Great Alpine Road ascends to the remote Snowy Mountains town of Omeo.