Things to do

Bairnsdale Riverside Holiday Park has many free and organised tours and activities available for visitors to the region.

See below for a list of local tours and activities. If you would like more information, please speak to one of our friendly staff members.


Cast a line from the shores of a wild beach or from the crystal-clear mountain streams that run throughout the region. Try your luck in the waters of the Gippsland Lakes, charter a fishing boat and head out to sea, or just watch the fishing boats come in at Lakes Entrance and load up on seafood, straight from the deck. From expansive lakes and beaches, estuaries and rivers, there are excellent fishing opportunities for anglers and beginners alike in Gippsland.

Latest fishing report

High Country

Omeo and the Oriental Claims. Goldrush heritage, splendid old buildings, more numerous bushwalks and easy car access to the claims, this 243ha area is well worth the drive. Sealed, all weather road, magnificent views.


Raymond Island

Mitchell River Silt Jetties & Raymond Island. Drive from Bairnsdale to Paynesville via Eagle Point and visit the famous Silt Jetties. Cross the strait by ferry at Paynesville to Raymond Island and see how many koalas you can find?


Buchan – Orbost

Raymond Creek Falls & the Snowy River. Visit Orbost’s Slab Hut & the Visitor’s Information Centre. The Raymond Creek Falls are well worth the forest drive. (During wet season, only suitable for 4WD)


Snowy River

Buchan, the Buchan Caves & Orbost.
Whether visiting the caves themselves or just for the drive. This tour is well worth it. From Bairnsdale or Lakes Entrance to Buchan then to the timber town of Orbost and return vie the Princes Highway.


Gippsland Lakes

Gippsland Lakes, Rivers & the 90 Mile Beach. Gippsland Lakes – largest inland watersystem in the Southern Hemisphere. Unique drive. The lakeside village of Metung, the historic Nyerimilang Park and homestead to Swan Reach and Bruthen.


For a great range of information related to the beautiful East Gippsland region, visit these websites:

Discover East Gippsland

Map of East Gippsland

East Gippsland Rail Trail

Wineries of East Gippsland

Gippsland Tourism

Gippsland Lakes