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  • FyingKiwi
    Christchurch, New Zealand927 contributions
    Visiting this church is like stepping into one of the many churches found in Europe or South America. Rarely (if anywhere else) in Australia. Absolutely beautiful frescoes painted on the ceiling and walls make this an absolute awesome experience irrespective of one’s own personal faith. An absolute must see and be prepared to be awed.
    Written 7 January 2023
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  • MichaelTasman
    130 contributions
    Significant resurfacing work means 95% of the trail is in fantastic condition. A great day of riding end to end. Thoroughly recommend.
    Written 15 October 2022
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  • Sonja M
    1 contribution
    Wonderful help given. Irene went out of her way to find us a place to stay over the phone before we arrived. We visited the centre and was given a lot of info as to what we could do and see, very friendly, well informed and helpful staff.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,351 contributions
    East Gippsland All Abilities Playground
    Bairnsdale Victoria

    Nice stopover after leaving Lakes Entrance

    * fully fenced
    * shaded bbq area
    * toilets
    * liberty swing
    * skate park next door
    * next to Mitchell River and the big yellow slide
    Written 22 March 2021
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  • Ken C
    Southern Queensland, Australia368 contributions
    This small museum tells the story of the Gunaikurnai people & the other clans of the areas

    Visitors to the Keeping Place can learn, understand and appreciate the history of the Gunaikurnai people through guided or self-guided tours of the museum. The display includes traditional hunting and fighting weapons, bark canoes, baskets, fishing spears, boomerangs and an exhibition of contemporary Gunaikurnai art. There are staff members on hand to answer questions.
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,351 contributions
    Another great playground to give the kids a break from long drive. Large parking area and excellent location on river
    Written 22 March 2021
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  • Sarah
    Bega, Australia32 contributions
    We arrived in bairnsdale after a 3hr drive with a 2year old.
    So we decided to go for the walk to use up some toddler energy.
    We started at the nrma caravan park and completed the whole loop just before dusk.
    Our son walked one third. It was nice and flat but a bit unkept in places! But lovely to see the wildlife like cookatoos and bats!
    Written 17 March 2021
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia55,229 contributions
    I finally got there! I was excited to hear that they had an exhibition with Leigh Hobbs ! As it turns out the only reason it's still there is because it didn't get enough coverage when Covid started. Brilliant! It means I get to see it. The exhibit has prints, paper mâché items, scribbled notes and a teapot that he designed. Leigh's work is fascinating... about as fascinating as the man himself. His books make sense if you ever get to meet the man. Somehow as he quietly tells you his personal story, you realise he has made his own experiences come alive.

    I have only recently read Leigh's books but ... I found myself laughing out loud on a train recently while I was reading them traveling home. The stories are quirky ( as is the art) and the hidden undertones in his stories touch upon personal experience...so they do endear themselves to you.

    Also in the gallery today was Owen Piggott's work... also interesting and the complete opposite to Leigh's. Owen leaves much to your imagination and his work makes you wonder what it would look like in the right environment... it's very subtle.

    WHILST in the gallery I could hardly resist the temptation to buy a piece of pottery made by a local artist. Her name was Wendy from memory... and it's subtle and Australian influenced. I really enjoyed my trip here today and the lady at the counter was lovely.
    Written 14 July 2020
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  • Richard W
    Bairnsdale, Australia8 contributions
    Well maintained memorial garden,a great place to watch the helimed ambulance land ,a very small park ,not kids friendly as they could run right on the busy Road.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • NowInMelb
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    The view from the tasting room is magnificent - looking over the Gippsland country. For sure you have to pay to taste the wine but you get a full experience inclusive of tasting notes and wine coming in individual beakers. You basically get a glass of wine across the six wines you choose to taste - not sure why people think this should be free, you don’t get a free glass of wine at a wine bar. Can have a platter with this and also choose wine by the glass if you don’t want to taste. Very pleasant way to spend an hour or so on a nice day.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia26,995 contributions
    The Bairnsdale Courthouse was built in 1893 and had its first sitting in April 1894. The building is unusual and interesting and was built from local materials at a time of severe depression in what was described as Federation Romanesque style but later depicted as trying to establish a unique Australian style of architecture.
    Written 8 September 2021
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  • Anonymously
    3 contributions
    Located on the northern entrance of Bairnsdale, Coles is easily accessible from the appropriately named Main Street. Despite some of the unpleasant workers that I have experienced most of the staff are friendly. But overall, it’s a good place to buy your groceries with the affordable prices. There are good food supplies, a good range of fruits and vegetables, promotions (etc.). But the car park is pokey, its not level and makes trolley handling difficult. Depending on where you live most people drive to this Coles. There’s free entry but just be prepared to spend money while you’re inside. Hot tip: if you don’t like crowds avoid this place on Saturday mornings. Coles is really a one stop shop for all of your groceries needs. Cheap, easily accessible and easy to navigate around the store.
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,351 contributions
    Long forgotten by many Australians due to the horrors of WW1. The boer war was the first war that Australia as a nation fought in.
    Located on corner of Main and Service st
    Written 22 March 2021
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