Travelling by Car

Bairnsdale is located approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes from Melbourne via the M1/Princess Highway freeway. The journey is clearly signed with lots of fuel and food stops available along the way.

Travel from Sydney take approximately 8 hours and is via the Monaro/B23 highway.

Travelling by public transport

V/Line offers a combination of train and bus services to centres throughout the East Gippsland region.

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Travelling by Air

There is no major airport in East Gippsland however international, gateway airports are located at Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra into our region. 

Want to arrive at the East Gippsland Food, Wine and Beer Festival in style? Book a charter flight with landing at Bairnsdale aerodrome.

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Travelling by Boat

East Gippsland is an amazing, untouched and undiscovered paradise for any water sports enthusiasts. The region has roughly 40 public jetties, moorings, pump-out stations and refuelling centres in convenient locations. The Gippsland Ports website has all the information that you require regarding jetty berths, local navigation, marinas, tides and boat ramps. You can also download boating guides for the region direct from their website. 

Travelling with a Recreational Vehicle

Travelling with a caravan or recreational vehicle in East Gippsland should be at the top of any fully independent travellers list.

There are numerous paid caravan parks dotted across East Gippsland and dump 

Free dump sites in East Gippsland can be found at the Wulgulmerang Recreational Reserve in Wulgulmerang, Progress Jetty Toilet Block in Paynesville, Nicholson River Reserve Boat Ramp in Nicholson, Cann River Rainforest Caravan Park in Cann River and both the Buckland Drive toilet block (near the wharf), Bullock Island Road Car Park in Lakes Entrance (near the boat ramp), and Mallacoota Foreshore Caravan Park in Mallacoota.

Paid dumpsites are located at the Omeo Caravan Park and the Eagle Point Caravan Park.