Situated in the East Gippsland region of Victoria is the idyllic town of Bairnsdale. Located on a bend of the Mitchell River, Bairnsdale is a picturesque region boasting a plethora of outdoor activities and that comfortable laid back country lifestyle many people crave. Like most rural towns, there isn’t much in the way of public transport so if you’re planning on staying in the region be sure to pick up a car from Budget Car Hire to make the most of your stay.


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51 Macleod Street
Bairnsdale, VIC 3875

Bairnsdale is the perfect place to set up camp and hike, canoe, swim or fish the Mitchell River or explore the expansive Gippsland lakes. The Mitchell River National Park showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of the river and rainforest. The Den of Nargun walk is a five kilometer round trip taking you to spectacular views of the Mitchell River Gorge. The den itself is named after Nargun – a fierce half man, half stone creature of local Aboriginal folklore. Within the park is the added convenience of designated camping spots, gas barbeques, toilet facilities and picnic areas. All just a short drive from the Bairnsdale township.

The Great Alpine Road is a 308 km historic track that stretches from Bairnsdale to Wangaratta. The drive takes you across the Victorian high country through rolling green hills, dense rainforest, misty mountains and historic villages. Travel along at a leisurely rate perhaps spending an afternoon at a winery, hiking through a national park or fishing in a cool mountain stream.

Budget Car Hire Bairnsdale is located on Macleod Street, an easy distance from the train station and just off the Princes Highway near the centre of town. Booking your car hire through Skedaddle takes the stress out of planning your trip, allowing you more time to focus on the things you enjoy.