Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 93 BAIRNSDALE A place to stay and things to see Colonial Motor Inn The Colonial Motor Inn is a family-owned-and-operated motel that offers 14 spotlessly clean ground-floor rooms, each with free wi-fi and Foxtel. Catering for business guests, individuals, families and couples, this comfortable accommodation (part of the Golden Chain group) is conveniently located in the heart of Bairnsdale, close to all shopping and services. Rooms are all ‘non-smoking’ and come with kitchenettes for those who enjoy self-catering. Highly rated on Trip Advisor for it facilities and friendly service, The Colonial Motor Inn is an ideal base from which to explore Bairnsdale, and the spectacular rivers, lakes, beaches, forests and mountains that abound in this magnificent region. To find out more, visit East Gippsland Art Gallery Located within one of Bairnsdale’s most significant historical buildings, East Gippsland Art Gallery is the centre for visual arts, celebrating the diverse artistic spirit of the region through a vibrant and dynamic program of art and cultural experiences for the whole family. Housed in the former Bairnsdale Shire Council Chambers, built in 1868, this is a popular stop for art lovers on the ‘arts trails’ of East Gippsland. The Gallery has an ever-changing exhibition calendar that features the work of leading regional artists. Every month it holds exhibition openings, artist talks, events, and art workshops. Gallery Shop The Gallery Shop features handcrafted work by artisans from across East Gippsland, and features small artworks, jewellery, ceramics, timber work, and other surprising creations. The Gallery provides visitors with an ever-changing environment, and an array of amazing art-related opportunities and experiences. While you’re there, ask the friendly staff about the many other creative spaces to explore within the region. East Gippsland Art Gallery is located at 2 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale and is open from 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and Saturdays from 10am - 2pm. Entry is free. For more information and details of current and forthcoming exhibitions, visit The East Gippsland Art Gallery Shop features an array of handcrafted work by artisans from across East Gippsland. The family-owned-and-operated Colonial Motor Inn is conveniently located in the heart of Bairnsdale. 335 Main Street, Bairnsdale P: (03) 5152 1988 F: (03) 5152 1987 E: Colonial Bairnsdale · Queen, King, Twin and Family Rooms · All ground floor · FREE Wifi and Foxtel · All units have individual heating/cooling · Kitchenettes and 2 seater couch in each room · Generous in room tea and coffee making facilities · Breakfast served to Rooms PB17080 PB8324