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Bruthen

The Tambo River flats town of Bruthen at the doorstep of the Snowy Mountains and ski fields grew on a stock route and was moved to its present site after a disastrous flood in 1870.

A peaceful, friendly town nestling on the Great Alpine Road at the foot of the ranges, Bruthen is the perfect spot to explore the Omeo goldfields and to wander through the local craft shops and pottery studios or to indulge yourself on the sinfully enticing cakes from the town bakery.

And you can also indulge nobler passions with a stroll through the Fairy Dell where the spectacular rainforest is dominated by lilly-pilly and tree ferns.

The Gippsland commercial centre, Bairnsdale, is 24km south-west on the Omeo Highway, separated by the scenic Tambar Valley.

Bruthen is a similar distance from the point at which the Mitchell River empties into Lake King at Eagle Point Bluff which is flanked by the world"s second longest silt jetties.

Bruthen: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Nyerimilang Heritage Park


Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by garden and scenic walks meander along bush and farm tracks, past Kurrajong trees, wetland areas and through the East Gippsland Indigenous Plant Garden.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Nungurner Road
Nungurner, VIC, 3909

Located 17.4K from Bruthen

East Gippsland Rail Trail


Location: Bairnsdale to Orbost
Distance: 96 kilometres one way
Track: Generally smooth dirt or gravel track
Grade: Level One - Suitable for beginners and children. Level Two - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels
Start: Howitt Park, McEacharn Street, Bairnsdale
Finish: Burn Road, Newmerella. The trail ends at Newmerella, with an off road shared pathway continuing to Orbost.

Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this trail weaves past undulating farmland, tall forests, rivers and flood plains. Cross historic timber railway bridges and enjoy views of the Gippsland Lakes before arriving at the Snowy River.

Bairnsdale to Nicholson (Eight kilometres)
Nicholson to Bruthen (20 kilometres)
Bruthen to Nowa Nowa (30 kilometres)
Nowa Nowa to Orbost (38 kilometres)




Howitt Park,
McEacharn Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 21.2K from Bruthen

East Gippsland Art Gallery


Established in 1993, East Gippsland Art Gallery is the centre for visual arts in East Gippsland celebrating the unique artistic spirit of the Gippsland region through a vibrant and dynamic program of art and cultural experiences for the whole family.

Discover paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints and 3D works that inspire, excite and challenge. The Gallery Shop stocks books, magazines and a variety of fine arts and crafts produced by local artists.




2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 21.7K from Bruthen

Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place


Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place is a museum housing a vast collection of artifacts, art and information where visitors can learn about the history, heritage and culture of Aboriginal East Gippsland. The displays feature shields with traditional markings, boomerangs, bark canoes, grass baskets, videos and an exhibition of contemporary aboriginal art.

Importantly the Keeping Place provides testament to the incredible wealth of culture, heritage and tradition that abounds across the lands of the Gunnai/Kurnai people of Gippsland. It highlights the significant, yet often ignored history of this country,dating back for many thousands of generations.

It provides the opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the true history, and the true value of Australia's Indigenous cultures. The Keeping Place also provide personalised tours for school groups and organisations and is a highlight of any East Gippsland visit.




37 - 53 Dalmahoy Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 22.4K from Bruthen

Bruthen: Events

Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival


The Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival is an annual event that brings to life the East Gippsland town of Bruthen, showcasing a weekend line-up of talented musicians, a colourful market, village buskers and a variety of food stalls, all with a family-friendly atmosphere and plenty of activities for the kids.

The Bruthen Blues and Arts festival is held in the main street of town and apart from the main events and some workshops, it is free to enter.

The weekend has something for everyone, kicking off with the Friday night Jam Competition. Bring the family and wander the main street markets, the local brewery, bakery, cafes, music shop and second-hand stores. With free music on the street stage, followed by the laid back, family friendly Blues Cafe at the Hall and the Big Blues Bash event at the Bruthen Inn Hotel on the Saturday night, the festival provides entertainment right across the weekend.

The free street stage music and market continues on Sunday, along with the popular parade and the Duck Race on the Tambo River. The Festival winds up Sunday afternoon with the Blues Recovery Session at the Bruthen Inn Hotel.


Event Dates
2017
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Main Street
Bruthen, VIC, 3885

Located 0.1K from Bruthen

Opera By The Lakes


Gippsland Opera proudly present Opera By The Lakes, at Nyerimilang Heritage Park on Sunday, March 19th 2017.

Featuring international music theatre star Silvie Paladino, with Opera Australia and Opera Victoria starJeremy Kleeman, plus Coloratura Soprano Georgia Wilkinson and award winning Il Davo Opera five tenors.

A stunning venue, set in natural amphitheatre with views across the lakes that take your breath away, with glorious voices.

Pre-order a boxed picnic, or bring your own picnic, chairs provided. Do not bring your own alcohol, wine can be purchased at the venue, afternoon tea available from Red Cross.

Tickets on sale now by contacting booking office by telephone. This is a ticketed event and it does sell out.


Event Dates
2017
      19th Mar


20 Cliff Road
Nyerimilang, VIC, 3909

Located 20.5K from Bruthen

We Are Made of Star Stuff - Artist: Jennifer Hawkins


We are made of star stuff explores the cycle of evolution and extinction. Jennifer Hawkins asks the big questions: Where do we come from? Where do we go to?

Jennifer Hawkins graduated from Canberra School of Art in 1981, discovering early on that the idea always comes first. She then uses the materials and processes that serve the idea.

Human population is growing at the rate of 200,000 each day. Other species are becoming extinct at the rate of dozens per day. The laws of physics tell us that matter and energy are two forms of the same thing and that they are the raw material of everything in the universe.

That raw material doesn't go away, it just changes form. That foundation of physics seems to Hawkins, to link evolution and extinction, to complete the circle, and to address the big questions. As the stuff of stars we are all connected - to each other, to the earth, to the universe. This body of work explores the cycle of that connection.

Officially opening Thursday 1 September 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome and entry is free.


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2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 21.7K from Bruthen

We are made of star stuff


We are made of star stuff explores the cycle of evolution and extinction. Jennifer Hawkins asks the big questions: Where do we come from? Where do we go to?

Human population is growing at the rate of 200,000 each day. Other species are becoming extinct at the rate of dozens per day. The laws of physics tell us that matter and energy are two forms of the same thing and that they are the raw material of everything in the universe. That raw material doesn't go away, it just changes form. That foundation of physics seems to Hawkins, to link evolution and extinction, to complete the circle, and to address the big questions. As the stuff of stars we are all connected - to each other, to the earth, to the universe. This body of work explores the cycle of that connection.

This exhibition is New South Wales artist Jennifer Hawkins first solo exhibition and has travelled from Latrobe Regional Gallery.


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2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 21.7K from Bruthen

Bruthen: Travel Tips

Metung Visitor Information Centre


Metung Visitor Information Centre is centrally located in the Village and is open seven days per week and can assist visitors to Metung and surrounds with local information. They can also help visitors with booking accommodation, tours and activities in this picturesque Village located on the Gippsland Lakes.

Metung is a small Village of 1100 permanent residents located on a narrow peninsula of land separating Bancroft Bay from Lake King. Situated in East Gippsland and ideally placed with the surrounding protected waters of the Gippsland Lakes.

The Metung Visitor Information Centre can also help with information on day boat hire, overnight cruiser or yacht hire, scenic cruises, galleries, restaurants, cooking school, walks, sightseeing, wineries, food trails, tours and scenic drives.

They are able to assist visitors with their free accommodation booking service, whether it be a motel, bed and breakfast, waterfront apartments, cabin, cottages and houses either in the village or the surrounding area, please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre.

Please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre for further information.




50 Metung Road,
Shop 3
Metung, VIC, 3904

Located 20.7K from Bruthen

Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre


Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre, in East Gippsland, is ideally situated at the start of the Great Alpine Road and a focal point on the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Route serving both the Gippsland Lakes to the east and the High Country to the north.

The region is an ever popular holiday and touring location all the year round being well known for not only its mild temperate climate especially in the winter months, but for its natural attractions.

'East Gippsland is naturally magic', this sums up its appeal for all ages and all interests.

Bairnsdale Visitor Centre provides not only information but offers a free booking service for accommodation and for the many tours around the Gippsland Lakes Region by land sea and air. A comprehensive range of souvenirs and locally made products are also available as is internet access. In addition fishing licences, television or video display and Laminating service (to A3) are available.

Activities in the region include swimming, sailing, boating, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, rowing, cycling, walks, drives and wine tasting.




240 Main Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 22.2K from Bruthen

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