Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 55 STRATFORD BAIRNSDALE PAYNESVILLE WATTLE POINT BRUTHEN TWIN RIVERS METUNG LAKES ENTRANCE BAIRNSDALE BAIT SUPPLY Live Spidercrab, Sandworm (subject to availability) Frozen Estuary and O!shore Bait 172 Macleod St, Bairnsdale M: 0447 157 567 OPEN: 7am - 6pm • 7 days a week (Subject to change) Have some adventurous family fun Adventure Fun Park Gippsland (formerly Bairnsdale Archery, Mini Golf and Games Park) has been a popular destination for locals and tourists for the past 28 years, and during that time has evolved into a multi faceted amusement centre with something for everybody. Among the exciting offerings of the park is a tactical laser tag system - the ultimate in laser tag fun. Custom made and the only one of its kind in the world, this massive outdoor course can be played with laser rifles, pistols or even duel pistols, with up to 20 players at a time. Special extras like tactical nukes and medi-kit make this system fun-packed for any age. Archery is a classic at the park with the only nine-target course in this neck of the woods. No experience is necessary with free tuition available. Challenge family and friends to see who can shoot the highest score or why not try combat archery, an elimination battle using rubber tipped arrows? A minion jumping castle, footpool game (which is played using soccer balls on a big outdoor ‘pool table’) and a giant checkers board will evoke fun, as will the mini golf course, baseball/ softball/cricket batting cage, a 250m golf driving range, 360-degree space ball, a merry go round, go karts (for 12 and under) and a bungee trampoline. The park’s VIVE virtual reality system sees wearers of the special mask immersed in an amazing alternate 3D world, while in the karaoke room singers battle each other in a point scoring song contest. The park also boasts plenty of free novelty games, a pool, playground and a picnic area with free barbecues. A large array of food options is available at the kiosk or bring your own. Spend half an hour or all day with either pay as you go prices or heavily discounted single or family packages. It’s great for birthdays and groups. Things to do in Bairnsdale • Bird and nature lovers will truly appreciate the Macleod Morass and its boardwalk and bird hides, accessible from Bosworth Road (off Forge Creek Road Bairnsdale) • Explore the Mitchell River National Park, 50 kilometres north of town. • Meander along the banks of the Mitchell River along the five- kilometre Mitchell River Walk. • Kayak or row along the Mitchell River down to the silt jetties. • Investigate historical buildings in town including the courthouse (1894), the Bairnsdale Historical Museum and Resource Centre (1891) and St Mary’s Church with its magnificent wall and ceiling murals. Adventure is the word at Adventure Fun Park Gippsland.

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