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Boutique Heritage Glamour in Country Victoria

Escape to scenic East Gippsland and unwind in elegance at the historic Riversleigh - the perfect weekend escape. Stay three days/two nights in a Classic Queen Room and enjoy daily continental buffet breakfasts, a bottle of premium wine and chocolates on arrival, a decadent afternoon tea experience and late midday checkout for two.

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Set in the heart of Gippsland, Bairnsdale is the gateway to glorious East Gippsland, within easy drive of the high country, mountain resorts and rainforest drives. The Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach are close by for river, lake and ocean fishing activities and there are an abundance of wildlife and nature conservation reserves to explore nearby.

What You’ll Love

The Property – Historic elegance meets relaxed luxury

Set in an unbeatable location in the heart of Bairnsdale’s CBD, on a quiet street overlooking the Mitchell River, the historic charm hits you the minute you pull into the driveway where a cherubic angel fountain greets you and inviting red doors beckon you inside the iconic century-old hotel.

The beautiful and poised exterior leads to lovingly restored interiors, where you’ll find a sundrenched conservatory serving some of the best coffee in town, freshly made cakes, locally-sourced breakfasts, and gourmet lunches.

The Room – Guaranteed late midday checkout plus bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival

The well-appointed Classic Queen Room offers comfort and an air of elegance with a plush queen bed, private en suite, magnificent high ceilings, a flat-screen TV, comfortable armchairs, a Nespresso coffee machine, selection of specialty teas, air-conditioning, and premium linens and towels. Plus, you will receive a complimentary bottle of wine at check-in and discover delicious local hand-made truffles waiting for you in your room.

VIP UPGRADE: For even more room to unwind, upgrade to a spacious and modern Deluxe King Room. Enjoy the comfort of a plush king-size bed plus all the same fantastic amenities as the Classic Queen Room.

The Food – Daily breakfast and an afternoon tea experience for two

Wake up to a complimentary continental buffet breakfast spread of local produce each morning. Fill up with freshly baked muffins and bread, poached fruits, a variety of cereals and juices, yoghurts, cold cuts and more.

Embrace the sunshine and indulge in a decadent afternoon tea experience in the picturesque courtyard featuring freshly baked scones, jam and cream and a selection of house-made cakes and slices.

Perfect for a weekend away or stopover between Sydney and Melbourne

Travelling between Sydney and Melbourne? The Riversleigh is the perfect place for a relaxing sleepover, a base from which to explore surrounding nature and wildlife reserves, or a charming weekend away in the country where you can spend your days exploring the beautiful East Gippsland region. Check out some of the rave Customer Reviews this property has received, below.

Valid for travel until 28 February 2019 (bookings must be made before 31 January 2019).

Blackout Dates: not valid for travel on

10 – 12 March 2018

30 March – 3 April 2018

2 – 6 November 2018

Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies payable directly to Luxury Escapes at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

9 – 12 June 2018

28 September – 1 October 2018

21 December 2018 – 10 January 2019

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Packages are valid for two adults.

Classic Queen Room

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people. No extra guests can be accommodated.

Deluxe King Room

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is three people. See the ' Extra Guest Policy' below:

Extra Guest Policy: An additional guest (of any age) may stay for a surcharge of AU$20 per night sleeping on a fold out bed with accommodation and daily breakfast only. Payable directly to the property.

Baby Policy: One baby (aged two years and under) can stay free of charge and will count towards maximum room capacity. A cot can be provided free of charge.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to

Onsite coffee house

Wine bar

Sun terrace

Garden with outdoor furniture

Secure parking

Free Wi-Fi

Getting to the Riversleigh is easy. Bairnsdale is a scenic 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne.

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

Multi-Stop Trips: If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

The Riversleigh
1 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale VIC 3875
“This boutique hotel is the Jewel of Bairnsdale. Amazing venue, service and staff. Room was exceptionally clean. Downstairs is a cafe/restaurant with reasonably priced food and wine. Really impressed with this business, will be back soon.”
- TripAdvisor
“Lucked upon this hotel and weren't disappointed. Reception and staff were all very friendly, the ambience was lovely, rooms were well appointed and spotless.Bed was almost brand new and very comfortable. Breakfast was provided and was good standard.Excellent value for money and far above what else we looked at in Bairnsdale.”
- TripAdvisor
“Stayed for two nights just after New Year. Lovely hotel, nice breakfast with lots of choice and very comfortable room. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Enjoyed being able to sit on comfy sofas downstairs and enjoy coffee and cake while reading newspapers. We had a nice walk around Bairnsdale and around by the river. We visited Lakes Entrance and Metung which were about 1/2 hour’s drive as well as the Buchan Caves. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.”
- TripAdvisor

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