East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Dalfruin & Bally Vista B & B

Quality Tourism Accredited Business
Bairnsdale Studio/Apartments From $110/night

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Dalfruin Boutique B&B is a magnificent 4 star, fully accredited business, owner operated. Trip Advisor winners for 2017, 2016 Booking,com winners 2017 guest vote.
AAA Gold listing Number 1 for Gippsland

Beautiful appointed Edwardian home, a stately landmark building in East Gippsland.
Situated in beautiful grounds, within walking distance to the CBD .Bairnsdale as the main business centre for East Gippsland also has the most restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, hospital, cinemas, and theatre, the strip shopping is only 5 mins walk from Dalfruin B&B and Mitchell River, in a quiet location, away from busy highway, playgrounds, late night venues.
Spoilt for choice is how our guests describe Dalfruin, with either a traditional house B&B or one of our beautifully appointed self contained apartments.
No matter what you decide you will not be disappointed!

Offering all the creature comforts including climate control air conditioning, available in all apartments.

FREE - Very generous continental breakfast, topped up every day of your stay, plus assorted teas, coffees, coffee machine, hot chocolate, complimentary port and chocolates

FREE unlimited WI-FI and free parking with video surveillance

Our Dalfruin traditional B&B breakfast is served in the gracious dining room using where possible using Gippsland products, assorted tea and coffee can be made at any time

East Gippsland has so much to see and do. Your hosts Andrea & Keith Ford have been involved in tourism for many years, with extensive knowledge of the area they can help you to plan your stay.
Bairnsdale is the ideal place to choose for your next holiday, with direct access to Princess Highway, it is therefore close to Paynesville & Raymond Island 15 mins, Metung, 30 mins Lakes Entrance 30 mins.


Choose from one of these very different

Dalfruin Boutique luxury Apartment:
The traditional B&B experience on a large scale. Bedroom, ensuite includes claw bath, own lounge and dining room. Experience stepping back in time with lead light windows and 12 foot ceilings, but not having to forego all the modern comforts.
Tea and coffee can be made any time, and a generous healthy breakfast is provided using Gippsland products, served in the gracious dining room with your complimentary newspaper, port and chocolates,
FREE WI-FI and parking
Below is a link highlighting Dalfruin featured in Gippsland Country Life Magazine Summer edition


BallyVista Boutique Studio Apartment:
Then we have the ambiance of the spacious BallyVista Studio Apartment, fully self contained and gorgeous with kitchenette, try out our coffee machine, dining and sitting area, the ensuite includes a claw bath.

FREE breakfast as per East Gippsland Shire Health Department regulations, which are there for the guests health protection.

FREE port, chocolates, WI-FI and parking.

Garden Boutique Apartment:
The French Provincial styled Garden Apartment, full of character, with views through the French Doors, to the lovely grounds, it is also fully self contained, including a separate kitchenette, coffee machine, dining and sitting area. Generous breakfast provisions provided

FREE port, chocolates, WI-FI and parking.

The grounds are stunning setting it apart from the usual
Location is perfect: 5 mins walk to Main Street 2mins walk to Mitchell River, It is location, luxury, at an affordable price.
We are just off Princess Highway making Dalfruin B&B a quiet location ideal for sleep for any weary traveler.

Central heating and cooling, wireless broadband available, we also cater for business stays with special rates available.

NOTE: We do not take babies or children under the age of 18years.


NO pets as other guests may be allergic

Guest Comments:

Best place we have stayed so far between Melbourne & Sydney. We have stayed many times at this B&B
- Barb & Peter 2013

We had a lovely stay at this beautiful B&B
Thank you Andrea & Keith for your warm hospitality
- Tom & Tara November 2012

Stunning rooms and gardens I will definitely recommend to everyone. Loved the little extra touches. Thank you
- Jack & Heather

We saw lots of accommodation during our journey but this one is the most gorgeous!
- October 2013

Outstanding accommodation!! Difficult to fault will recommend to all we know - Thank you
- Chris & Julian Geyer Sandton S. Africia

You have thought of everything! All the little details make a big difference. Lovely comfy bed with gorgeous decor. Wish we could stay longer
- Ash & Rone Somerset U.K. Jan 2013


  • Air conditioned
  • Barbeque
  • Car park
  • DVD Player
  • Internet access
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Linen provided
  • Non-smoking indoors
  • Private bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Wireless broadband internet facilities

Map & Directions

18 McCulloch Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875 Australia

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
Applies with confirmation of reservation
1.Reservations cancelled MORE than 7 days prior to arrival all deposit refunded.
2.Reservations cancelled LESS than 7 days prior to arrival - deposit NOT refunded.
3.Reservations cancelled or postponed within 48 hours of expected arrival will result in the full amount owing being debited to the credit card given at time of reservation UNLESS the owner is able to re-book the period concerned.
4.During peak periods cancellations with less than 14 days notice will result in the full amount payable being debited to the credit card given at time of reservation minus any deposit paid to Dalfruin B&B subject to the owner being able to rebook the period.
No Show and no cancellation guest will be charged full amount for period booked.
Virus protection for you, us and the community. Please do not come if not well. Thermal no contact temperature will be taken on check in.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not take babies or children under 18yrs

For the comfort of all guests
No Pets other guest may be allergic.
NOTE: Only guests registered at time of booking
are permitted in the apartments. Public Liability policy.
During coronavirus we have in place social distancing Apartments are all self contained during this coronavirus that is desirable. We request you do not come if feeling unwell. Thermal no contact temperature will be taken before checking in. Santizer dispenser strict hygience and cleaning after each guest. For your protection our own and community

Owners and hosts are fully vaccinated and are COVID compliant . We are open to all who are not locked down
Perfect Location:
Away from busy highway playgrounds late night
venues. Dalfruin is in a quiet residential street

However we are just 10 mins walk from C.B.D.
5 mins walk from Mitchell River.

Dalfruin has just been awarded - by HOTELS COM world wide as in the top 10 most popular B&B with outstanding hosts, and s


Dalfruin is Australian Tourism Accrediated Business AAA four star plus TQUAL accrediated., we aim to provide quality of service.

Special Events

Gippsland Opera proudly presents:

Opera By The Lakes Sunday, March 23rd 2014 @2pm at the stunning Nyerimilang Heritage Park Nangurner with the best views of the Lakes in East Gippsland (near Metung and Lakes Entrance)
Guest Artists: International flautist Jane Rutter.
Opera Australia Singers Mylinda Joyce, Samantha Du Rennes, Robert Joyce, Julian Dunbar Local classical singer Josh Tomlinson.
Gates open at 12 noon for those wishing to bring a picnic prior to the main event.
Red Cross celebrating their 100th anniversary are supplying delicious afternoon tea which you can purchase. Friends of Nyerimilang also have a wine bar to purchase a glass of wine, water or soft drink.
Bring picnic rug, chair, hat,sunscreen, and enjoy the day
Tickets: $35 Adults $30 Senior or Concession $15 Children
Tickets available from December 2013 from Collins Book Shop Bairnsdale or from Andrea Ford at Dalfruin B&B 18 McCulloch Street Bairnsdale or phone 0409771526
East Gippsland Shire and Parks Victoria are supporting this event.