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.

Tara House Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale B&B/Guesthouse From $110/night

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Check In: 14:00 | Check Out: 10:00

Open Hours: After 2pm most days and by special arrangement

Operating under new ownership and management in 2016, built in 1890 Tara House, Bairnsdale is a gracious Victorian Bed and Breakfast residence. Step into a bygone era, enjoy the collections and antique furnishings, the themed rooms (The Master Suite, The Lighthouse Room and The Ballerina Room), a lovely Victorian Dining Room and the formal Lounge with Piano and fire. The established and historic gardens at Tara House are delightful with many trees and interesting plants.


Janice Haynes is now the owner/host of Tara House since 2016. Janice is currently the Manager of the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub in Bairnsdale and has had a long career in the Arts as a dancer and performer. She presents historic reenactments as the Lady of History, and is the project officer for the Victorian Community History Awards. A keen costume collector Janice also has experience working at lighthouses and writing her own theatre shows. Janice meets guests and provides a history of Tara House and its collections.


  • Breakfast optional
  • Car park
  • DVD Player
  • Internet access
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Meals available
  • Non-smoking indoors
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Private bathroom
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Wireless broadband internet facilities
  • Wood fire

Map & Directions

37 Day Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia


Driving directions from Melbourne are: turn left into Victoria Street at the large roundabout just past the hospital at the entry to Bairnsdale. Then turn right into Day Street, and travel across 3 intersections (Anderson Street, Wallace Street and Moroney Street). You will pass Tara House on your right, drive up to the next get-through and turn right around the middle of the road strip. Either park at the front personnel gate at Tara or ring ahead on 5153 2253 for the gate to be opened for entry to off street parking.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds can only be permitted in exceptional circumstances and on application. Any damage caused by guests must be paid for.