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.


Loop the Mitchell

This easy, family friendly bike ride will loop you along the Mitchell River. Featuring a number of spots to stop and unpack a picnic, beautiful Willow trees and boards of information along the track, this cycling loop is always a favourite. You will cross three bridges, including a narrow swing bridge and enjoy a mix of groomed gravel and concrete sections.

If you're traveling by car, the most convenient access points to this ride are at the bridge ends. If you're coming from Bairnsdale's main shopping area, head to Mitchell Port Road.

Families with children should make a stop at Howitt Park, which is home to a BMX track and an impressive, lengthy tunnel slide.

Take a short detour into the town centre of Bairnsdale where you can find yourself sipping a latte from one of the many popular cafes

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Mitchell River Cycling Loop

Location: Bairnsdale

Distance: 5.6 km

Grade: Level 1

Start: Howitt Park, Bairnsdale

Finish: Howitt Park, Bairnsdale

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