Wondering where to stay in Bairnsdale? Stay at the Grand Terminus! We have 12 Rooms (Family, Queen, Singles available) Enjoy the convenience of wandering up to your room after a great meal, drinks and enjoying the entertainment at the Grand Terminus Hotel.
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The Grand Terminus Hotel was designed by H. French and the construction supervised by J. French. During the final stages of construction on Saturday August 3, 1889 the Bairnsdale Advertiser wrote “the building is fit for any city in the world” and that “the quality features are beyond words”.
The area of Bairnsdale was originally occupied by the Kurnai Aborigines, it was surveyed in 1840 by Angus McMillan. Angus is famed for naming the Mitchell River where Bairnsdale is built.
In 1842 Frederick Jones was the first European settler in the now Bairnsdale area. He settled at what is now know as Lucknow and used his land to breed horses for the Indian market.
The railway arrived in 1888 and hence the building name Grand Terminus.