About Us

Bairs Hotel has been owned and run by the Hocken family for the past 21 years and have carried on the legacy of beginnings of Irish immigrant Arthur Bair in 1890; whose name has continued on throughout the hotel’s growth and reputation. In 1939, the hotel unfortunately burnt down and was rebuilt in the same year, the Bairs name carried onto the new building that now features classic and an iconic art deco style.

Historic Gippsland

Located in the heart of greenery hills and luscious historic town of Leongatha, Bairs Otago Hotel provides rest and relaxation for the somnolent traveller in the utmost comfort at affordable pricing. The hotel features outstanding meals, the classic Australian Parma being a signature Aussie meal for any tourist. Dine in our bar and bistro that is full of character, charm and Australian history.

Our friendly service at Bair’s Otago Hotel ensures that every traveller and patron who walks through our doors is looked after, no matter how far they have travelled; because that’s the Otago way.

Beautiful Scenery and Beaches

Consider yourself a history buff? Or simply come down for a surf. We have something for everyone. We’re a short drive from beautiful Australian beaches at Inverloch and Wilson’s Prom; you’re in for some local scenery, a typical Aussie surf and a number of history tours on offer throughout Gippsland.