Paynesville, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Paynesville

Paynesville a 10 minute drive from Bairnsdale is known as the boating capital of the Gippsland Lakes with McMillan Straits, Newlands Arm and canals providing sheltered moorings for many boats and pleasure craft. The town is centrally located on the strait linking Lake King and Lake Victoria and has several swimming beaches for the family.

The Gunai (Kurni) tribes originally named the area “Toonalook” or “Place of Plenty Fish” - little has changed with excellent fishing in the Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo Rivers which provide some of the best bream fishing in the state.

Watersports including windsurfing, sailing, jetski and waterskiing are also pursued in this wonderful holiday destination which has a range of accommodation and eateries to suit all budgets.

The township boasts an excellent shopping centre with restaurants, cafes and take-aways servicing the hungry visitors.

Bulls Cruises are based in Paynesville and offer you the chance hire a cruiser and explore the Gippsland Lakes at your leisure. Hire boats suitable from 2 to 10 persons.

Raymond Island a natural lake island with a small permanent population. Peaceful and bush covered with wonderful wildlife. Access to the island is by boat or car passenger ferry from Paynesville which departs every 15 minutes either side. Take your car over and explore. Range of accommodation available.

Eagle Point located 10 minutes drive from Bairnsdale on the Mitchell River. Very popular family holiday destination especially during the warmer months with boating, fishing, sailing and water skiing the main activities. View the Mitchell River silt jetties which stretch 10 kms into Lake King from the mouth of the Mitchell River. The silt jetties were built up over hundreds of years through the depositing of silt brought from the mountains and left along either side of the stream flow as it entered Lake King. They are second only to the silt jetties on the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bluff View provides a magnificent view of the Gippsland Lakes.

Accommodation includes caravan and camp parks.

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The Meeting Place
The Meeting Place

Hire a Cruiser  and Explore the Lakes
Hire a Cruiser and Explore the Lakes

Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes
Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes

Keeping Watch
Keeping Watch

 

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Paynesville Accommodation


Beachside Loft at Eagle Bay (Eagle Point)
Beachside Loft at Eagle Bay (Eagle Point)
1 Bay Road Eagle Point VIC 3878
Waterfront - Magnificent Sunrise/Moonrise.
'Beachside Loft' has been recommended in the 2009 'East Coast Australia' Lonely Planet Guide.
This Stylish self contained loft is a truly special escape for couples.
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The Cottage Raymond Island
Raymond Island VIC 3880
'The Cottage' 3 bedrooms - 2 QS, 2 S beds.
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Captains Cove Resort – Paynesville, Gippsland Lakes
Captains Cove Resort – Paynesville, Gippsland Lakes
14 Mitchell Street Paynesville VIC 3880
Captains Cove waterfront apartments offers a unique, relaxing holiday tucked away on the Paynesville canals. Offering 4 star accommodation each of the 18 exclusive apartments is fully self contained and has its own private jetty and waterfront mooring making this a perfect location for boating & fishing. Tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, bike & kayak hire.
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Paynesville Activities


Enterprise Cruise - Paynesville
Enterprise Cruise - Paynesville
Enterprise Cruises67a Newlands Drive Paynesville VIC 3880
Enjoy The breathtaking sights and sounds as you tour the vast inland waterways of the Gippsland Lakes.
The best venue for your next function, conference, party, wedding or tour is here in Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. Enterprise is a stylish, spacious boat that offers value, versatility and all amenities ...... perfect for any occasion with our four star service all the way.
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Coastal Fishing Information
Coastal Fishing Information
Information about fishing in the 90 Mile Beach Region.
List of best baits to use for each fish species.
Detailed information on the species of fish you might expect to catch in this area.
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Water Safety Hints
Water Safety Hints
• Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
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