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Paynesville

A charming village on the Gippsland Lakes, Paynesvile is surrounded by lakes on three sides with canals and inlets providing plenty of exciting water sports opportunities.

Paynesville is a haven for water sport enthusiasts who ski, sail, surf and fish on waters that are also home to flocks of water birds. Canals and inlets offer sheltered moorings for yachts and cruisers that give the town its distinctive maritime feel and boating reputation. Hire a boat and explore the waterways in style or join a tour to learn more about the lakes.

Foot passengers can take the free car and passenger ferry to Raymond Island across the McMillan Strait. Raymond Island is one of the best places in Victoria to go koala spotting and is also home to over 60 bird species and many species of ground orchids and wildflowers. There are also 140 species of native birds to spot in the Lakes National Park.

The Gippsland Lakes comprises the largest inland network of waterways in Australia. Explore the Mitchell River silt jetties, second only in size to the immense silt jetties of the Mississippi River. There are good views from Eagle Point Bluff and a vehicle track that provides a closer view and leads to some fine fishing spots. Catch your fill of black bream and mullet or watch for dolphins playing in the water.

Soak up the charm of the village with a walk around the Newlands Arm walking track along the lake shore, or just relax with coffee and cake by the water.

Paynesville is 300 kilometres from Melbourne, or around three-and-a-half hours by car along the Princes Highway.

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Paynesville: Where To Go / Sightseeing

East Gippsland Rail Trail


Location: Bairnsdale to Orbost
Distance: 96 kilometres one way
Track: Generally smooth dirt or gravel track
Grade: Level One - Suitable for beginners and children. Level Two - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels
Start: Howitt Park, McEacharn Street, Bairnsdale
Finish: Burn Road, Newmerella. The trail ends at Newmerella, with an off road shared pathway continuing to Orbost.

Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this trail weaves past undulating farmland, tall forests, rivers and flood plains. Cross historic timber railway bridges and enjoy views of the Gippsland Lakes before arriving at the Snowy River.

Bairnsdale to Nicholson (Eight kilometres)
Nicholson to Bruthen (20 kilometres)
Bruthen to Nowa Nowa (30 kilometres)
Nowa Nowa to Orbost (38 kilometres)




Howitt Park,
McEacharn Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 11.0K from Paynesville

East Gippsland Art Gallery


Established in 1993, East Gippsland Art Gallery is the centre for visual arts in East Gippsland, celebrating the unique artistic spirit of the Gippsland region through a vibrant and dynamic program of art and cultural experiences for the whole family.

Discover paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints and 3D works that inspire, excite and challenge. The Gallery Shop stocks books, magazines and a variety of fine arts and crafts produced by local artists.




2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 11.9K from Paynesville

Nyerimilang Heritage Park


Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by garden and scenic walks meander along bush and farm tracks, past Kurrajong trees, wetland areas and through the East Gippsland Indigenous Plant Garden.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Nungurner Road
Nungurner, VIC, 3909

Located 17.9K from Paynesville

Paynesville: Events

Elements: Contemporary Koorie Art from Gippsland


Elements: Contemporary Koorie Art from Gippsland showcases work from three Gippsland Koorie artists at different stages in their career. Dr. Aunty Eileen Harrison, Alfie Hudson and Leslie Ritchie.

Come along to the opening event at 5:30pm on Friday 19 May 2017. All welcome to this free exhibition.


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2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 11.9K from Paynesville

Kangaroo Tales - a collaborative sculpture installation


Kangaroo Tales is a sculpture installation made from both contemporary and traditional materials and techniques, including kangaroo skins, basket grass, perspex, lighting, hot wire burning and upholstery.

It is the latest collaborative artwork by Lakes Entrance based artists Frances Harrison, Lennie Hayes, Catherine Larkins and Elaine Terrick.

Special opening event 5:30 pm Friday 19 May. All are welcome. Please visit the website for dates.


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2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 11.9K from Paynesville

Arj Barker: Organic (The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub)


'As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are always tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That's quality you can trust.'

*May contain traces of nuts

Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.


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2017
      5th Nov


80 McKean Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 13.3K from Paynesville

Twin River's Bream Classic Fishing Competition


The Twin River's Bream Classic Fishing Competition has been running for over 20 years in the East Gippsland area and is a standout fishing event.

The Nicholson, Tambo and Mitchell Rivers of East Gippsland are known to be bream hot spots and July is the perfect to time to put a line in. With new categories and a focus on catch and release in 2017, now is a great time to enter.

When you register, you have the chance to win a Jeep Renegade from Dwyers or Aluminium boat from All Power Marine, amongst other great prizes. Grab your mates and register online now to secure your spot in the 21st anniversary of this great competition.


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2017
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Punt Road
Johnsonville, VIC, 3902

Located 13.7K from Paynesville

Paynesville: Travel Tips

Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre


Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre, in East Gippsland, is ideally situated at the start of the Great Alpine Road and a focal point on the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Route serving both the Gippsland Lakes to the east and the High Country to the north.

The region is an ever popular holiday and touring location all the year round being well known for not only its mild temperate climate especially in the winter months, but for its natural attractions.

'East Gippsland is naturally magic', this sums up its appeal for all ages and all interests.

Bairnsdale Visitor Centre provides not only information but offers a free booking service for accommodation and for the many tours around the Gippsland Lakes Region by land sea and air. A comprehensive range of souvenirs and locally made products are also available as is internet access. In addition fishing licences, television or video display and Laminating service (to A3) are available.

Activities in the region include swimming, sailing, boating, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, rowing, cycling, walks, drives and wine tasting.




240 Main Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 12.0K from Paynesville

Metung Visitor Information Centre


Metung Visitor Information Centre is centrally located in the Village and is open seven days per week and can assist visitors to Metung and surrounds with local information. They can also help visitors with booking accommodation, tours and activities in this picturesque Village located on the Gippsland Lakes.

Metung is a small Village of 1100 permanent residents located on a narrow peninsula of land separating Bancroft Bay from Lake King. Situated in East Gippsland and ideally placed with the surrounding protected waters of the Gippsland Lakes.

The Metung Visitor Information Centre can also help with information on day boat hire, overnight cruiser or yacht hire, scenic cruises, galleries, restaurants, cooking school, walks, sightseeing, wineries, food trails, tours and scenic drives.

They are able to assist visitors with their free accommodation booking service, whether it be a motel, bed and breakfast, waterfront apartments, cabin, cottages and houses either in the village or the surrounding area, please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre.

Please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre for further information.




50 Metung Road,
Shop 3
Metung, VIC, 3904

Located 12.6K from Paynesville

Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre


Lakes Entrance VIC is the place to come for information on the region. The best known destination, the Gippsland Lakes, is the biggest and most beautiful expanse of inland waterways in the southern hemisphere. Walk across the sand dunes to the famous Ninety Mile Beach.

With eight magnificent National Parks on the coast and in the high country of Gippsland, more than any other region of Australia. These include the Alpine National Park - Victoria's biggest, the Snowy River National Park and the UNESCO- listed Croajingalong National Park that embraces 100 kilometres of coastline.

The region has two of Australia's greatest driving routes. The Great Alpine Road, which winds through the Alpine National Park and Victoria's high country. The Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive, which in East Gippsland, starts at Croajingalong National Park and ends at the Gippsland Lakes.

With the country's biggest fishing port at Lakes Entrance, we're the fishing capital of Australia.

Book a lakeside apartment or canal villa with a boat moored at your private jetty, never leave the waterways for your entire holiday. Or stay in a country inn up in the clear mountain air of Victoria's Alpine country and simply wander through the wildflowers.




2 Marine Parade
Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909

Located 23.1K from Paynesville

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