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Paynesville (Victoria)

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Paynesville (Victoria)

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Paynesville is a paradise for boating in East Gippsland. It has a man made canal system for boating as well as a natural harbour area, central to the hundreds of kilometres of lakes and rivers that form part of the Gippsland Lakes system.

Get in

Paynesville is around 15 minutes drive from Bairnsdale. A small bus runs several times daily between the towns. The road between Paynesville and Bairndale has a consistently wide hard shoulder, and it is a nearly dead flat 14km ride from Bairnsdale alongside the Mitchell River. There is even a short diversion along a cycle path by the side of the river - although travelling this way involves a climb at the end of the path.

Trains service Bairnsdale from Melbourne three times daily, and carry bikes.

You can also travel to Paynesville by boat. You can moor at the jetty in front of the town centre for 4 hours free of charge - for longer stays there are plenty of marina and mooring options.

Get around

Bicycle is perfectly suited to Paynesville. The area is flat, the roads are quiet, and the Raymond Island ferry carries bicycles free of charge.

The town centre is easy to walk around.

Parking is available everywhere.

To see many of the areas surrounding the lakes a boat is required. There are several options for dingy, cruiser, or kayak hire in town.

  • Bulls Cruisers.


  • Raymond Island. The island ferry is just a short trip from the town centre. $8 return for cars, or free for bicycles and pedestrians. There is a waterfront walk/cycle, and paths and roads which meander through the trees. There is a large population of Koala's on the island, and this would have to be one of the easiest places in Australia to spot Koalas. There is also a large variety of sea birds and wallabies.
  • Silt Jetties


  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Cycling


Supplies are easily available - supermarkets stock a wide variety of goods, and are open until 8pm daily.

  • Paynesville Dairy, is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11am until 5pm, stocking local dairy products, including milk and cheese.





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