Paynesville & Raymond Island

Snowy River country Gippsland Lakes

Paynesville & Raymond Island

Known as the boating capital of Victoria, Paynesville is a great place for those just looking for a getaway by the water or to enjoy activities on and around the foreshore. Explore the lakes and canals or take the Raymond Island Ferry acroos the water to the home of a large koala population at Raymond Island. Walk or cycle the island's Koala Trail and spot the resident koala's, usually asleep in a gum tree....

Paynesville offers direct access to Lake King and Lake Victoria in the heart of the Gippsland Lakes. It's a great place for those just looking for a getaway by the water or to enjoy the summer activities on and around the foreshore. Join a cruise or tour, bring your own boat or hire one to explore the lakes and canals. Whether you wish to waterski or jet ski, sail, windsurf, kayaking or just take a leisurelly walk, Paynesville has it all. Take a short drive to nearby Eagle Point and the world-renowned Mitchell River Silt Jetties. Canals wind their way through the town, where you can stay in accommodation with a private jetty at your door. Yachts and cruisers are available for hire for overnight stays.

With an array of cafes, restaurants and beautful scenery all around, Paynesville, Raymond Island and Eagle Point is sure to delight all those who come to visit this magic part of East Gippsland.


For further information or brochures our local Visitor Information Centres online or call in.

Travel Time: Approximately a 15 minute drive from Bairnsdale followed by a 5 min ferry ride from Paynesville to Raymond Island.