Paynesville is a three and a half hour easy drive east from Melbourne.
While driving, stop off at Yarragon, a pleasant town about one-and-a-quarter-hours
from Melbourne with good cafes and several galleries.
The freeways are excellent and you will pass through the dairy country of West Gippsland, the Latrobe valley, the Strezlecki ranges of Central Gippsland and then the rich dairy, beef and sheep country of East Gippsland. Further east of Paynesville are the mighty hardwood, semi-temperate rainforests forests of East Gippsland.