Things to do in and around Paynesville
There is abundant bird life around the garden with black cockatoos, white cockatoos,
kookaburras, lorikeets, and galahs. If you're around in the evening you may see a kangaroo hopping around
the block, or an echidna slowly crawling the garden searching for ants and termites.
The Gippsland Lakes are Australia's biggest inland waterway. Paynesville lies at the junction of Lake Victoria, Lake King and Newlands Backwater. We have good beaches with great swimming for families, great fishing from jetties and boats, boat launch ramps and sailing and boating amongst the best in Australia. The Lakes are also home to the Burrunan dolphin, unique in the world to the Lakes and commonly seen around Paynesville.
The silt jetties of the Mitchell River enter the lakes at Eagle Point and are the longest silt jetties in the world. They are a unique geographic feature and visitors to the jetties have a most unusual view of the lakes.
The lakes and the yacht club in Paynesville, the GLYC, are often a venue for state and national sailing competitions and are a great place too for good parasailing.
The Bairnsdale Golf Club, on the outskirts of Paynesville and only 3 minutes from Lake Gallery, is one of the finest courses in Gippsland. It provides fine greens, beautiful fairways and is a good test of golf for any standard of player.
National and State Parks abound in this rich natural haven for wildlife, each easily accessible by car or by boat. The huge temperate rainforests of East Gippsland are a short drive away and there are many great walks to be had there. The Den of Nargun (40 minutes west of Lake Gallery) is a park on the Mitchell River that is rich in aboriginal history and culture.
Useful Web Sites and Links
Boat Hire in Paynesville
Restaurants around Paynesville
The Fig Cafe
Motor Cruiser Club
Bairnsdale Golf Club