Boat, sail, swim, canoe, kayak, fish; in fact you can experience just about any water activity on East Gippsland idyllic lakes, waterways and beaches. So go ahead, make a splash!

And if getting off the water is your thing, East Gippsland is host to a myriad of natural attractions, iconic destinations, arts, culture, food and wine experiences.

Why not extend your stay and discover all that East Gippsland has to offer.



Paynesville is the second largest town on the Gippsland Lakes, with a population of around 3500. Paynesville is close to Raymond Island, Eagle Point and Newlands Arm. Paynesville is home to the biggest yacht club on the Gippsland Lakes.

The sandy beach is popular for families with children, where they can swim in the shallow sandy bottom calm waters.

The ferry takes visitors over to nearby Raymond island regularly during the daylight hours and it is free for foot traffic to use the ferry. Visitors to the Island usually take theKoala walk, where you can see Koalas in their native habitat. Links Visit Paynesville