Paynesville, the boating capital of the Gippsland Lakes, offers a quiet seaside village feel with all the facilities that you require to make your Gippsland Lakes boating adventure a great one.

Things to do:paynesville

  • Walking tracks along the foreshore
  • Drive or walk to the mouth of the Mitchell River to view the Silt Jetties
  • Dine at one of the seaside cafes
  • Cruise the Paynesville canals by boat
    or kayak.

The main feature of the harbor is McMillans Strait, between Raymond Island and the main land. There is also an extensive canal system that weaves through Paynesville and is occupied by beautiful waterfront houses making it a lovely cruise. The Paynesville foreshore facilities is a long stretch of walkway with restaurants and shops and facilities including playground, BBQs, toilets, showers & walk tracks.

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Paynesville market is held on Gilsensen Reserve on the 2nd Sunday of the month a farmers market is hel at the A.J. Freeman Reserve on Main Rd on the 3rd Saturday of the month. A ferry that carries vehicles and pedestrians from Paynesville to Raymond Island is a well-known attraction to many tourists - well worth a visit.

Moorings: You are welcome to moor at Bulls Cruisers at anytime during your stay. Our onshore facilities include shower & toilets. Fuel, sewerage pump out & water is available 7 days per week. Several public jetties are also available for mooring throughout Paynesville which are all close to shops, toilets, showers and picnic areas. The most popular public jetties include Fisherman’s Wharf through to the Yacht Club. Refer to your cruising map for alternate jetty berths.

Services / shopping includes:
Ritchies IGA & Foodwords supermarkets, 2 x Bakeries, Butcher, Paynesville Seafoods, Bendigo Community Bank, Chemist, Newsagent, Craft Centre, Hardware, Changing Tide Giftware & Florist,Paynesville Medical Centre.

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Land Based Accommodation. We highly recommend: Captains Cove on the Paynesville canals 5156 7223 / Website.

Visit some of our excellent eateries: Fishermans Wharf Restaurant / Café 5156 6190 - Stanleys Café 5156 1331 - Fickle Fig 5156 6190 - The Old Pub 5156 6442 - Almas 5156 7888 - Motor Cruiser Club 5156 0734 - Tham Dynasty Chinese 5156 7188 - Paynesville Wine Bar 5156 1395

Take-away: Paynesville Seafoods 5156 6080 - Ferry Cafe / Mr Pizza 5156 6993

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