Raymond Island & Newlands Arm

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Raymond Island is home to a large Koala colony and a rich array of flora and fauna. The koala walk is a must do. With a gold coin donation, you start at the ferry and follow the trail.

A few canoe trees are testimony to the island’s Aboriginal past. The island has a ferry carrying vehicles and pedestrians and operates almost continuosly. A community of residents and holiday makers populate Raymond Island. Walks along the foreshore boardwalk, through the bushland and the abundant wildlife make this island destination well worth visiting. There are BBQ, toilet and playground facilities available just near the ferry.

Mooring: There are 2 public jetties on the Payensville side of the island which are Steamer Landing jetty at the North end of Raymond Island heading out of the Straits (100m from Bulls) and the Raymond Island jetty just to the north of the ferry. The Resides jetty on the east side of Raymond Island is also a good public jetty.

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Newlands Arm

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Newlands Arm is a sheltered inlet and a popular beach area for water sports and swimming. It also has a kids playground & toilets.

You can cruise through Newlands Arm. The end is shallow so be sure to turn around at least 400 metres from the end of the Arm.

Getting there: When proceeding south from Paynesville out towards Lake Victoria, on the north side following the shore line from McMillan's Straight you will come across the entrance to Newlands Arm (be sure to keep in the centre of the channel as the port side is on a spit and the starboard side is shallow).

Mooring: Excellent beach mooring. Turn left once through the entrance to Newlands Arm. Use your long lines to tie off to the mooring poles. Please do not moor on jetties in Newlands Arm as they are all privately owned.