So much to do at the Cove
One of our favourite & (safest spots) to ride is Raymond Island. Take your bike over on the ferry (Free of charge on foot/bike) & cruise around the bushland. There are so many options on the Island. Ride across the east side of the island and take a swim, walk along the boardwalk and watch the boats cruising through the Straits or take the koala walk to see how many koalas you can spot.
Ride the Koalas
Walking / Riding – our favorite tracks to explore
Paynesville / Eagle Point loop – 10kms This track takes you from Captains Cove through Sunset Cove and along Newlands Drive Foreshore. Most of the walk meanders along the McMillans Straits, Newlands Arm & Lake King. Kangaroos will be seen at Eagle Point in the mornings and at dusk. We love this track.
Captains Cove / Sunset Cove / Newlands Arm 6.5 kms A beautiful track that takes in all the sites. The Paynesville foreshore, the serenity of Newlands Arm and McMillans Strait. Great for kids on bikes. The end of the track offers a challenge for runners looking for a challenge
4.5 kms: Captains Cove to Sunset Cove
East Gippsland Rail Trail is also well known as one of Victoria’s longest rail trails. With 100kms of rolling farmland, villages, serene forests, mountain views & wide rivers.
Visit www.eastgippslandtrail.com for more details or see Reception for a Rail Trail brochure and map.
The Silt Jetties at the mouth of the Mitchell River (The longest silt jetties in the world) is a 16km return trip
Bairnsdale, the Macloed Morass Boardwalk
If you have a boat a must do walk is at Steamer Landing or Rottamhah Island to 90 mile beach — 2 kms
Captain’s Kayak Hire
1 hour: Travel around Burraboggie Island (The island that Captains Cove is located on) and head into McMillans Straits
Kayak Hire Rates:
Single & Double Kayaks: $10 for the first hour
Kids kayaks: $7 per hour
Each hour thereafter: $5 per hour
Daily rate: $45 per day.
Bring your own Boat
Paynesville & the Gippsland Lakes offer the best locations to get out on the water. Safe & protected waterways & idyllic locations that abound in nature, wildlife, activities & fun! The Lakes are excellent for year round cruising. For loads of information about boating on the Lakes click here
The lakes were originally shallow coastal lagoons that were part of a large bay but over thousands of years sand has built up in deposits along the coastline and the lakes are now separated from the ocean by a beautiful strip of coastal sand dunes known as the Ninety Mile Beach.