Resort Activities

So much to do at the Cove

resort_act03Paynesville & East Gippsland offer some of the best tracks for nature walks, riding, walking & jogging that you will find.

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
Raymond Island

Walking / Riding – our favorite tracks to explore

resort_act06Paynesville / 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 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

resort_act02½ hour: Paddle from Captains Cove and head East through the canals until you reach the entrance to Lake King.

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

resort_act05Paynesville & 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.