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Vacation rentals in Paynesville

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Guest suite in Paynesville
Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments
Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments is Paynesville's premier accommodation. With all 17 apartments offering absolute waterfront accommodation, 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, fast wi-fi, 55" smart TVs, King beds, laundry & amenities, private jetties, BBQ on the front deck, indoor pool, tennis court, professional & friendly on site management. Reception open 7 days. Located on the magical Paynesville canals in quiet & peaceful surrounds & only a 5 minute walk to the Paynesville Esplanade.
Guesthouse in Eagle Point
EAGLE Point Nest .Free Netflix WiFi
New Bungalow in Eagle Point PET FRIENDLY near to Paynesville shops, Bairnsdale Golf Course, Lakes, hop on Ferry to Raymond Island. Stay in comfort of your own bungalow with private car parking, room for boat or trailer, all the comforts of home with all new fittings, King Bed, a brand new kitchen with dishwasher beautiful bathroom, with all you could need. Lake views from the property and a 10 min walk to the Lake. Newly fenced yard for your dog.
Home in Eagle Point
Eagle Point Lakeside Cottage
Pet friendly cosy and warm rustic cottage on the water at Eagle Point. Eagle Point Lakeside Cottage is on Lake King of Gippsland Lakes. Cycling, fishing, walking, swimming and boating are popular here. Next door is the fauna reserve and great bird watching. It has a lake frontage and a shallow water jetty. On windy days watch kite surfers out the front. The ambience and serenity are wonderful

Stay near Paynesville's top sights

SARDINE eatery + bar34 locals recommend
The Old Pub Paynesville9 locals recommend
Ritchies SUPA IGA Paynesville21 locals recommend
Pier 7029 locals recommend
The Fig Licensed Cafe15 locals recommend
Boathouse Pizza Bar & Grill Restaurant12 locals recommend

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Guest suite in Paynesville
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Home in Paynesville
Villaview on the canal. Perfect getaway.
Home in Paynesville
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Apartment in Paynesville
Captains Cove Resort - Waterfront Apartment
Holiday home in Paynesville
Kooringal on Langford - A stone throw to the beach
Cottage in Raymond Island
Sea~Lake Cottage. Peaceful, surrounded by nature
Guest suite in Raymond Island
The Blue Door Private Lakeside accomodation

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Paynesville

Total rentals

120 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

30 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

10 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

40 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

100 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

4.4K reviews

Your guide to Paynesville

Welcome to Paynesville

Surrounded by lakes on three sides, the pleasant East Gippsland holiday town of Paynesville was made for activities on the water — from fishing to waterskiing, kayaking to windsurfing. Known as the boating capital of Victoria, Paynesville offers boat hire, or you can bring your own. Explore the Mitchell River silt jetties, the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, to the north; go koala spotting on Raymond Island to the east; or give your binoculars a workout at Rotamah Island, part of the Lakes National Park to the south, which is known for its year-round birdwatching opportunities.

On the southwestern side of town, Sunset Cove is a great place for a paddle or perhaps a relaxing picnic. Sunset Cove is also the start of a scenic walking track that takes you along the water to the end of Newlands Drive, which meets the Esplanade, Paynesville’s dining hub.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Paynesville

The warmer summer months, particularly from December to March, are Paynesville’s busiest, when the weather is ideal for water-based activities. Typically held over a weekend in February, the Paynesville Music Festival is a fun time to be in the area, with free entertainment at various venues around town, along with a foreshore market, food vans, busking, and music cruises. While it can be chilly in Paynesville during the winter months, the East Gippsland Winter Festival, launched in 2021, makes for a compelling reason to visit at this time, with pop-up events, art installations, lavish winter feasts, lantern parades, and workshops hosted around the region over a three-week period from mid-June until early July. In spring, Lakes National Park’s wildflowers come into bloom.

Top things to do in Paynesville

Explore Mitchell River National Park

Under an hour’s drive northwest of Paynesville, Mitchell River National Park is another great place to get back to nature in the area. A key draw is the Den of Nargun, a cave formation and a sacred Aboriginal site, where you’ll find a picnic area and a 3.4-kilometre-loop track that also takes you to the Bluff Lookout, which offers superb views of Mitchell River Gorge.

Spot koalas on Raymond Island

Home to around 200 koalas, Raymond Island is a great place to spot these iconic furry marsupials. Catch the free, four-minute ferry from Paynesville and take a stroll on the 1.2-kilometre Koala Trail, keeping your eyes peeled for echidnas and kangaroos, too. Great for families, two- and four-seater surrey bikes are available to hire. With no shops on the island, you might want to bring a picnic lunch.

Check out St Peter’s by the Lake Anglican Church

Built of Gippsland limestone bricks, Paynesville’s quirky, mid-century St Peter’s by the Lake Anglican Church has a nautical theme, complete with a pulpit shaped like the prow of a fishing vessel and a sanctuary lamp fashioned from a ship’s riding light. Look out for the mosaic of fish, an early Christian symbol, on the building’s exterior, high above the sanctuary windows.

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