Paynesville

 


Paynesville is a coastal town in the East Gippsland/Lakes region of Victoria.

With a population of just over 3,000 people Paynesville is 290 kilometres from Melbourne and is known as the boating capital of Victoria.

Paynesville was originally named Toonalook, which is an aboriginal name for "place of many fish". The post office was opened in 1879 as Toonalook and was renamed Paynesville in 1886.

Raymond Island is adjacent to Paynesville and is a small island accessible from Paynesville via the Raymond Island Ferry. The island is predominantly residential and is well known for its large koala population.

Paynesville is a very busy town with a range of shops, cafes, a bank and a newly built community centre and library. Much of the recent growth of Paynesville is due to the construction of canals and quality homes which have created two artificial islands within Paynesville.

Pet friendly accommodation in Paynesville consists of pet friendly holiday homes, pet friendly cottages, pet friendly caravan parks, and pet friendly apartments, whilst pet services in and around Paynesville include Paynesville vets, pet breeders, pet food outlets, Paynesville pet friendly dining venues, dog grooming and washing businesses, boarding kennels and catteries, Paynesville pet transport operators, pet photography and artists studios, and Paynesville pet enclosures and fencing contractors.

Many people travel to Paynesville for their annual holidays and breaks from work so if you haven't been to Paynesville yet, it is suggested you write Paynesville in big letters in your diary. With access to the magnificent Gippsland Lakes system, Paynesville is awaiting your visit in the very near future.
 

 

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