Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.
- Area:5.719 km2
- Elevation:7 m
- Local Government Area:East Gippsland Shire Council
Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Paynesville had a population of 3,480. The town is located 293 kilometres (182 mi) by road east of the state capital, Melbourne. It is known as the boating capital of Victoria.
Paynesville was originally called Toonalook, which is an aboriginal name for "place of many fish". The post office opened on 8 November 1879 as Toonalook and was renamed Paynesville in 1886 by the Dickson family, who still reside in the area.
# Things to do
Other tourist attractions in the area include:
Paynesville Maritime Museum
Raymond Island - well known locally for its large koala population.
Ninety Mile Beach - accessible by boat from the town.
The Lakes National ParkNearby towns include Bairnsdale, Metung, Eagle Point, and Lakes Entrance.