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Paynesville

Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:5.719 km2
  • Elevation:7 m
  • Population:3,480
  • Local Government Area:East Gippsland Shire Council

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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. # History 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. # Weather # 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.

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