Set out for adventure on Gippsland’s waterways from Paynesville, a charming village with canals. Paynesville is the region’s boating capital.


Sail Safari

As a staple in the Gippsland Lakes for over twelve years, Sail Safari offers a wide range of tours and experiences that are sure to satisfy every sailing skill level. You can take “learning to sail” courses as well as enjoy relaxing tours along the canals of Paynesville, all with the help of the company’s highly competent guides. Overnight tours are also available.


Venture Out

Take the time to experience the thrill of a real adventure by booking a trip with Venture Out, a Gippsland business that is happy to offer you your choice of activities from equipment rentals to guided tours. You can rent high quality mountain bikes or hobbies and kayaks to take out in the channel. No matter what you choose, you’ll be sure to have a great time with Venture Out.


Right Track Tours

This small boutique tour company works out of East Gippsland and is happy to provide you with a choice of customized tour options for small groups that typically max out at 11 people. They strive to give their clients a personalized tour experience that truly shows off the highlights of the East Gippsland region, and their highly customizable itineraries ensure that the trip will be fun for longtime locals and international tourists alike. Whether you want to learn about native plants and animals, study the history of Australia’s indigenous people or simply go on some shopping excursions, the Right Track Tours will be happy to get you on your way.


Pearl Lugger Cruises

If your idea of a day well spent is enjoying the views of the coastline from a sailing ship, you can’t miss out on a historic sailing ride from Pearl Lugger Cruise. Originally built in 1902, the Pearl Lugger first operated in Broome before wrecking on the shore and then getting alternatively wrecked and restored throughout the following decades. Today, the ship has been restored to its full glory and runs daily cruises in the morning and evenings most days of the week. For those looking for a truly experiential way to learn about Australia’s marine history, this is the cruise for you.