Walking / Jogging Tracks
Getting your daily dose of exercise is never easier than when you are spending time in the Paynesville and East Gippsland region of Victoria.
Getting your daily dose of exercise is never easier than when you are spending time in the Paynesville and East Gippsland region of Victoria. The area is well known for its network of extensive trails that are as fun to walk as they are to jog or bike. You can walk along the boardwalk and take in the sight of boats sailing through the narrow straights or take the designated exercise trails to get a tour of the region. Walking in the early hours of the morning is the best time to catch sight of a kangaroo or koala, and the stunning scenery will make you happy that you made the effort.
You can choose your trail based on the distance you want to cover and the parts of the island you most want to see. Be sure to bring sunscreen a plenty of water with you, as the coastal sunshine can be surprisingly strong!
Captains Cove/ Sunset Cove/ Newlands Arm (6.5km)
If you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll without having to walk for hours, this 6.5 kilometer loop is perfect for you. The simple route is a smart choice if you’re taking kids along, though you might want to turn back partway rather than completing the whole loop. Your walking efforts will be rewarded with stunning scenery from Paynesville Forshore through Newlands Arm and McMillans Strait.
Paynesville/ Eagle Point Loop (10km)
For the ambitious walker, this trail is well worth the additional effort those extra kilometers will cost you. The route starts at Captains Cove and meanders through Sunset Cove along Newlands Drive Foreshare. Along the way you’ll get perfect views of the McMillans Straits and get to see the Newlands Arm as the path begins to wind along Lake King. If you take this path in the morning or at dusk, you’ll be sure to see plenty of wildlife, including the region’s thriving kangaroo population.
East Gippsland Rail Trail
As one of the longest rail trails in all of Victoria, it’s likely you’ll manage to cover only a small section of these hundreds of kilometers of trails. Nonetheless, portions of this trail will alternatively take you through farmland, gorgeous forests and plenty of mountain ranges, making it well worth you effort.