BBQ’s & Picnic Spots

A bbq is the perfect way to relax with family and friends, or for an memorable day out with someone special. Around the area are many locations to stop and enjoy a bbq or picnic. With a great choice of meats on offer from our local butcher in Paynesville and a selection of picnic fare from the supermarket deli, you are sure to experience a great day out!


Sunset Cove
Undercover electric bbq – toilets – tables – lake setting – swimming – walking track
parking – sandy lake beach

Foreshore – The Esplanade
Undercover electric bbq – toilets – public jetty – lake setting – lake beach – shops
walking track – craft shop – swimming – child playground

Foreshore – Ferry Side – The Esplanade
Tables – walks – overlooks McMillan Strait – Ferry access to Raymond Island on foot
or by car – public jetty – shops – services

Raymond Island – Ferry Park
Electric Bbq’s – toilets – tables – child playground – walks – koalas – overlooks McMillan Strait
Horse & Cart rides – public jetty

Raymond Island – Beach & Bush
Many spots to locate yourself – explore – koalas – wildlife – birds – swimming – boating

Mitchell River Silt Jetties – Eagle Point Foreshore
Explore – rotunda area on foreshore has free electric bbq’s – walks –
wildlife park with kangaroos free – foreshore picnic spots – kiosk
Bluff Lookout – Silt Jetties drive & picnic spots

Mitchell River
Follow the river down to Bairnsdale – many beautiful roadside spots – no formal bbq’s
fishing – walking tracks

Howitt Park – Bairnsdale
Electric Bbq’s – picnics – toilets – tables – river setting – playground with giant slide

Port of Bairnsdale
Bairnsdale located by Mitchell River – town jetty – picnic spot & level walking track along
river – off Riverine Street behind Post Office – many beautiful spots along the river

Further Afield

Turn right off the highway, and follow the road to the jetty.
Electric bbq – tables – river setting- public jetty – toilets

Turn into Punt Road.
Electric bbq – table – picnic facilities

Right on the Village Green in the centre of Metung.
Electric bbq – tables – child playground – toilets – shops – jetty – walks
Also at other locations – the Lake King foreshore and Shaving Point.

On the foreshore opposite the Jetty is a free electric bbq

Situated in the Park grounds.
Wood fireplace bbq restrictions apply in fire danger periods.

Lakes Entrance
A number of bbqs exist in this large coastal town.
Apex Park – free electric bbq – toilets – picnic facilities
Flagstaff Jetty – fireplace – tables
Eastern Beach – free electric bbq – picnic tables- toilets
Kalimna Views – bbq – toilets – picnic tables- lake & ocean views – shops

Lake Tyers
Within this beautiful area not far from Lakes Entrance, you can have a traditional bbq
Cherry Tree Creek – fireplace Pile Bay Road – fireplace
Black fellows Arm – fireplace

A lovely little town, on the Great Alpine Road only about 25 minutes from
Paynesville is a great place for a bbq
Fairy Dell – fireplace – pincic tables – toilets – walking track – rainforest

Picnic on the banks of the Dargo, Wonnangatta & Crooked Rivers – walk the old bush
tracks – visit the Den of Nargan and other National Parks

Travel for one hour and 30 minutes on the beautiful Great Alpine Road and reach
Omeo. You can bbq in town or out at the nearby Historical Site.
Day Avenue – electric bbq
Oriental Claims – fireplace – picnic area – toilets – river setting – walks – old oriental gold
mining site

Within the Caves Reserve in Buchan is an electric bbq.

Nowa Nowa
A pretty little spot to visit not far east of Lakes Entrance, where the arm of the
Lakes system reaches, with plenty of waterside spots to cook up a storm.
Wayside Stop over bridge – fireplace & picnic facilities
Pettmans Beach – fireplace – picnic tables
Cossticks Weir – fireplace – toilets
Boggy Creek – bbq’s – toilets – picnic area – walks along the Nowa Nowa arm of Lake Tyers
– fishing – birdlife – sea eagles – lookout at the Gorge