Sunset Cove Walk
Start this walk from the Craft Centre on the Esplanade and follow the Lake around as it become Newlands Arm and The Backwater. The walk hugs the waterfront and takes you past many of the most beautiful homes of Paynesville, which all command enviable views. The jetties along the way are fascinating with boats ranging from the very new to some very old relics. This walk is always great on beautiful blue sky winters days, as the sun sets over the water. Ask Gippsland Lakes Escapes for a map.
Lake King Waterfront Walk
This is not a strictly known walk, but is easily done from the town centre. Following the Main Road out, and just next to the Untied service station, take the road down to the waterfront and amble beside Lake King along the Eagle Point Forshore.
Eagle Point Foreshore Walk
Combine this great Lake King foreshore walk with a visit and walk through the bushland kangaroo reserve, which is open to visitors for free access. It is home to an abundant number of native birds and wildlife.
Take a walk along the Mitchell River and admire the beautiful old trees, a great spot to enjoy a morning or afternoon cup of tea. Part of the East Gippsland Rail Trail, it is a designated bike riding trail, as well as a great walking track. A significant green corridor, you are sure to experience many close encounters with the local wildlife.
Macleod Morass boardwalk
Starting on the Bosworth Road 1.3 km east of Forge Creek Road just off the Princes Highway you will find a Walk sign post just near the carpark. It is a very easy walk of only about 500 metres, with interpretive displays included. Set in the Macleod Morass State Game Reserve, it is a perfect example of one of the few remaining deep fresh water marshes in Victoria. Large numbers of waterfowl, like swamphens, ducks, egrets are visible on one side, and reed dwellers occupy another area but are harder to view. Dependant on water levels, birdlife varies but is still prolific.
Lakes Entrance – Cuninghame Circuit Heritage Walk
Starting at the footbridge in the centre of Lakes Entrance, the eight kilometre circuit showcases the town’s features. The path is an historical and information packed journey, featuring the unique element of combining excercise with learning about the town. A number of plaques along the path recount the signifigance of a site or spot. Extra information can be sought through the Lakes and Wilderness Tourism Visitor Information Centre. This path is a shared walkway which is utilised by walkers, joggers, cyclists and skaters. It is a great way to spend some time exploring.