Can you take a car to Raymond Island?
Raymond Island is accessible via car ferry from Paynesville, Victoria. The journey is only 200m and takes around 5 minutes to cross. The ferry runs every 20 minutes and there is no need to book.
Do you need a car on Raymond Island?
Yes, in fact you need a car to explore the different places on the island. There is a cost involved, of course.
How do I get to Raymond Island?
Access. Leave your car in paynesville and take the ferry to Raymond Island. A short 150m ferry trip, free to walk on or take your bike, or take your car for $12 and drive to gravelly point on the other side of the island. Enjoy a walk along the Koala trail, approximately 1.2 kilometres long.
Can you stay on Raymond Island?
Wedged between Lake King and Lake Victoria is a haven for wildlife and fabulous destination for nature-swooning. There is even accommodation on the island so you can immerse yourself in the forest-clad paradise for a few days.
Can you swim on Raymond Island?
Paynesville and Raymond Island offer beautiful swimming beaches and the ocean is patrolled in Summer at both Main Beach and Eastern Beach in Lakes Entrance and Bastion Point at Mallacoota.
Is there a ferry from Paynesville to Metung?
Pearl Lugger Cruises Sail around Lakes Entrance, Raymond Island, Paynesville, Metung and Lake King. Cruises depart from Nungurner Jetty, located between Lakes Entrance and Metung.
How long is the koala trail on Raymond Island?
It is a 1.2 km walking track that winds through the park adjacent to the ferry, residential streets and a nature reserve jointly managed by Parks Victoria and the Gunnai kurnai people.
Who lives on Raymond Island?
In the 2016 Census, there were 548 people in Raymond Island. Of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population. The median age of people in Raymond Island was 65 years.
Are there wombats on Raymond Island?
The Island also is home to kangaroos, echidnas, possums, wombats, snakes, lizards and birdlife. From small grass dwelling birds to raptors and seabirds. They are all living in one unique location.
Can you swim in Paynesville?
Paynesville is now a popular boating, swimming, fishing and tourist centre. Swimming can be enjoyed on Lake King, waterskiing at Newlands Arm and surfing at Ninety Mile Beach to the south.
Are dogs allowed on Raymond Island Ferry?
Yes they are. You take the ferry across. Free if you don’ take a car and just walk. We followed the koala trail and the dog was on the lead.
Are there snakes on Raymond Island?