Captains Cove Resort – Paynesville

Set on the serene canals in Paynesville lies Captains Cove, luxury accommodation on the Gippsland Lakes, just three and a half hours drive from Melbourne.

The sprawling property houses just 24 self-contained apartments, each as stylish and spacious as the last. Waterfront apartments are nestled right on the shorefront, with a master bedroom upstairs offering tranquil views.

Cove Deluxe apartments are newly-built two-bedroom villas set back from the water. With a contemporary design, spa bath and bright balcony, they’re perfect for groups and families wanting peace and quiet.

Work up a sweat on the full-size tennis court, great for staying fit during your time away. Bookings are available to make sure you get a spot.

Enjoy the warm weather out on the water with a tour in one of the resort’s many kayaks. Stand up paddleboards are also available for the adventurous to see the lake from a different pespective. If you’re dying to take a dip, the indoor heated pool can be enjoyed all year round.

Take a stroll along the jetty to take in the sights, or bring a fishing rod to try your luck. Enjoy freshly caught seafood from the sundrenched waterfront decks, or from the privacy of your own terrace, fitted with an electric barbecue.

Raymond Island is just a short ferry ride away, with plenty of cuddly koalas and native wildlife to see. Why not explore the island and Paynesville by bike, taking one of the well-used trails to get acquainted with nature.