Moorings and Anchorages in Gippsland Lakes
Reviewed Sep 2016
Flagstaff Jetty is the first and last jetty on entering Cunningham Arm from Bass Strait, for temporary berthing. Specific time limits apply on the outer leg. Great walks to nearby historic cottage site, or surf beach to view the current bar conditions. Here there are also Picnic and BBQ facilities, toilets and drinking water.
At Cunninghame Quay there are 4 premium valet berths for short term occupancy with power, water and security gates. Power can only be accessed on the outer face temporary berthing. Lonsdale Cruisers manage the Quay, to book call them on 0408 396 876.
Metung is a small, stylish and peaceful village on a peninsula which juts into Lake King. Stroll along the waterside boardwalks or indulge at one of the fine eateries. Berthing available at the town jetty right in the middle of the village, which has various time limits and can get busy at weekends and during holidays. There are also nearby jetties at Silvershot Landing (opposite the village) and Lake King Jetty (appears shallow) which is a short walk over the hill.
Paynesville is the boating capital of the Gippsland Lakes, surrounded by Lake King and Lake Victoria. Grassy Point Jetty has a short term section with water, however power is only for permanents. Can be very busy on weekends and public holidays. Shops, cafes and pub are all easily accessed. Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club is next door, a friendly club where visitors are welcome.
Progress Jetty is further out of town and is an older wooden jetty so you will need to use fenders. There are toilets with free hot water here, and across the road is a bakery and laundromat.
Raymond Island has an older style wooden jetty with temporary berthing sections on the outer leg only.
Rotomah Island is in the Lakes National Park and is a naturalist's paradise, accessible only by boat. Great walk out to 90 mile beach which takes about 1 1/2 hours. No provisions here. Sperm Whale Head is also in the National Park with good walking tracks and lakefront beach. Good jetty with plenty of depth on the outside leg.
Duck Arm is a very pleasant and well sheltered anchorage, there are 9 yellow public moorings. There are also a few more in Picnic Arm but watch out for the 17m powerline at the entrance. No facilities here.