Where to have a BBQ in Gippsland – Newlands Arms

Where to have a BBQ in Gippsland – Newlands Arms

Where: Newlands Arm Boat Ramp on The Gippsland Lakes

Whats there: At the Newlands Arms boat ramp you will find 2 hotplates ready for a BBQ. The BBQ’s are free to use. There is a child playground onsite, its only small but enough the keep the kids occupied while you cook. The kid’s playground is covered by a shade cloth, which is great for the sun protection.

There are 3 sets of picnic tables, 2 under cover of a shade sail and one near the edge of the water in direct sunlight. There are public toilet facilities available to use. We have had a bbq a few times at Newlands Arms and found this location to be empty and uncrowded. You will usually have the bbq facilities for yourself. This means the hot plates are generally clean and ready for use.

BBQ Tips: When using public bbq’s it is always best to bring some BBQ cleaner and a BBQ mat. 

Newlands arms bbq area
Newlands Arm from a drone

There is only 1 store at Newlands Arms, a handy convenience store selling the essentials. We suggest you bring everything you need for a bbq with you to Newlands Arms.

Things to do at Newlands Arms bbq area:

  • Swimming – shallow sandy calm waters great for little kids
  • Kite Flying – There is usually a light breeze.
  • Fishing – There is a jetty to fish off
  • Canoeing and boating
  • Ball Games – There is a large grass area adjacent to the BBQ area for kicking a football and cricket.
  • Drone flying

Where is Newlands Arms:

Newlands Arms is located just a stone through away from Paynesville Victoria and Bairnsdale on the Princes Highway in Gippsland.

  • Bairnsdale to Newlands Arms 17.8km
  • Paynesville to Newlands Arms 10.9km

Where to stay at Newlands Arms:

There are no hotels – motels in Newlands Arms. Your best choice is Paynesville accommodation. Paynesville has one of best things to do in Gippsland. The Raymond Island Koala Walk is a special experience for the whole family

We hope you enjoyed this article from Travels in Gippsland. Please find 2 more articles below about things to do in Gippsland Australia.

Blue waters of the Gippsland Lakes

Where to have a BBQ in Gippsland – Lake Glenmaggie

Where to have a BBQ in Gippsland – Lake Glenmaggie

Where: Lake Glenmaggie Weir Wall reserve

Whats there: At the Lake Glenmaggie weir wall reserve you will find 4 hotplates on 2 different BBQ’s. The BBQs at Lake Glenmaggie in Gippsland are electric and free to use. There is a shelter shed at the reserve with tables inside to escape any wind and weather on the day. You will also find picnic tables outside for use on a sunny day. The views of the Weir are amazing.

Lake Glenmaggie near Heyfield

Facilities: You will find a kids playground. There is some play equipment, swings and a slide to keep the young ones occupied. There is plenty of open space to kick a ball around or play some cricket. There are toilets close by with easy access. Inside the shelter shed, you will find an information section. This little room tells you about the history of Glenmaggie Weir from construction through to massive floods and high waters levels throughout its history

The bbq area at Lake Glenmaggie Gippsland
BBQ hot plate at Glnmaggie Weir wall reserve


Location Tip: Glenmaggie Weir Wall reserve is a carry in carrying out location. You won’t find any rubbish bins so bring some plastic bags to put your rubbish in.

How do I get here: 

Lake Glenmaggie Weir Wall reserve can be accessed via Tinamba on the Tinamba – Newry road then turning left onto the Tinamba – Glenmaggie maggie road till your reach Weir road. Follow Weir Road till you see the entry to the reserve. Likewise, from Heyfield follow the Heyfield – Glenmaggie road and turn onto Weir Road.

Accommodation: On the other side of the Lake Glenmaggie is the Glenmaggie Caravan Park. It has sites for caravans and tents. Lake Glenmaggie Caravan Park is popular in the summer months with families. Glenmaggie Weir is popular for water sports such as skiing and jet ski’s.

We hope you enjoyed this article from Travels in Gippsland. Please find 2 more things to do in Gippsland articles below. Just click the images to be taken to the article.

camping ground at TimbarraMain street of Heyfield