Wattle Point is a very small town located on the gorgeous Gippsland Lakes close to the larger town of Bairnsdale and the slightly smaller waterside town of Paynesville. To get to Wattle Point it is easiest to head towards Bairnsdale along the Princes Highway with Wattle Point only a further 20 kilometres away. Paynesville is technically the closer of the two larger towns which lies 18 kilometres away and is a lovely place to pick up your supplies for the day or for however long you are staying in the area. If you are in Paynesville during your stay at Wattle Point don’t forget to check out the Koala walk on Raymond Island or stop for some great fish and chips by the water.
The beautiful Wattle Point on the Gippsland Lakes
Wattle Point is home to a few houses and it is also home to the Wattle Point Water Front Retreat. The Waterfront Retreat offers cabins featuring a flat-screen TV with DVD player in some units, a kitchen (also fitted with a dishwasher) a microwave, a toaster and refrigerator are also offered, as well as a kettle. Every unit comes with a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The beauty of the retreat is the wildlife that calls the area home and how peaceful it is there. It is a great place to stay if you are looking for Gippsland Lakes accommodation. For more information on the retreat click HERE. The area is popular for cycling and fishing. Bairnsdale is 16 km from Waterfront Retreat At Wattle Point, while Metung is 23 km from the property.
What is at Wattle Point?
Wattle Point is a great place to spend time if you are a keen fisherman or you have a boat and would like to sail the Gippsland Lakes. The public area at Wattle Point features a jetty and boat ramp for recreational use. You can launch your boat and moar your boat against the jetty short term. Fishing is very popular off the jetty if you don’t have the use of a boat. You can catch bream, whiting and mullet just to name a few. Popular bait is sandworm or prawns but if you are fishing off the jetty we are sure there will be a local there that will happily pass in a few insider tips!
A picnic area with toilets is also located next to the jetty for everyone to enjoy. The foreshore is sandy and the waters are nice and shallow which is fantastic if the kids would like a swim or a paddle on a warm day. The grassy foreshore allows for ball games or a nice spot to have a relax while the games are underway.
There are no shops in Wattle Point so make sure you bring all of your food and drinks with you. You will find Wattle Point on the Gippsland Lakes uncrowded most of the time and you may even have it to yourself on days. It is a really peaceful and lovely little place.
While you are visiting Wattle Point you may even see a kangaroo and or some wallabies hopping around. If you are an avid bird watcher you may be able to spot some around the town as well. Birdlife is abundant and alive on the Gippsland Lakes.
Wattle Point is a good place to relax and enjoy the Gippsland lakes for a few hours with none of the hustle and bustle of some of the larger busy towns.
This Drone Video was shot using a GoPro Karma drone with a GoPro Hero 5 camera in 4K
Facilities at Wattle Point:
- Boat Ramp
- Public Toilets
- Picnic area
Wattle Point Accommodation
- Wattle Point Waterfront Retreat
If you are unable to get accommodation at Wattle Point you can look into staying at the nearby towns of Bairnsdale or Paynesville. There are so many options for great Gippsland Lakes Accommodation in the area.
There are no shops at Wattle Point