Payne’s Hut’s Things to Do

Payne’s Hut’s Things to Do

A sample of what is in store for you at Paynes Hut: fly fishing, great photography locations, bird watching, white water rafting, kayaking, scenic drives, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming, walking and hiking.

Nearby activities are:

  • Fly fishing – enjoy our spectacular mountain terrain whilst meandering into magnificent flowing rivers and streams with our experienced guides. Return 4WD from and returning to Paynes Hut. Six rivers within one hour, all holding excellent fish supplies. Offering local knowledge we customise your experience to suit your needs. With over 10 years experience, exploring and fishing the local river system, is our recreational passion. Bookings through “High Country Fly Fishing” – Jamie 0427 210 088 or email
  • Lose your sense of time, live by the rising and setting of the sun, awaken by the tweets from the birds.
  • Read about the local area.
  • Walk the Shannonvale Track or the Kelly Track (6 hours).
  • Reconnect with the things that have brought you the most joy.
  • Sit by a camp fire as part of your nightly routine and join the hosts (if you wish) and share stories and laughter.
  • See stars like you’ve never seen, disappear in the Southern Cross – the purest form of meditation, backdrop of wonder and thought.
  • Drink from the river.
  • Relax by the river, reading a book.
  • Hear wildlife and running water.
  • Make new connections with some very special people.
  • Photography opportunities everywhere you look, nature watching/enjoying, walking, hiking, swimming.
  • Walk in to Payne’s Hut from Watchbed Creek.
  • Horse rides through the local area can be organised when you arrive or arranged upon booking.

Click here to learn about the enjoyable treats on your way to Paynes Hut.

Payne’s Hut in the Media

Payne’s Hut in the Media

Payne’s Hut is proud to gain regular media profile as memorable remote accommodation in Victoria, Australia.

UK’s The Guardian “100 boutique hotels for under £100: Asia, Australia and New Zealand”

“So remote that it even perplexes Google Maps, the rustic luxury of Payne’s Hut in Glen Valley is excellent value for those prepared to stray off the beaten path. Skimming the border of Victoria’s Alpine national park, at this distinctly Australian accommodation you’ll stoke your own wood-fire stove in a room with windows allowing for stunning star-gazing. Mobile reception is lacking but picturesque bushwalks are in ample supply. Fish for trout, glimpse snow-capped mountains, watch kangaroos bound by, or relax with fine local wine as kookaburras chorus. Gourmet meals are at an additional cost, eaten at a long communal table.”

Payne's Hut Guardian 100 boutique hotels


As mentioned in The Age Newspaper, Traveller section “” and the “Starlight Slumber” article in the Sydney Morning Herald, and Sweet Country retreat on High also by Sue Wallace:

“A Hut above the Rest” article featured in the Weekly Times.

The “Tour of beauty or Tour de france?” in Ma Vie Francais (My French Life):

The front page of the Bairnsdale Advertiser:

Front Page of the Bairnsdale Advertiser 4

And “This week in Falls Creek and Mount Beauty”:

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