• Penguins To Prom

    Penguin Parade Phillip Island Victoria Australia .

    Journey between two of Victoria's most loved tourist attractions - the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia with Inverloch right in the middle.

    You'll uncover much more than these two major sights as you wind your way along the Bunurong Coastal Drive for sweeping ocean views and unique rocky outcrops,before you reach the breathtakingly spectacular Wilsons Prom.

    When you've bid the little penguins farewell and depart the Penguin Parade and Phillip Island, stopping off in the pretty fishing village of San Remo on the Melbourne side of the bridge to the island. Time your stop-off to catch the 12pm daily pelican feeding at the San Remo pier. From San Remo, take the B420 to the Anderson roundabout. Turn right onto the B460 and follow the road past Kilcunda and its tempting general store until you reach Wonthaggi. Pause for long enough in Wonthaggi to tour the State Coal Mine to discover life underground in the 1900s.

    From Wonthaggi the route takes a scenic detour along the C435 to Cape Paterson and the start of the Bunurong Coastal Drive, a unique stretch of coastal road featuring sweeping ocean views and dramatic rocky outcrops. The road stretches 14 kilometres between Cape Paterson and Inverloch, your destination.

  • Screw Creek Nature Walk

    Esplanade, Inverloch VIC 3996 .

    An undulating scenic walk over boardwalks, salt marsh and mangroves up to a lookout on Townsend Bluff with gorgeous views over Anderson Inlet. 

    Location: Inverloch
    Distance: 1.5km one way
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Grade: The track is hardened gravel or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and some steps. Walks up to 10km
    Start: Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve car park
    Finish: Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve car park
    Nearby: Inverloch
    Getting there: This track starts at the car park at the end of the road through the Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve.

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  • Bunurong Coastal Drive

    400/600 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996 .

    Enjoy the spectacular views of  Bass Strait during the 14km drive that links the townships of  Cape Paterson and Inverloch. The "other" Great Ocean Road.

    Several cliff top car parks such as Shack Bay and Eagles Nest allow you to spend more time enjoying the seaside beaches and rock platforms. 

    Low tide is the best for exploring this stretch of coast. The Caves and Flat Rocks area close to Inverloch is well known for the Dinosaur Dreaming Fossil site. Stop and learn more about the fossils that have been discovered or try your luck at finding the dinosaur footprint.

  • Anderson Inlet

    Andserson Inlet Inverloch VIC 3996 .

    Bring the family on a visit to beautiful Anderson Inlet, a protected bay where the Tarwin River enters Bass Strait. The enclosed bay makes Anderson Inlet a protected beach, perfect for swimming with the kids, while the shallow estuary creates a stunning turquoise colour. Take a wander along the large expanse of soft sand and watch the breeze coming over the low grassy dunes. At low tide you can stroll around the western headland to reach the surfing beaches.

    Fishing opportunities abound. Bait your hook and cast your beach fishing rod to land some King George whiting, Australian salmon, mullet and silver trevally. Anderson Inlet is also a great recreational boating area with a boat ramp jetty.

    Access and accessibility
    All-terrain wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Inverloch Visitor Information Centre.

  • George Bass Coastal Walk

    Punchbowl, San Remo Victoria Australia .

    Walk the clifftop path high above the Bass Strait surf and beautiful secluded beaches below. Follow the route of George Bass' coastal discovery voyage over 200 years ago on this popular walk, stretching from the outskirts of San Remo at Punchbowl Road to the Bass Highway (just opposite the hall at Peppermint Road) in Kilcunda.

    The George Bass Coastal Walk now links into the Bass Coast Rail Trail so, if you've got the energy reserves, it's is possible to walk all the way from the Punch Bowl in San Remo to the centre of Wonthaggi.

    Distance: 7km
    Duration: 2 hours one way
    Grade: Level 3 - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep sections, a rough surface and steps. Walks up to 20km.
    Start: Punchbowl carpark, San Remo
    Finish: Kilcunda
    Nearby: San Remo
    Permits/bookings: None required
    Getting there: This walk commences at the southern end of the Punchbowl Road, off the Phillip Island Tourist Road or alternatively from the Bass Highway in Kilcunda.

  • Eagles Nest

    400/600 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996, Australia .

    Eagles Nest is a large rock structure adjacent to the coastline that resembles the top half of a map of Australia. It's a stunning formation that changes colour drastically through the course of day and is a popular spot for photographers and artists alike, no two days there are ever the same. A real highlight of the Bunurong Coastal Drive and a must see on Inverloch's mini Great Ocean Road.

  • The Oaks

    746/788 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Cape Paterson VIC 3995, Australia .

    The Oaks is your first stop after Cape Paterson. An off road carpark gives access to a lookout and to a coastal walking track. Gaze out over vegetated sandstone cliffs to a stretch of sandy beach between two headlands. Sand gives way to flat rocks beneath the cliffs. It is typical of the breathtaking Bass Coast. It is one of the few beaches with a sandy surf zone along this rocky section of coast. The beach lies in a 250 m wide opening in the rocks. It is backed by a small, vegetated dune, then 30 m high, vegetated bluffs and the main road. A foot track enters the middle of the beach. The beach faces south and receives waves averaging 1.6 m.

  • The Caves

    400/600 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996, Australia .

    The Caves is a beach with a set of pirate caves just past Eagles Nest.

  • Shack Bay

    400/600 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996, Australia .

    Inverloch beaches include Twin Reefs, Shack Bay, Eagles Nest, The Caves, Flat Rocks, Main Surf Beach, two more surf beaches, Anderson Inlet-Western Beach, Anderson Inlet-Browns Beach, Anderson Inlet-Venus Street and Anderson Inlet-The Glades. Twin Reefs, Shack Bay and Eagles Nest make up most of the Bunurong National Marine Park (excluding The Oaks in Cape Paterson). The Caves and Flat Rocks are a part of the Bunurong Marine Park, which starts at Coal Point in Harmers Haven. A great spot for some secluded sunbathing.

  • Twin Reefs

    400/600 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996, Australia .

    Keep an eye out for the tourist signs, there is not much distance between stops. An off road gravel carpark give access to a lookout. From the lookout glance back toward Cape Paterson where rocky headlands reach out to the ocean. A sandy beach sits below the sandstone cliffs and at low tide, rocks beneath the water are visible. There is a walking track to the beach which is a little steep and perhaps not suitable for everyone to traverse.