Bunurong Marine National Park, Melissa Krafchek

Population 4458

Inverloch is a small seaside town set on the protected waters of Anderson Inlet, east of Wonthaggi. It is characterised by long stretches of pristine beach that offer good surf and excellent fishing.

Visitor Information

16 A'Beckett St; (03) 5671 2233 or 1300 762 433

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In Town

Bunurong Environment Centre: houses shell museum and natural history displays with special focus on dinosaur diggings; also sales of natural products; The Esplanade.


Bunurong Coastal Drive Stretching the 14 km of coastline between Inverloch and Cape Paterson is this spectacular coastal drive with magnificent views to Venus Bay and beyond. Carparks offer access to beaches and coastal walks along the drive. The waters offshore are protected within Bunurong Marine National Park, and offer opportunities to surf, snorkel, scuba dive or simply explore the numerous rockpools that are dotted along the coast.

Anderson Inlet: the most southerly habitat for mangroves in Australia. This calm inlet is popular for windsurfing and watersports, and nearby Townsend Bluff and Maher's Landing offer good birdwatching; adjacent to town.

Fishing: in nearby waterways such as the Tarwin River; 20 km SE.

Fishing spots near town

Anderson Inlet 6 km

Some would argue that Anderson Inlet, near Inverloch, isn’t an estuary but a bay. It has three creeks, Screw, Pound and Cherry Tree, plus the Tarwin River flowing in to it, and is situated about 140 km south-east... Find out more

Venus Bay 10 km

Victoria’s annual run of Australian salmon hits the surf beaches in autumn and runs through the winter. South Gippsland beaches are traditionally among the hottest for salmon action. Winter sees beaches from... Find out more

Tarwin River 20 km

Estuary perch are the saltwater equivalent of Australian bass, and are highly regarded as sport fish. The Tarwin River is among the more exalted of Victoria’s estuary systems with a solid reputation for producing... Find out more

Mosquito Channel 39 km

Corinella is about 115 km south- east of Melbourne on the eastern side of Western Port. There is a jetty, slipway and a 24-hour all-tide boat ramp. Anglers who launch their boats here regard these waters as something... Find out more

Elephant Triangle 42 km

Fishing for elephant fish in Western Port has become an institution. Anglers hang out for the first signs that the fish are starting to migrate into the bay. In general terms, the Elephant Triangle (GPS: S38.26.826,... Find out more

Shallow Inlet 46 km

Shallow Inlet is one of few places in Victoria where you can launch your boat off the beach. You can reach the inlet via Sandy Point or from the Wilsons Promontory side, turning from the Fish Creek–Yanakie road. ... Find out more

Corner Inlet 47 km

The sheltered waters of Corner Inlet yield snapper, salmon, whiting and trevally, and the area is popular with game fishermen because it offers the safest ocean entrance between Westernport Bay and Eden in NSW. Port... Find out more

Middle Spit 51 km

One of the most popular destinations for boating anglers is the Middle Spit, located along the western shore of French Island. Regarded as a whiting hotspot, it’s just a matter of knowing where to go and the tide... Find out more

Snapper Spots 51 km

Many snapper anglers prefer to concentrate along the edges of the main shipping channels. The deep water running along the western shore of Phillip Island from the Nobbies to Cowes (Buoys 1–13) is a proven snapper... Find out more

Cowes to Cat Bay 52 km

Cowes to Cat Bay, along Phillip Island, is a popular area for anglers chasing whiting, squid, snapper and gummy shark. Cowes jetty, a favourite with holidaymakers, is a productive platform that often produces elephant... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Wildlife-watching - Phillip Island 44 km

Phillip Island is best known for the little penguins that come ashore every night (bookings essential). But spend time exploring the area and you will find Seal Rocks, with Australia’s largest colony of fur-seals,... Find out more

Kayaking on Phillip Island 46 km

For a great way to start the day, join a kayaking breakfast tour at Phillip Island Holiday Hire, which starts with a 45-minute paddle from Cowes and includes a civilised breakfast at a cafe. There is also a Devonshire... Find out more

Birdwatching around Gippsland 47 km

This stretch of Victorian coast offers some of the best birdwatching in the country. Two locations, both Ramsar-listed, are worth a visit. Protected by the northern arm of Wilsons Promontory, the wetlands of Corner... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Tomo's Japanese Inverloch

This friendly Japanese restaurant in the main street of Inverloch is a contemporary space with walls displaying modern Japanese artworks and a Japanese-style bamboo garden at the back. Owner/chef Tomo Ezaki cooked at one... Find out more

Vela 9

Tony Richardson, ex-sous-chef of the Healesville Hotel, and his partner, Felicity O’Dea, have taken over the former Cafe Gabriel’s. The modern Australian menu with Mediterranean influences is produce-driven... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Grand Ridge Brewery 46 km

One of the country’s longest-running craft breweries began life as the Strzelecki Brewery in 1988, but operated for only a brief period before being re-branded as Grand Ridge under new ownership. Over the ensuing... Find out more

Campsites around town

Inverloch Foreshore Reserve camping area 2 km

Camping is available year-round at the foreshore reserve, but it does get popular. For views over the inlet, take the Screw Creek Walk which includes a boardwalk section and a trail through a paperbark forest. If you... Find out more

Kilcunda Oceanview Holiday Retreat 23 km

Dramatic coastal views are the norm at this quiet beachside caravan park, located between Wonthaggi and San Remo. The beaches here are safe for kids, plus there are good spots for a snorkel and plenty of walking options,... Find out more

Walkerville camping area 35 km

Popular with many families who return year after year, this camping reserve has great facilities and is kept neat and tidy by the staff. Close by are surf beaches for adults, as well as safe beaches for kids. Walking... Find out more

Bear Gully camping area 37 km

At the bottom of the cape, just to the east of its historic lighthouse, the Bear Gully camping area is the only overnight option in the park, its shady campsites nestling among tall banksias. From here you can rock-hop... Find out more

Airs Farm camping area (walk-in camping) 42 km

Toast your toes around the open fire (wood supplied) at this private campground, nestled in bushland some 10 km east of Tankerton. The owners will pick you up or you can walk or cycle along Bayview Rd to reach the farm.... Find out more

Shallow Inlet camping area 44 km

This campground is 4 km west of Yanakie at the end of Lester Rd, just outside the boundary of the marvellous Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park. The sheltered waters of the park are ideal for swimming, canoeing and... Find out more

Turtons Creek camping area 47 km

You can camp without facilities beside Turtons Creek about 18 km north of Foster. Near the campsite, reached via Turtons Creek Rd, which branches off the Boolarra–Foster Rd, you’ll find a lovely little... Find out more

Fairhaven camping area (walk-in camping) 50 km

The Fairhaven campsites are in a beautiful natural setting on the western shore of French Island, 5 km north of Tankerton off Coast Rd. It’s a great spot to kick back for a few days. While you have your feet up,... Find out more

Morwell River camping areas 56 km

Blackfish, trout and crayfish are the prime targets for anglers when they set themselves up along the banks of the Morwell River. If you’re a like-minded soul, head for one of the campsites strung out along Morwell... Find out more

Balnarring East Beach C Reserve 58 km

This is the easternmost of the 3 beach reserves at Balnarring – you can get to it from Feathers Rd. It’s just over some dunes from yet another idyllic beach in this area, where swimmers and members of the... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Warragul Gardens Holiday Park 54 km

This owner-operated park has spacious grassy sites, good facilities and great amenities. However, the focal point is the magnificent gardens; these alone make the park worth a visit. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

RACV Inverloch Resort

The modern architecture of this resort makes excellent use of its natural surrounds, with 26 rooms overlooking the Bass Coast and Anderson’s Inlet. All resort rooms are extremely comfortable with contemporary... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Trafalgar park area 60 km

At Trafalgar

Middle of town via the service road.

Bunyip rest area 60 km

29km W of Yarragon (L)

Adjacent to the highway. For westbound only.

What's on around town

Food and Wine Festival: Mar.

Jazz Festival: Mar.

Billy Cart Derby: Nov.

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