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Inverloch Charters
Inverloch Charters2 hour boat hire from $80
Inverloch VIC 3996
4km from Inverloch on the Tarwin Road.
Great fun for catching fish or just exploring Anderson Inlet - no boat licence required.
4.1m Polycraft, Lic. for 4 pass. $80 for 2hrs, $30ph thereafter.
4.2m Polycraft, Lic for 4 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $50ph thereafter.
4.5m Polycraft, Lic for 5 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $50ph thereafter.
4.8m Smartwave, Lic for 5 pass, $120 for 2 hrs, $50ph thereafter.
5m Cat, Lic for 5 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $50ph thereafter.
5.7m Mac, Lic for 7 pass, $150 for 2hrs, $60ph thereafter.
8m punt, Lic for 12 pass, $180 for 2hrs, $80ph thereafter.
Kayaks: Singles $20ph, Doubles $40ph.
*All boats require a $100 security deposit, kayaks require $50 security deposit. Life jackets & safety gear provided, rods available for hire and bait may be purchased here. Payment for hire and security bond is by cash only.
**Fuel use will be deducted from your bond at end of your hire.
Skippered Charters available for 12 passengers in Anderson Inlet.
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Venus Bay to Beach 3 & 5 Walk Ride
From the Venus Bay Caravan Park turn left past the shops up Centre Street to the roundabout and left again up Canterbury Road. The bike lane is in some sections of Canterbury Road, it does stop and start. Continue in the bike lane along Canterbury Road until the Beach 3 sign and turn left foloowing the beach sign. It is a made road to the carpark. A short path takes you onto the beach. No flags, no toilets. This beach not patrollled and has s strong undertow - not for poor swimmers.

Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse is situated in Cape Liptrap Coastal Park 25 kilometres from Tarwin Lower. The lighthouse which is still in operation is 300 ft above sea level and was established in1913 to improve the safety of coastal shipping.
Magnificent views across Bass Strait.

Venus Bay to Anderson Inlet Walk/Ride
Venus Bay to Anderson Inlet Walk/Ride
Approx 5kms
Turn left up Centre Road to the roundabout, then left into Canterbury Road where a bike lane is provided in some sections. After approximately 4kms turn right down Fishermans Road signposted to the boat ramp. This road is made all the way and takes you to Anderson Inlet, where there is a pier, boat ramp, playground, BBQ facilities and picnic tables.
The view of the inlet and wetlands id beautiful and birdlife abounds.

Venus Bay 5 Beaches
Venus Bay 5 Beaches
26kms of magnificent, unspoilt sandy beaches. For the location of the 5 Venus Bay beaches go to Local Map.
Beach 1: is located just past the shops via Surf Drive. Large carpark, public toilets and showers, kiosk, patrolled summer Holidays.
Beach 2: Via Inlet View Road, walk through dunes to beach.
Beach 3: Via Canterbury Road. Small car park.
Beach 4: Via Zenner Drive 2nd Estate. Small Car Park.
Beach 5: Via Atherton Drive 2nd Estate. Small Car Park.
Only Beach 1 is patrolled so be aware of conditions if swimming at any other beach.

Wilsons Promontory National Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park -
1 hours drive east of Tarwin Lower Approx 52kms.
The only word to describe Wilsons Promontory is breathtaking with this world spectacular being the southern most point of mainland Australia. No admittance fee, take a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring.

Tarwin River is Tidal
Tarwin River is Tidal
You never know who may drop in for a break. Ths well fed seal suns itself of the banks of the Tarwin River after making its way from the open ocean of Bass Strait into Anderson Inlet then into the Tarwin River much to the delight of these holiday makers.

See Kangaroos at Dusk
See Kangaroos at Dusk
Instead of turning off at Fishermans Road continue on for about a kilometre. Around dusk there are many kangaroos to be seen grazing. Do not attempt to feed them, frighten them, or go up to them, as this is their environment.
For locations see Tarwin Lower/Venus Bay Map (Go to Menu see Maps)

Bear Gully Camping
Bear Gully Camping
Bear Gully is 25kms from Tarwin Lower
Situated in Cape Liptrap Coastal Park between Cape Liptrap Lighthouse and Walkerville South has a camping ground run by Parks Victoria (Info 13 1963) Campers must be self sufficient and be aware where you camp as inclement weather is not unusual being so close to Bass Strait. Toilets are provided, dogs are not permitted in the campground or adjacent beach at any time. Stock up at Tarwin Lower or Venus Bay before heading down this area of Victoria's South Coast.

Visit Walkerville Lime Kilns
Visit Walkerville Lime Kilns
Walkerville 21 klms from Tarwin Lower is one of the oldest establishments in Victoria, and is reminiscent of a Cornish fishing village but was actually established as a port for the transport of lime. The remains of the old lime kilns set in the cliffs can still be seen and are well worth the visit. In the early days workers at the lime kilns tried their luck panning for gold - a small amount was found in the area.

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