Accommodation in Inverloch, Victoria

Inverloch Activities & Attractions

Cruises/Flights/Tours

Cruise Inverloch's Anderson Inlet which in places is amazingly shallow and has often been described as the most dynamic estuary in Victoria. Low tide sees the inlets sandy bottom providing a veritable banquet for the many species of water birds, whilst the Tarwin River continues to flow through to the sand bar forming a barrier to the open waters of Bass Strait.

Wildlife Coast Cruises operate from the Rotunda near Cowes jetty and offer 4 memorable cruises sure to encapture all age groups. Seal Watching Cruise to Australia's largest fur seal colony. Twilight Bay Cruise evening cruise of Western Port Bay - spectacular. Cape Woolamai Cruise see 100m cliffs, breathtaking views. Wilsons Promontory Cruise visit one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. 9 hour cruise, delicious lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Info 1300 763 739 www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au

Western Port Ferries French Island Cruise departs from Cowes jetty and takes you on a fast 15 minute catamaran ride to visit this unique undiscovered island. Info (03) 5257 4565 www.westernportferries.com.au Naturaliste Guided French Island Tours run small guided tours of this hidden treasure of natural wilderness, sandy coastlines and abundant wildlife. Info (03) 5257 4570 www.naturalistetours.com.au

Wildlife Coast Cruises Phillip Island & Wilsons Prom
The Rotunda Jetty Carpark Cowes VIC 3922
* Seal Watching Cruise drift amongst a colony of up to 5000 fur seals at Seal Rocks. * Twilight Bay Cruise * Cape Woolamai Cruise * Winter Whale Watching Cruise * Wilsons Prom Day Cruise. Groups or Function Charters. * Please Check Off Season Hours

Inverloch Charters
2 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.

Naturaliste Guided Tours of French Island
Naturaliste Guided Tours of French Island
French Island Vic VIC
Naturaliste Tours run small, guided tours of French Island, a hidden treasure of natural wilderness, sandy coastlines and abundant wildlife.
Our tours, led by experienced guides, will let you discover the history and natural beauty of this unique island.

Western Port Ferries French Island Cruise
Western Port Ferries French Island Cruise
1 Crib Point Road Crib Point VIC 3919
Cruises Departs from Cowes Jetty
French Island is a 15 minute fast catamaran ride from Cowes across Western Port Bay. Close to Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula, yet in many ways worlds apart, it is still a mystery to many who know little, if anything, about this Western Port Island.

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Fishing/Fishing Charters

For the rod and line fisherman, great opportunities exist to land a decent fish from the shores of Anderson Inlet the most southerly mangrove habitat in Australia which provides an excellent environment for trevally, flathead, pinkie snapper, mullet, salmon, tailor, whiting and gummy shark. The best bait is live bait, so ask the locals where to pump. If you do not have your own boat you can hire one from Inverloch Charters at Mahers Landing 4 kms from town towards Tarwin Lower or book a place of one of their fishing charters.

Inverloch Charters
2 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.

Imverloch Fishing
Imverloch Fishing
Is not permitted between
The Oaks and Eagles Nest

Night Fishing
Night Fishing
Night fishing for gummy shark requires extensive preparation.
During daylight hours, select the hole or gutter you choose to fish and leave markers in the sand dunes so as to identify it at night. Berly will help to attract schools of bait fish andcreate crab activity which in turn will induce bottom feeders.A running sinker rig weighted by a 4 ounce sinker with a 700-1000cm leader with 6/0 suicide hook is ideal. Best baits are bonito fillets
cut into long strips, octopus legs, whole pilchards, US squid and fresh fish fillets.

Coastal Fishing Information
Phillip Island VIC 3922
Information about fishing, what fish you may catch and the best baits to purchase for:-
Phillip Island, San Remo, Newhaven, Rhyll, Cowes and Corinella, Inverloch, Prom Country and Lakes Entrance.

Fishing
Fishing
Anderson Inlet, the most southerly mangrove habitat in Australia provides an excellent environment for trevally, flathead, pinkie snapper, mullet, salmon, tailor, whiting, estuary perch, bream, mulloway, gummy shark and elephant fish. At the mouth of Screw Creek, along Mahers Landing and Doyles Road, there are natural bait grounds of Bass Yabbies and tube worm that can be pumped for recreational fishing.
The Tarwin River produces mullet, trevally and tommy rough on the moving tide.
Venus Bay Surf Beach is one of the last remaining pipi colonies in Victoria. Observing the hole and gutter formations on this
25km stretch of beach is crucial to getting the best results from beach fishing.
The winter months produce sensational sport fishing for Australian salmon and with schools of fish up to 3kg. Gummy shark, 7 gill sharks and other varities of bottom feeders come into feed on sand crabs at night.