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

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2 hour boat hire from $100
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, $100 for 2hrs, $40ph thereafter.
4.2m Polycraft, Lic for 4 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $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.
5m Dolphin, Lic for 6 pass, $100 for 2hrs, $40 ph thereafter.
6.5m punt, Lic for 8 pass, $160 for 2hrs, $70ph thereafter.
8m punt, Lic for 12 pass, $200 for 2hrs, $80ph thereafter.
10M PARTY BARGE WITH BBQ & SKIPPER, LIC FOR 25 PASS, 2 HRS $600.
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 in Anderson Inlet for 25 passengers.

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.

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2 hour boat hire from $100
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, $100 for 2hrs, $40ph thereafter.
4.2m Polycraft, Lic for 4 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $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.
5m Dolphin, Lic for 6 pass, $100 for 2hrs, $40 ph thereafter.
6.5m punt, Lic for 8 pass, $160 for 2hrs, $70ph thereafter.
8m punt, Lic for 12 pass, $200 for 2hrs, $80ph thereafter.
10M PARTY BARGE WITH BBQ & SKIPPER, LIC FOR 25 PASS, 2 HRS $600.
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 in Anderson Inlet for 25 passengers.

Tides
Tides
Anglers visiting the area for the first time will need to pay attention to the tides.
The Venus Bay surf beaches are within 10 minutes of the Port Phillip Bay Heads.
Mahers Landing boat ramp is approximately 1 hour later. Fisherman’s Jetty 1hr 30 minutes later.
Tarwin River boat ramp 3 hours later.

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.

Local Boat Ramps
Local Boat Ramps
There are four boat launching facilities for Anderson Inlet.
Inverloch Boat Ramp larger boats are advised to enter from the Esplanade (charges apply).
Mahers Landing provides good access but does require a person to hold the boat whilst parking the car and boat trailer.
Fishermans Jetty Venus Bay boats to 14 foot can comfortably access the inlet 2 hours either side of the tide.
Tarwin River boat ramp is best 4 hours either side of the high tide, but access to the inlet can be limited to 2 hours either side of the high tide.

Rod Bending's World of Fishing & Beach Stuff
Rod Bending's World of Fishing & Beach Stuff
Shop 1-2 8 Williams Street Inverloch VIC 3996
Fishing, Beach and Lifestyle products. including Shimano, Penn, Ugly Stick, Black Magic, Wilson, Shogun, Gamakatsu, Mustad, Jinkai, Stike Pro, Juro,quality Seaford Bait, to name a few. Lifestyle products include Spotters, Ugly Fish and Carve Sunglasses, Balin Body Boards, Rash Vests and Surf Accessories, Wahu Beach Games, Shelter Beach Tents, Beach Kit Umbrellas, Mirage Snorkel Gear, Crocs Beach Footwear, Carve Clothing and great range of Sunsmart Clothing and Hats.