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Prom Country - Victoria's South Coast

Only two hours south-east of Melbourne you will discover popular and thriving coastal villages scattered along the rugged Victorian south coast, renowned for excellent fishing, less stressful and more affordable holidays.

From Inverloch to Wilsons Promontory, Victoria’s South Coast is relatively undiscovered, and with caravanning and camping become more and more popular you will not find a better stretch of coast anywhere in the state to get back to the basics with the family.

Accommodation varies from luxury boutique to pitching a tent in one of the many tourist or camping parks, but generally whatever you are after you will find along this spectacular rugged coastline.

Explore arts and crafts, visit farmers markets, sample fresh, local produce in the many fine eateries dotted throughout the region.

Wilsons Promontory 22 kilometres from the main service town of Foster, is the southern most point of mainland Australia. Covering 50,000 hectares and surrounded by the rugged waters of Bass Strait it is doubtful if any area in Victoria could surpass the beauty and diversity of this natures wonderland. Accommodation is available at Tidal River. (Info Parks Victoria 13 19 63)

To find out more about Prom Country simply click on towns shown below or use the map to plan your trip and accommodation.

Inverloch - 144 kms south east of Melbourne
One of Victorias’ most popular seaside holiday destinations, Inverloch is situated on Anderson Inlet approximately 2 hours south-east of Melbourne via the South Gippsland and Bass Highways.

Tarwin Lower - 24kms from Inverloch
This riverside village offers a relaxed lifestyle by the beautiful Tarwin River, which is the centre of activity with fishing, boating and water-skiing very popular. Stroll along the boardwalk, view the birdlife and enjoy the peace and serenity on offer. Lunch at the historic Tarwin Pub.

Venus Bay - 6kms from Tarwin Lower
Secluded seaside village named by George Bass after the planet commonly observed as the morning or evening star. Venus Bay is a haven for surfers and surf fishermen. Enjoy 26 kilometers of magnificent, unspoilt sandy surf beaches, via 5 different access points along the bay stretch. Boat ramp facilities. Main beach is patrolled during main holiday periods. Small shopping centre, variety of accommodation.

Foster - Approx 52kms from Inverloch
Population 1200: Tucked in between the mountains of South Gippsland and the wide expanse of Bass Strait, Foster has a modern supermarket, speciality shops including fresh seafood shop, hotel, golf course, swimming pool. Only 60ks from Tidal River (Wilsons Prom) is the main service town for nearby smaller towns.

Fish Creek – 11kms West of Foster
Is recognized and remembered by all who have visited. As you enter the town from the Inverloch side you will see The Fishy Pub, and on the corner of the pub’s roof is a huge fibreglass fish – have no idea why it’s there, but it would be the most photographed fish on the coast.

Waratah Bay – 23kms South of Foster
23 klms south of Foster Located at the Northern end of the bay Warath Bay was named after the sailing ship "Waratah" that sheltered in the bay during a storm in 1854, this beautiful area has 20 kilometers of sparkling sandy beach, with Cape Liptrap at it's Western extreme and the Prom to the East.

Walkerville- 39kms South West of Foster
Situated on Waratah Bay, Walkerville 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. Concrete boat ramp popular fishing grounds.

Sandy Point - 27kms South of Foster
Sandy Point is situated east of Waratah Bay township and in close proximity to Wilsons Promontory (20 minute drive to the entrance) this rapidly growing seaside resort has everything you would want for that quite getaway from it all family holiday. There is a variety of accommodation available

Shallow Inlet- 26kms South of Foster
26 kilometers south of Foster is a protected tidal inlet off Waratah Bay which is framed by sand dunes and farmland in a picturesque setting.
As well as a safe harbour for small boats, it is home of the windsurfer. A pretty site in summer is the blue water of the inlet dotted with multi-coloured sails. World speed sailing (windsurfing) has been held here.

Yanakie - 27 kms South of Foster
The last township before Wilsons Promontory Yanakie is 27 kilometers south of Foster and is located on the isthmus connecting the mainland to The Prom, first settled in 1850 there is access to both Corner Inlet and Shallow Inlet.

Wilsons Promontory - 22 kilometres from the main service town of Foster
The southern most point of mainland Australia. Covering 50,000 hectares and surrounded by the rugged waters of Bass Strait it is doubtful if any area in Victoria could surpass the beauty and diversity of this natures wonderland. Accommodation is available at Tidal River. (Info Parks Victoria 13 19 63)

Toora - 12kms East of Foster
Situated on the South Gippsland Highway Toora is a pretty little town overlooking the good fishing grounds of Corner Inlet (concrete tidal boat ramp). Toora was once The Hub of South Gippsland Today the permanent population is approx 500. Take the time to turn off the highway into the main street and explore the shops many of which have been there since year dot.

Welshpool-Port Welshpool - 24kms East of Foster
The small hamlet of Welshpool is situated on the South Gippsland Highway. Hotel and Motel accommodation. Turn off to the fishing village of Port Welshpool one of the most southerly towns on the Australian mainland with a population of approx 250. Port Welshpool is the only natural deep sea port east of Western Port Bay. The base for a local fishing fleet fishing mainly for shark, the Port is well known for its rich fishing grounds.


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