Tarwin Lower & Venus Bay
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Tarwin Lower & Venus Bay Activities & Attractions
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2 hour boat hire from $80
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.
At Leongatha 20mins from Inverloch.
Modern 4 Screen Cinema with Dolby Surround Sound.
Latest Release Movies.
Extra summer screenings.
See Kangaroos at DuskInstead 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)
Venus Bay 5 Beaches26kms 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.
Horse Racing 2018-19 Stony Creek near MeeniyanSouth Gippsland Highway Stony Creek via Meeniyan VIC
Country racing is great day out for all the family.
Stony Creek offers professional racing with a picnic type atmosphere-there is always something going on for the kids and adults alike, not forgetting the competitive racing.
Race Dates 2018-2019
Saturday Dec 29th 2018 - Family Day
Wednesday Jan 9th 2019 - Ladies & Family Day
Friday Feb 1st 2019 P.O.E.T.S. Day
Wednesday Feb 13th 2019 - Publicans Day
Sunday March 10th 2017 - Ladbrokes Stony Creek Cup Day.
Note: No BYO or glassware permitted on track
Bald Hills Wetland ReserveApprox 4kms from Tarwin and 10kms from Venus Bay.
At the roundabout in Tarwin just past petrol station turn right onto Walkerville Road. Travel approximately4kms then turn left at the Bald Hills Wetland Reserve sign. Unmade road for next 4kms, turn left into the reserve and this track will take you to the lake with the bird observatory.(Go to Menu see Map)).
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves.
Through their cultural traditions, the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai identify the Bald Hills Wetland Reserve as their Traditional Country.
Tarwin Lower to Venus Bay Walk/RideCommences just past the hotel in Tarwin Lower and winds around the river to Venus Bay a distance of some 5km one way.
The track has an excellent firm surface taking you past many fishing spots on the banks of the river, BBQ's and picnic areas.
Bear Gully CampingBear 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.
Bunurong Surfing SpotsCape Paterson Road Inverloch VIC 3996
Inside: All Tides
Suicide: High Tide
Eagles Nest: High Tide
Shack Bay: High or Low Tide
Twin Reefs: Low Tide
The Oaks: All Tides
For up to date information re the best waves in the area contact the team at Serious Surf in Williams Street Inverloch.
Venus Bay to Beach 3 & 5 Walk RideFrom 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.