|Island Summer Carnival Phillip Island|
|Cnr Thompson Avenue and Ventnor Road Cowes VIC 3922|
Every year from the 26th December to the 26th January Amusement Services Australia operates the Island Summer Carnival at Cowes.
All the big rides are here including the: Spaceroller, Starship, Kamikaze & Midnight Madness!
We also have a brilliant selection of Fairground and Activity Games and we always invite 3rd party attractions such as: Animals on the Move, Snake Handlers, The Mini FX Team, & for the grand finale, Australia Day Fireworks.
|For the beach enthusiast there is kilometres of accessible beach from the boat ramp through to Cape Paterson.|
Popular swimming beaches are to be found near the jetty on the Esplanade and around Norman Bay.
The Surf Beach opposite Goroke Street is Inverloch’s most popular family beach. Easily accessible and patrolled during main holiday periods
|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.
|Anderson Inlet takes its name from Samuel Anderson who settled on the Bass River at Bass in 1835, six weeks after Batman and Fawkner landed in Port Phillip.|
Activities never cease on Anderson Inlet which is a haven for boating enthusiasts, surfers, water skiers, windsurfers, scuba divers, fishing and yachting.
|Pelican Feeding Daily at Noon San Remo|
|Marine Parade San Remo VIC 3925|
No Admittance Charge
Every day up to thirty local Pelicans arrive for their daily serve of fish, provided by San Remo Fishermans Co-op. This entertaining and close up natural experience is well worth the time - the kids will love it!
Afterwards try the Fish n Chips from the Co-op cafe
|Cape Paterson Road Inverloch VIC 3996|
At the foot of the BunurongMarine Reserve opposite RACV Resort
Off Shore landmark for the keen fishermen
Good spot for whiting using one armed bandits or pippies.
|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.
|Is not permitted between The Oaks and Eagles Nest.|
Remember, whether you are freshwater, estuary or saltwater fishing you need a licence.
Every angler can contribute to the welfare of the environment on which the sport depends. Discarded fishing line and empty food and drink containers should be disposed of thoughfully as not to cause littering and to avoid possible injury to people or animals.
|The Mouth of Andersons Inlet + 10 min to Port Phillip Heads Datum point for our tides, from then on in: |
Inverloch Boat ramp + 20 min
Stevie's Gutter + 45 min
Mahers Landing + 1 hour
Venus Bay Boat Ramp + 1 hour 30 minutes
Mouth of Tarwin River +2 hours,
Tarwin River, at the pub + 3 hours.
Highway Bridge Tarwin River + 3 hours 30 minutes. (Note these are annual averages only and vary each day. Differences over 60 minutes must be treated with caution, Courtesy of Port of Melbourne).
Tarwin River boat ramp 3 hours later.
|Shop 1/2 8 Williams Street Inverloch VIC 3996|
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. For all updated fishing information contact Kylie at Drift Inverloch