|You never know who may drop in for a break. Ths well fed seal suns itself of the banks of the Tarwin River after making its way from the open ocean of Bass Strait into Anderson Inlet then into the Tarwin River much to the delight of these holiday makers.|
|Cape 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.
|Tarwin Lower to Venus Bay Walk/Ride|
|Commences 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.
|Venus Bay to Anderson Inlet Walk/Ride|
Turn left up Centre Road to the roundabout, then left into Canterbury Road where a bike lane is provided in some sections. After approximately 4kms turn right down Fishermans Road signposted to the boat ramp. This road is made all the way and takes you to Anderson Inlet, where there is a pier, boat ramp, playground, BBQ facilities and picnic tables.
The view of the inlet and wetlands id beautiful and birdlife abounds.
|Nest Giftware and Gallery|
|64 Cashin Street Inverloch VIC 3996|
Nests are woven together with a twig from here, a feather from there. Every piece is carefully selected and has a different story to tell. Our Nest is located in Cashin Street Inverloch (behind DIRTY THREE WINES) and is about bringing together the most beautiful goods for you to select for your own nest, many of which have been sourced from local talented artists and artisans. Let let us show you their stories...
|Cape Liptrap Lighthouse is situated in Cape Liptrap Coastal Park 25 kilometres from Tarwin Lower. The lighthouse which is still in operation is 300 ft above sea level and was established in1913 to improve the safety of coastal shipping. |
Magnificent views across Bass Strait.
|Excellent all-weather and all tides ramps for boat launching and retrieval are provided at Tarwin Lower, Venus Bay, Toora, Port Welshpool and Port Albert.|
Shore based fishing depends heavily on land access the most popular spots are the jetties at Tarwin Lower, Venus Bay, Port Franklin, (near Foster) Port Welshpool, Port Albert.
Small fishing settlement approx 15km from Foster is a port for boats to enter Corner Inlet along the Franklin River. Local families who still live in the town have fished the Inlet for generations. The Cripps family have a fresh fish shop on the wharf. Or take a line and fish from the jetty near the Co-Op.
Large inlet off Bass Strait has many secluded beaches with foot access only. Great fishing. Launch your boat from 24 hour concrete all tides ramp at Port Welshpool.
|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.
|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.
|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