Accommodation in Inverloch, Victoria

Inverloch Activities & Attractions

Activities & Attractions

Inverloch is situated on Anderson Inlet which opens out to the waters of Bass Strait. Water activities never cease – surfers, wind and kite surfers, water skiers, scuba divers, fishermen, yachts from the local club, there is always something happening on and around the inlet. The town has a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, bowling and angling clubs, take a picnic lunch to Shack Bay and explore the Bunurong coastal drive to Cape Paterson. Hire a boat at Mahers Landing and fish the inlet.

Stadium 4 Cinema Leongatha
14-18 Smith Street Leongatha VIC
At Leongatha 20mins from Inverloch.
Modern 4 Screen Cinema with Dolby Surround Sound.
Latest Release Movies.
Extra summer screenings.
Amusement Games

Chocolate Factory Phillip Island
930 Phillip Island Road Newhaven VIC 3925
"1 kilometre from main Phillip Island Bridge"
Viewing windows allow you to observe the manufacturing of the highest quality hand made chocolates.
Samples/Sales Boxed Chocolates/Truffles/ Cream Bars
Open 7 days Cafe on site for meals, coffee etc

National Vietnam Veterans Museum Phillip Island
25 Veterans Drive Newhaven VIC 3922
Open Daily from 10am.
A vast display of weaponry and exhibits depicting the period of Australia’s longest war .
Experience Australia's best hologram type exhibit. See fully equipped Cobra Helicopter and over 20,000 memorabilla items.
Café on site. Light Meals Great Coffee.

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.

Nest Giftware and Gallery
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...

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.

Family Beaches
Family Beaches
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

Bunurong Surfing Spots
Bunurong Surfing Spots
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.

Ripple Replica
Ripple Replica
Just past the Inlet Hotel on the Esplanade is the replica of the ketch - "Ripple" who operated in local waters in the late 1880's and played a big part in the establishing Inverloch as a sea port. Built in 1872 near Gosford the ketch was 57 feet long and 16 feet wide weighing 29 tons.

Tide Guides Info From Rod Bending
Tide Guides Info From Rod Bending
Williams Street Inverloch VIC 3996
Tide Guides are for sale at Rod Bending Fishing and Camping or daily tides information is displayed on the board in front of the shop.
Remember you need a fishing licence to fish in local waters.
Licences are available online or through Vic Fishing App.
Exceptions: U/18 or over 70 or you hold a Victorian Seniors Card

Local Picnic Areas
Local Picnic Areas
Rainbow Park Opposite Shops in Ramsay Boulevard The Ideal Location for the Family BBQ or Picnic (free electric BBQS).
The Glades Opposite the Inlet Hotel is Another Popular Area For Family Gatherings.
BBQ's and Toilets also Located On Ramsay Boulevard near Kiosk

Haven for Water Sports
Haven for Water Sports
Inverloch is situated on Anderson Inlet which opens out to the waters of Bass Strait, water activities never cease, surfers, wind and kite surfers, water skiiers, scuba divers, fishermen, yachts from the South Gippsland Yacht Club whose multi coloured sails can be seen from many vantage points around the inlet.

Rip Curl Phillip Island & Islantis Surf Experience
Rip Curl Phillip Island & Islantis Surf Experience
Phillip Island Road Newhaven VIC 3925
Explore ‘The Islantis Surf Experience’ just over the bridge at Newhaven.
Discover surfing in an unique and immersive way.
Shop the latest fashions next door at Rip Curl Phillip Island.
Kit up with the best Surfboards, Wetsuits, Accessories - buy or hire.Take a happy snap in the Big Wave or Combi Van in the car park. Be immersed in a wraparound surfing movie.
Discover “Dude”, The Big Wave Café and The Island Accommodation, all in the same complex

Island Summer Carnival Phillip Island
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.

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.

Horse Racing 2018-19 Stony Creek near Meeniyan
Horse Racing 2018-19 Stony Creek near Meeniyan
South 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

Pelican Feeding Daily at Noon San Remo
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

Anderson Inlet
Anderson Inlet
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.

Surf Life Saving
Surf Life Saving
163 Surf Parade (opposite Goroke St) Inverlcoh VIC 3996
Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club is a volunteer organisation which provides beach patrol and rescue services, first aid and lifesaving education and training at Inverloch Surf Beach.
Funding for Club activities comes from membership fees, donations, sponsorships and Government grants. Inverloch is situated on the Victorian Coastline approximately 140 km South East of Melbourne and is a popular beach holiday destination.
The Club patrols the Surf Beach between December and Easter each year.
Clubhouse is located at 163 Surf Parade (opposite Goroke St) in Inverloch, Victoria, Australia.

South Gippsland Yacht Club
South Gippsland Yacht Club
Esplanade Inverloch VIC 3996
On the Esplanade near Bowling Club
Sail competition rounds during the season.

Shell Collection
Shell Collection
Corner Ramsey Boulevard and Espalande Inverloch VIC 3996
Located in the Bunurong Environment Centre
on the Esplanade.
This impressive shell collection
was formerly owned by the late
Jack Lewis who started the collection in the 1960’s.
Features local molluscs and specimens from all over Australia.

Water Safety Hints
Water Safety Hints
• Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.

State Coal Mine Wonthaggi
State Coal Mine Wonthaggi
Garden Street Wonthaggi VIC 3996
Adventure Underground. Journey back in time and discover what life was like working in a coal mine in the 1900s.

Bunurong Marine & Coastal Park
Bunurong Marine & Coastal Park
17 kilometres of spectacular and rugged sandstone cliffs
situated between Inverloch and Cape Paterson.
Opportunities for all types of recreation including diving and beach activities.
Note: The sancturary and conservation zones extend 1km out to sea to preserve marine life.
Fishing is not permitted between The Oaks and Eagles Nest
Flat Rocks: Opposite RACV Resort rock hoppers delight at low tide.
Smugglers Cave: Water washed sandy floored caverns, accessible at low tide, flooded at high tide (be aware of tide movements).
Eagles Nest: Most recognised landmark in the area-resembles the top half of the map of Australia. Panoramic ocean views.
Shack Bay: Boardwalk to clean, sandy beach, great spot for family picnic.
Surfing see information on Bunurong Surfing.

Petrel Rock
Petrel Rock
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.

Broadbeach Health Club
Broadbeach Health Club
5 Lindsey Close Inverloch VIC 3996
Heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, tennis court,
steam room, fully equipped gym, spa,
hairdresser, massage, aqua classes
beauty treatments, myotherapy.
Accommodation available.

A Maze 'N Things Phillip Island
A Maze 'N Things Phillip Island
1805 Phillip Island Road Cowes VIC 3922
Great Fun for Kids of all Ages! Get Lost In Our Maze, Gravity Room, Shrinking Room, Lookout Slide, Mini Golf, Ice Creamery, Cafe Chocolatte
Open 7 days from 10am

Aussie Golf Ranch 9 Hole - Phillip Island
Aussie Golf Ranch 9 Hole - Phillip Island
627a Settlement Road Cowes VIC 3922
Australia's Finest Short Game Facility Located On A Private Beach. Championship Par 3 Golf Course.
2 Club Pitch and Putt Course. Extensive Practice Greens.
Studio Style Accommodation.

Walking Tracks
Walking Tracks
Screw Creek Walk: Commences at the end of the Foreshore Camping Park (Esplanade). The walk takes you through mangrove mud flats and stands of Banksia and Melaleuca. Approx 1.5kms allow 40-45 minutes return.
Townsend Bluff: Town walk to nearby hill with wide inlet views. Scene of many searches for alleged pirate treasure.
Point Smythe: Nature Conservation Reserve on the other side of the inlet reached by boat or drive around through Venus Bay's Number 5 beach 5kms from Venus Bay but well worth the effort.