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Inverloch Accommodation

Inverloch... A rapidly growing seaside village situated on tranquil Anderson Inlet, approximately 2 hours south-east of Melbourne. The town's popularity as a holiday, residential and retirement destination has boomed during the past few years. The rustic simplicity of this small coastal village captures the hearts of the many thousands who return year after year soaking up the relaxing atmosphere.

Tarwin Lower Tarwin Lower

This riverside village is 160kms from Melbourne, 25kms from Inverloch and 5kms from Venus Bay beaches 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.

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Venus Bay Venus Bay

Secluded seaside village named by George Bass after the planet commonly observed as the morning or evening star. Venus Bay is 6 kilometres from Tarwin Lower and 27 kilometres from Inverloch.
Enjoy 26 kilometers of magnificent, unspoilt sandy surf beaches, via 5 different access points along the bay stretch.

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Fish Creek Fish Creek

Population 200:  The gateway to Wilsons Promontory this small rural village has many businesses supplying your holiday needs such as petrol and food.
Art and craft shops and outlets frequent the area with many talented artists, potters and sculpters living in and around this small hamlet. Also there are several local wineries in the immediate area.
Fish Creek is recognized and remembered by all who have visited.

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Waratah Bay Waratah Bay

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.
Popular family beaches, surfing and fishing, as well as boat launching facilitities cater for all water activities. Spectacular views can be enjoyed by strolling along the bush fire track starting at Brown Street.

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Sandy Point Sandy Point

200 kilometres south-east of Melbourne or approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from Inverloch Sandy Point is situated east of Waratah Bay township and in close proximity to Wilsons Promontory National Park (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.
The clean, surf beach is patrolled in summer by Waratah Beach Lifesavers who have their club house, with all facilities beside the beach.

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Walkerville Walkerville

39 kms to south-west of Foster and 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.
The remains of the old lime kilns set in the cliffs can still be seen and are well worth the visit. In the early days workers at the lime kilns tried their luck panning for gold - a small amount was found in the area.

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Shallow Inlet Shallow Inlet

Shallow Inlet 26 kms 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.

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Yanakie Yanakie

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.
The licensed general store on Meeniyan-Promontory Road caters for locals and visitors alike, petrol is available and remember due to the Prom floods there is no access to the Tidal River store/petrol. There is a picnic area with electric BBQ’s, playground and public toilets. Tennis courts can be hired.

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Wilsons Promontory Wilsons Promontory

Approx 100kms from Inverloch to Tidal River. Covering 50,000 hectares and surrounded by Bass Strait The Prom is the Southern Most Point of Australia and has been trekked upon by all nationalities, with walks to areas such as the Lighthouse, Sealer’s Cove, Waterloo Bay and Refuge Cove being unsurpassed.
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Foster Foster

Population 1200: Tucked in between the mountains of South Gippsland and the wide expanse of Bass Strait, Foster is 60ks from Tidal River and is the main service town for Promontory Country and Wilsons Promontory visitors.
Today the town has very good facilities including hospital, ambulance and all health services. A museum which amongst other things houses Harold Lassiter's boat (Lassiters Reef fame).

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Toora Toora

Approximately 13ks east from Foster on the South Gippsland Highway Toora is a pretty little town overlooking Corner Inlet. Permanent population is approx 500.
Toora has a very good boat ramp, with the fishing in Corner Inlet something else and if you do not catch a fish head down and buy some from Wayne Cripps who has a shop on the wharf at Port Franklin.

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Port Welshpool Port Welshpool / Welshpool

One of the most southerly towns on the Australian mainland  with a population of approx 250 full time residents Port Welshpool  is the only natural deep sea port east of Western Port Bay.
Sheltered from most weather by Wilsons Promontory, Big Snake and Little Snake Islands, the port is at the entrance to Corner Inlet and offers good views of the Prom.

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Port Albert Port Albert

Historically, Port Albert, discovered by Angus McMillan in 1841 is the oldest settlement in Gippsland. The only access to Melbourne in those days being by sailing ship. Today, Port Albert, 220ks from Melbourne along the South Gippsland Highway is a popular tourism and fishing destination.
Accommodation is plentiful with motel units at the pub, 2 caravan parks, holiday homes etc.

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Yarram Yarram

The main service town for the south-east coast area, Yarram, with a permanent population of 1800 is approximately 220 ks south-east of Melbourne (3.5 hours) and 1 hours drive from Sale.
The township of Yarram is neatly placed between the mountains and the sea and has within its boundaries all the amenities you would expect from a progressive tourism orientated town.

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Tarra Bulga National Park Tarra Bulga National Park

No visitor to Tarra Territory should miss out on exploring the mystically beautiful Tarra-Bulga National Park located in south-eastern Victoria’s Strzelecki Ranges 20kms north of Yarram.  Covering 2015 hectares the park is one of only four major areas of cool temperate rainforests in the state.
Camping is note permitted within the park. Caravan Parks are nearby in Yarram, There is a variety of accommodation in the immediate area. Information Parks Victoria 13 19 63

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Phillip Island Accommodation
Phillip Island

Phillip Island is approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne and is 26kms long by 9kms wide (10,000 hectares) big enough to create that characteristic holiday atmosphere.
Phillip Island's magnificent 97 kilometre coastline transforms from massive rocky outcrops to sheltered golden beaches facing Western Port Bay, the surf coming off Bass Strait attracts some of Australia's top surfers.

90 Mile Beach Accommodation
90 Mile Beach

Travelling the coast - stop and visit the Golden Sands of the 90 Mile Beach via the townships of Loch Sport, Golden Beach, Paradise Beach, Seaspray and Woodside Beach.
One of the longest, straightest, most unpopulated beaches in the world today, it's white sands stretch from Woodside at the western end to Lake Tyers in the east, a distance of approximately 90 miles (144 kilometres).

East Gippsland Coast Accommodation
East Gippsland

Enjoy mild winters and glorious summers in the home of the largest lake system in Australia.
It is an area renowned for its wonderful temperate climate of mild winters and glorious summers and the range of holidays available highlights the diversity of this region.

Lakes Entrance Accommodation
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance... 9000 years ago a vast system of rivers, lakes, lagoons and islands was enclosed by 140 kilometres of the most secluded, untouched ocean beaches in the world-to create the largest inland waterway system in Australia. Lakes Entrance, as the name suggests, is the gateway to this spectacular phenomenon.

Mallacoota Accommodation Mallacoota

Nestled in the far eastern corner of the state in the heart of the 86,000 hectare Croajingalong National Park designated a “World Biosphere Reserve” combining undisturbed natural habitats supporting rare and significant plants and animals. There are 100 kilometers of coastline, 320 kilometers of lake shoreline and countless river, freshwater creeks and mountain rivers to explore.

Eden Accommodation

Eden, the southern gateway to the Sapphire Coast is approximately 235 kilometres from Lakes Entrance, halfway between Melbourne and Sydney on the Princes Highway (A1) - the ideal location for your next family holiday or a few days, week or longer stopover as you travel this spectacular coastline.

Merimbula Accommodation

Undoubtably the jewell in the crown of the Sapphire Coast. The magic begins  with your first glimpse of the boats at their moorings in the bay. Merimbula’s all round mild sunny climate, coupled with its wide range of entertainment, services and facilities has won the town a well earned reputation as a major holiday destination for visitors from all over the world.

Bermagui Accommodation

Bermagui is 18km East of the Princes Highway and nestles around a safe, all-weather harbor dating from the 1830s. The continental shelf is just 20 km offshore its closest point to the Australian mainland which means exceptional deep-sea fishing. In particular, the town is known for its yellow fin tuna and the famed black marlin. Charter boats operate deep sea dive and game fishing trips.

Great Ocean Road Accommodation
Great Ocean Road

Weaving its way around Victoria’s south-west coast through some of Victoria’s favourite coastal towns the Great Ocean Road is one of the most magnificent, scenic coastal drives in the world and is rated one of Australia’s greatest tourism assets.
Stretching approximately 256 kilometres from Torquay - just south of Victoria’s second largest city Geelong - to Warrnambool, The Great Ocean Road is an experience you will long remember.

Queenscliff Accommodation

This historic township rich with the elegance of last century is just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne via Geelong or a 40 minute ferry ride from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. Queenscliff with a permanent population of 3,500 is a beautiful heritage township known for its grand 19th century Victorian hotels and colonial buildings.

Torquay Accommodation

Torquay is recognized as Australia’s surfing capital with the Surfworld Surfing Museum and Information Centre located at Surf City Plaza, Beach Road. The Museum celebrates the story of Australian surfing through colourful and exciting permanent displays and exhibitions of important surfing artifacts and memorabilia. Some of the world’s biggest names in surf gear have their corporate headquarters and retail outlets at Surf City Plaza.

Anglesea Accommodation

Swampy Creek doesn’t quite capture the appeal of this lovely Great Ocean Road holiday destination, so its just as well the towns name was changed to Anglesea in 1885.
offers a wide variety of accommodation. Visitors can choose from resort-style luxury to bed and breakfast establishments near secluded beaches

Aireys Inlet Accommodation
Aireys Inlet

Just 11 kilometres from Anglesea, Aireys Inlet is another popular Great Ocean Road holiday destination which was named after early settler John Airey.
Accommodation consists of holiday parks, bed and breakfast, motel and hotels, self contained and various holiday rentals. Aireys Inlet is well serviced by its restaurants, hotel with bistro meals, cafes and take-aways.

Lorne Accommodation

Situated on the Great Ocean Road 140 kms south of Melbourne, Lorne is recognized as one of Australia’s top all season resorts.
A place of rare beauty with its long protected sandy beach fronting Louttit Bay, the Lorne township is overlooked by the majestic Angahook-Lorne State Park.

Apollo Bay Accommodation
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay 186 kms south-west of Melbourne is one of the most sought after Holiday destinations along the Great Ocean Road.
The generations of holiday-makers who have enjoyed the broad sweep of this magnificent beach and protected bay would agree with Rudyard Kipling's description of Apollo Bay as "Paradise".

Port Campbell Accommodation
Port Campbell

Port Campbell some 280kms west of Melbourne via The Great Ocean Road is situated on the only natural harbour between The Great Ocean Road and Warrnambool and has in recent times developed a well earned reputation as one of the leading holiday destinations on the Great Ocean Road. Port Campbell is the ideal base to explore the stunning panoramic sights of the Port Campbell National Park and Bay of Islands Coastal Park - a photographers and sightseers delight!

Warrnambool Accommodation

Warrnambool, the largest city on the Great Ocean Road has a permanent population of 32,000 and overlooks the sheltered beaches of Lady Bay.
Manicured parks and gardens, visiting whales, the Grand National Steeplechase, many notorious shipwrecks, contemporary art, volcanoes - there is something for everyone, and with the largest range of accommodation, dining and shopping to be found in the south-west Warrnambool is a must visit.

Port Fairy Accommodation
Port Fairy

Historic Seaside Village - Port Fairy
Steeped in history which is still evident today, the heritage of Victoria’s earliest ports has been preserved at Port Fairy, a delightful fishing village 28 kilometres west of Warrnambool. Nestled along the banks of the picturesque Moyne River where whalers and sealers once traded, the wharf is still a hub of activity for the fishing fleet, thriving abalone industry and pleasure craft.






















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