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Inverloch

Inverloch is the gateway to the beautiful protected waters of Anderson Inlet and the perfect place for a real seaside holiday with its spectacular coastal scenery, wind-surfing and water fun, and abundant birdlife.

This pretty seaside town on the Gippsland coastline offers an array of accommodation and boat launching facilities, plus top swimming and surfing opportunities. Anderson Inlet is a haven for wind surfers. The shallow estuary is constantly changing and at low tide its sandy bottom is exposed and many species of waterbirds line the shores.

Boardwalks and tranquil tracks abound for shorter and longer strolls, or bushwalks and hiking activities. Drive the Bunurong Coastal Drive to Cape Paterson and back for some awe-inspiring coastal photo opportunities.

Look out for Eagles Nest, a large rock structure adjacent to the coastline that resembles the top half of a map of Australia. The excellent Bunurong Environment Centre interprets the natural surroundings, including the shells and dinosaur diggings of the area.

Browse gift shops and linger in boutique eateries and cafes in the busy retail centre. The Inverloch Food and Wine Festival offers a weekend of hedonism in March.

Inverloch is just under two hours from Melbourne. Travel south-east along the Monash Freeway to the South Gippsland Highway and onto Bass Highway.

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Inverloch: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park


Located about six kilometres south-west of Inverloch in South Gippsland, this proposed park covers 2100 hectares and about 5 kilometres of coastline. This coastline is beautiful, full of striking rock formations, attractive sandy coves, rugged sandstone cliffs, dunes and prominent headlands.

The coastal waters protect a remarkable range of habitats including intertidal reefs, subtidal rocky reefs, algal gardens and seagrass beds. The waters here are cool, akin to Victoria's central and western coasts, however they are relatively protected from south-westerly swells due to the location of far away King Island.

The marine life of the region is considered special due to the unusual set of environmental conditions. The intertidal sandstone reefs of the area boast the highest recorded diversity of intertidal and subtidal invertebrates in eastern Victoria. The range of seaweed species is also large and includes greens, blue-greens, browns and encrusting, coralline reds.

Seagrass meadows and sandy bays are also important habitats within the area. The diversity of habitats supports many marine animals including seastars, featherstars, crabs, snails, Port Jackson Sharks and up to 87 species of fish. If you are lucky you may see Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales or Subantarctic Fur Seals.




Inverloch-Cape Paterson Rd
Cape Paterson, VIC, 3995

Located 9.3K from Inverloch

State Coal Mine


The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Venture underground through the dark network of tunnels to get hands-on at the coal face and learn how Victoria's hard working men extracted the black gold.

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, the State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere, offering interactive fun and interest for the whole family both above and below ground.

Rising from its beginnings as a make shift 'Tent Town', Wonthaggi quickly grew to the thriving town we know today. Operating from 1909 to 1968, the State Coal Mine produced almost 17 million tonnes of coal for Victoria's industries and railways.

Please note, conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Please be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Garden Street
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 11.6K from Inverloch

ArtSpace Wonthaggi


Located in the heart of Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast, ArtSpace Wonthaggi Community Gallery is the home of highest quality regional fine art and craft.

Established as a community non-profit gallery for regional artists and crafts people, the gallery provides space for regular exhibitions and monthly theme displays. Artists exhibit for four week blocks; the work changes regularly, so you will see something new each time you visit.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi is the premier gallery for unique and exclusive works by exceptional artists and craftspeople. Many families have found that special piece for their permanent and holiday homes or gift for that special person.

ArtSpace is a recent finalist in the Victorian State Regional Achiever Awards.




5-7 McBride Avenue
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 12.4K from Inverloch

Leongatha Golf Club


Leongatha Golf Club is a classic Vern Morcom design that has been a hidden treasure in Victoria's South Gippsland region for far too long. It is a scenic layout that covers terrain from hilly to gently rolling with wide santa-ana couch fairways flanked by natural bushland. The greens are also a surprise for a visiting golfer. They are beautifully maintained and feature subtle contouring.

The function room with full catering facilities can also be hired for conferences, weddings, birthday parties and other special occasions. The Leongatha Golf Club Manager will assist with planning and running any special event.

The clubhouse has fresh food available and bar facilities.




855 Koonwarra - Inverloch Road
Leongatha South, VIC, 3954

Located 12.8K from Inverloch

Inverloch: Events

True Colours - an exhibition by Gayle Rodgers


Gayle responds to colours of nature, an autumn leaf, a dry gum leaf, rocks, the ocean, things that have a simple presence. She is very conscious of the environment and the impact people have on it, and her art is often a response to those concerns.

Her paintings are created in an abstract style with a fluid, marbling of colours and shapes depicting movement. She adds simple white bird forms to represent the fragility of our bird life.

Her glass collages are an ongoing experiment with colours, decals and shards of glass. She rearranges them into a pleasing ensemble, focusing on the spontaneity of the medium and the serendipity created as one colour blends into another.

Colour is the main influential back ground to all her works.


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16 Abeckett Street,
PO Box 304
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 0.2K from Inverloch

Inverloch parkrun


Inverloch parkrun is a free weekly timed five kilometre event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The event takes place every Saturday at 8:00am with a pre-run briefing at 7:45am.

If you have not been to a parkrun before, register online and print off your unique barcode to bring along with you to each parkrun event you attend. With your barcode in hand you will be able to record your time and see your results posted on their website.


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Ramsey Boulevard
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 0.8K from Inverloch

Inverloch Sounds of Summer


The 28th of December 2016 is the date for the first Inverloch Sounds Of Summer festival. Visitors and residents alike will enjoy the sounds of local and national musicians and the tastes of festival fare and local wine.

The event will showcase the natural beauty, creative talents and unique character of the Bass Coast and broader Gippsland region. The festival has been thoughtfully curated to attract families and to enjoy the cultural delights at our doorstep.


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2016
      28th Dec


The Esplanade
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 0.9K from Inverloch

Inside the Brick Wonthaggi 2016: Interactive Play and LEGO Model Expo


These school holidays Inside the Brick is bringing their fantastic travelling Interactive Play and LEGO Model Exhibition back to Wonthaggi North Primary School.

Come and support your local school community by enjoying a fun filled day of LEGO play.

Inside the Brick is even more interactive than ever before, with more play, regular build challenges and other fun activities for kids of all ages.

Not only will guests have the opportunity to see fantastic original LEGO creations on display but they will have the opportunity to create some of their own in the massive hands on Build Zone.

The Build Zone has just got even bigger. More bricks and more activities this event equals more fun. Build your favourite minion, create a Minecraft world, or join the white LEGO architectural challenge.

Fans will also have the opportunity to build LEGO creation vehicles and test them on the race ramp, and help to build some cargo for the trains to carry. Not forgetting the smaller builders, there will also be a Duplo construction zone that will keep the toddlers captivated.

Discounted tickets available online.


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Corner White Rd & Wentworth Rd
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 11.9K from Inverloch

My Addiction to Art


My Addiction to Art is a private collector's exhibition of art, inclusive of sculpture, fabric, graphic and other mediums. This collection has been amassed over 30 years and includes works by over 20 Australian, Asian and European artists. Works by Blackman, Perceval, Nolan, hermannsburg, Indigenous artists, Lindsay family, Boyd, Coburn, Coleman, Booth and many more.

This is a rare opportunity for the Gippsland Community to see fine art works in a local environment.




12 Silkstone Road,
PO Box 304
Korumburra, VIC, 3950

Located 22.7K from Inverloch

Inverloch: Travel Tips

Inverloch Visitor Information Centre


The Inverloch Visitor Information Centre provides a one-stop shop for information, accommodation bookings and ticket sales.

The friendly staff and volunteers will happily assist you with booking accommodation including holiday houses, motels, resorts, bed and breakfast, and caravan parks. They also have information on 'Where to Eat' that details the region's restaurants, cafes, take away venues, wineries and local produce.

They can help you work our the best attractions and activities to suit you and your budget while visiting the area, including the Penguin Parade, art and craft galleries, antique shops, local markets and events, walk and bike tracks, swimming, surfing, boating, and fishing.

The Information Centre stocks a range of maps and information on regions throughout Victoria and Australia and the trained staff and volunteers can assist with any general inquiries you may have.






16 A'Beckett Street
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 0.2K from Inverloch

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