Grantville photos


The town of Grantville is located on the eastern coast of Western Port and is on the main highway route between Melbourne and Phillip Island.

The commercial centre of Grantville extends along service roads on both sides of the Bass Highway. Those passing through Grantville are well catered for with a service station, a bakery and a number of takeaway and casual sit down food outlets.

At the corner of the Bass Highway and Pier Road is Grantville Memorial Park. It serves as a symbol of remembrance to all those who served Australia during times of war. The park includes a history walk, BBQ facilities and a playground.

The coast is just 300 metres from the Bass Highway, along Pier Road. There is a picnic shelter, BBQ, lawns and a paved square which provides views along the coast and towards the nearby pier. When the tide is out, the mud flats are exposed, making the boat ramp tide restricted.

A coastal walking track extends northwards along the coast from Grantville Pier. It traverses areas of lawn between the beach and residential housing before going across a bridge at Colbert Creek and through bushland adjacent to the Grantville Recreation Reserve.

While many people simply pass through Grantville on the highway, there are several attractions of interest to visitors. At Maru Koala & Animal Park, visitors can get up close and personal with native wildlife and farm animals. Just to the north of Grantville is The Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve which has walking tracks and picnic facilities in eucalypt bushland. The Grantville Community Market is a popular outdoor market that is held monthly, offering a range of goods and fresh produce.

For those heading along the Bass Highway to Wonthaggi, Grantville marks the start of a scenic tourist drive that offers an alternative route to the highway. Drive along Glen Alvie Road through rolling hills and pockets of bushland, traversing land that is rich grazing and dairying country.