Inverloch photos


Inverloch is an attractive seaside resort and fishing port, located east of Wonthaggi and across the waters of Anderson Inlet from the holiday town of Venus Bay.

Inverloch's main commercial centre is centred around A'Beckett Street and extends into adjoining Williams Street, Ramsey Boulevard and to Reilly Street where a supermarket is located.

The town itself sits on the coast at the mouth of Anderson Inlet, a protected bay where the Tarwin River enters the Bass Strait. The shallow estuary creates a stunning turquoise colour. The beach boasts a large expanse of soft sand and is backed by low grassy dunes. At low tide you can stroll around the western headland to reach the surfing beaches.

Inverloch's main foreshore reserve, known as The Glade, extends from the shops right down to the beach at the entrance to Anderson Inlet. Head west along the coast from there to several sandy beaches and rocky outcrops with shady picnic areas on the foreshore. Further west, along Surf Parade, is the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club which presides over the town's surf beach. Heading east along The Esplanade from the town centre leads to safe swimming and boating areas, a jetty, boat ramps and foreshore parks. At the eastern end of The Esplanade is a car park which marks the start of the Screw Creek Townsend Bluff Estuary Walk. This track passes through coastal bushland and mangroves, with a section of boardwalk and a bridge over Screw Creek. From here, head north to fishing platforms along the creek or south to Townsend Bluff where scenic views over Anderson Inlet can be enjoyed.

Not to be missed is the 12 kilometre scenic Bunurong Coastal Drive from Inverloch to the seaside community of Cape Paterson, alongside the Yallock-Bulluk Marine & Coastal Park. Regarded by some as a mini version of the famed Great Ocean Road, this coastal route offers spectacular views, untouched beaches and interesting natural attractions which visitors can stop and explore, such as Eagles Nest, Twin Reefs, Shack Bay, The Caves and Flat Rocks.