Things To Do
A visit to Inverloch at any time of the year can recharge the batteries and clear the mind. Enjoy our beautiful Hinterland with boutique wineries and breweries, markets, birdwatching, bushwalking, rock platforms, whale watching, Great Southern Rail Trail, swimming, surfing, and visits to the surrounding towns.
Walking, Fishing & Boating
Inverloch is the perfect place to slow down and spend some time outdoors. You'll find an abundance of places to walk, fish and take the boat out in Inverloch and surrounds.
Walk or drive to the eastern end of The Esplanade past Cuttriss Street through the Camping Ground. The diverse nature of the plant communities combined with the stunning view from the top of Townsend Bluff give this reserve its very special character. The walk takes you across an estuarine creek and through coastal dunes, salt-water swamps, Melaleuca thickets and grass-lands that are slowing being revegetated.
Length/Time - 3.4km return / 1hour return
One for avid birdwatchers, the Ayr Creek Walk is home to an abundance of birdlife, including Honeyeaters, and Black Shouldered Kites. Stroll through native bush and wetlands on the Ayr Creek Walk, and enjoy a peaceful trail. Head down Nesci Court towards Royal Parade, cross the road and take the track through to Toorak Road. From here, walk down Evergreen Avenue, pick up the track from the corner at Beach Avenue and wander through to Surf Parade, before crossing the road to the beach.
The Caves are located in the Bunurong Coastal Drive, about 2km west of Inverloch, between Flat Rocks and Eagles Nest. The car park beside the road is clearly marked. To access the caves, proceed down the stairs and around the rock platform to the right (south).
Boat Ramps located at The Esplanade in Inverloch and Maher’s Landing Road off Venus Bay Road Inverloch
Bunurong Marine National Park - Fishing is prohibited in the Marine Park.
Main Surf Beach - Near Goroke Street is great for surf fishing
Pensioners Corner - On the corner of Venus Street and Ramsay Boulevard usually produces good catches on the tides (Silver Trevally, King George Whiting, Flathead and Mullet)
The Poles - Opposite the beach end of Abbott Street, a weed bed just off shore is a good spot for King George Whiting, Gummy Shark, Juvenile Snapper (pinky) and Flathead.
Bowling Club - Along the Esplanade, good for Flathead, Mullet and Whiting.
Inverloch Jetty - Popular with kids learning to fish, but it can get crowded.
Maher’s Landing - (5km SE from Inverloch) This spot works well if you cast in the channel, using a fair sized sinker.
Boating Anderson’s Inlet - The Bar at the entrance is very dangerous. Do not attempt to cross the bar if you are inexperienced, or if your boat is underpowered.
Markets, Events & Recreation
Spend the day browsing Inverloch's markets, get sporty with a visit to one of the many recreational facilities, or plan your trip around one of our annual events.
Find out what markets are happening around Inverloch on any given weekend, including homemade produce, plants, fresh vegetables and much much more…
Broadbeach Resort incorporating Inverloch Health Club is a boutique gym located just a few minutes from the town centre, surrounded by Screw Creek Nature Reserve & the pristine sands of Anderson Inlet.
Devils Dam Par 3 Golf - 5775 Bass Highway, Inverloch VIC 3996.
Inverloch Tennis Centre - 64 Pier Road, Inverloch VIC 3996
SGYC - Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta
South Gippsland Yacht Club can be found in Inverloch behind the Ripple historical replica yacht. We are a family-oriented club with an emphasis on participation and fun for all sailors and family members regardless of skill level or class of boat sailed. Having said that, many of our members sail at a very high level with national and world champions in the club who are keen to help others.
Inverloch is a great family destination, with plenty of activities to keep the kids busy including Nippers and the Dinosaur Dig Site.
Bunurong Environment Centre and Shell Museum
The shell museum contains one of the world’s best displays of shells with over 6,000 specimens on display including many local varieties. Bunurong Environment Centre provides an ideal learning experience for students at all levels, tourists, community members and families. On the corner of Ramsey Blvd and The Esplanade.
Inverloch Dinosaur Dig Site
Dinosaur Dreaming at Inverloch is Victoria’s most productive dinosaur dig site. From its discovery in 1991 to the most recent dig in February 2013, some 15,000 bones have been collected from the fossil layer. The dig site is between Inverloch and Cape Paterson, near The Caves. From Inverloch, drive along the coast road towards Cape Paterson. After Flat Rocks The Caves is next on the left. Eagles Nest is further on.
Bass Coast Flipp’n Out (kids play centre) - 4/6 Cyclone Street, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Inverloch Skate Park - 13 Bolding Place, Inverloch VIC 3996
Wilsons Promontory Cruises & Phillip Island
Inverloch is a great base to stay and be just a stone's throw away from the breathtaking expanses of Wilsons Promontory and rugged beauty of Phillip Island.
Wilsons Promontory Cruises
Discover the beautiful granite coastline and unique wilderness of Wilsons Promontory National Park on our 2.5 hour Wilsons Promontory Cruise. Wilsons Promontory Cruises is the only cruise operating from Wilsons Promontory National Park. Travel in our unique amphibious boats as we drive straight from Norman Beach into the waters of the Marine National Park. Cruise schedule: Wilsons Promontory Cruises departs Tidal River daily at 11am, with additional departures during summer months.
See Little Penguins return to their burrows on sunset, watch inquisitive seals play at sea, go in search of whales and be in awe of natural scenery on a coastal walk.
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Offshore Surf School
If you are one, or many, the Offshore Surf School have the knowledge, people and stoke to help make your surfing or stand up paddle boarding lesson a positive one. We'll give you an authentic taste of surfing and stand up paddle boarding with useful safety information about the waves, the inlet and the beach. We run sessions daily weather dependent.
Inverloch Bowls Club
Our Summer Barefoot Bowls program runs from early to mid-January, weather permitting. Our bar is open Monday to Saturday from 4.30-6.30pm. Sets of bowls are available at no extra charge. Our members can provide expert tuition and coaching. Bowlers must be aged twelve years and over to participate on the greens.