PAGE 12 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE PHILLIP ISLAND WONTHAGGI INVERLOCH LEONGATHA WILSONS PROMONTORY FOSTER TOORA INVERLOCH-VENUS BAY ROAD BASS HWY RAMSEY BLVD VENUS STREET TOORAK ROAD BASS HWY WONTHAGGI ROAD POWLETT STREET INV.-KONGWAK RD T O O R A K R O A D TO LEONGATHA TO WONTHAGGI INVERLOCH WELCOME TO 3996 Scan here for full detailed map Distance fromMelbourne: 144km Population: 5000 approx. Amenities: Surf beaches, great shing, cafés, restaurants and accommodation including resort, motels, caravan, camping and holiday rentals. INVERLOCH COASTAL RESERVE Police Seaside wonders and jazzy tunes Lovers of water holidays flock to Inverloch, the protected waters of Anderson Inlet, where the Tarwin River enters Bass Strait, making it perfect for swimming, surfing and other water sports. The waters that lap the pristine beaches are ideal for wakeboarding and windsurfing. Walk or cycle down the child-friendly Screw Creek Nature Walk to discover marshlands before heading on to find stunning views of Anderson Inlet. The George Bass Coastal Walk follows along the cliffs where you can fill your lungs with the fresh sea air, or if you’re looking to get the legs pumping more, cycle the Bass Coast Rail Trail, Victoria’s only coastal rail trail. The 23-kilometre trail officially begins in Wonthaggi and passes through Kilcunda and Anderson before finishing at the Woolamai Recreation Reserve, but of course it can be travelled in any direction and Flat Rocks. GET JAZZY Head to Inverloch for the Labour Day long weekend, March 8 to 11, and hear the magic of jazz as the town celebrates its 26th annual Inverloch Jazz Festival. The festival is a community-based event, offering a long weekend of jazz, from Friday night through to Monday’s free concert in the glade. More than 40 bands and hundreds of artists will play over the three days and nights. To add to the festive vibe, gourmet local wine and produce will be available with local producers showcasing their food and fine wine, all washed down with a good dose of jazz. The Saturday Community Grand Parade is a highlight, as is the free picnic on the Monday down by the town’s foreshore that is always popular. or accessed from any of the towns along the way. The rail trail takes in an original timber trestle bridge at Kilcunda, right on the beach. For travellers making the trip from Phillip Island to Wilsons Promontory, the 14-kilometre Bunurong Coastal Drive between Cape Patterson and Inverloch provides spectacular views and passes many natural attractions including Eagles Nest, Twin Reefs, Shack Bay, The Caves Get a good dose of jazz music at the 26th Inverloch Jazz Festival.