PAGE 12 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE 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 PHILLIP ISLAND WONTHAGGI INVERLOCH LEONGATHA WILSONS PROMONTORY FOSTER PORT ALBERT The allure of sheltered beauty 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. For confident surfers, Eagles Nest is the spot to try. If you’re more of a landlubber or just want to spend some dry time, the boardwalks and coastal trails of the area are waiting to be explored. 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 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 and Flat Rocks. The waters that lap the pristine beaches of Inverloch are ideal for wakeboarding and windsurfing.