LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 13 INVERLOCH A charming seaside village with a funky side Inverloch is a charming, bustling holiday town that – along with its many natural, coastal attractions – is fast growing a reputation for its growing array of funky and modern cafés, restaurants, a gelateria, boutique accommodation, giftware stores, plant nurseries and art galleries. The restaurant styles in Inverloch range from Japanese and Mexican, through to Australian pub-style classics and pizza, and many are focussed on using and serving only highquality, locally-sourced produce and wines. There's also an Italian-inspired, hole-in-thewall-style gelateria, gourmet delicatessens and butchers, organic fruit and vegetable stores, a cocktail lounge and more. The café scene is strong too, with numerous Melbourne-style cafes popping up – including an art café – all serving fantastic, barista-made coffee and excellent food. Shells and bones Located at the corner of Ramsay Boulevard and The Esplanade in Inverloch is the Bunurong Environment Centre, a voluntary organisation which has one of Australia's most impressive collections of shells (more than 6,000 in fact) as well as a display of dinosaur bones. Outside the Centre is an interesting display of eight small mosaics depicting aspects of Inverloch's history. The Centre is open Friday to Monday from 10am-4pm. Numerous cool eateries and cafés have popped-up in Inverloch. Photo: Visit Victoria INVERLOCH-VENUS BAY ROAD BASS HWY RAMSEY BLVD VENUS STREET TOORAK ROAD BASS HWY WONTHAGGI ROAD POWLETT STREET INV.-KONGWAK RD TOORAK ROAD TOLEONGATHA TOWONTHAGGI INVERLOCH COASTAL RESERVE Police inverloch 3996 Welcome to Scan here for full detailed map Distance from Melbourne: 144km Population: 5000 approx. Amenities: Surf beaches, great shing, cafés, restaurants and accommodation including resort, motels, caravan, camping and holiday rentals.