Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 101 MARLO Where the Snowy meets the sea Located at the mouth of the Snowy River and 14 kilometres south of Orbost, Marlo is a peaceful coastal town where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A popular fishing destination, at Marlo you can drop a line in the river, lakes or beach, which all offer the opportunity to catch a variety of fabulous eating fish. The Snowy River Estuary Walk provides stunning views of Marlo's expansive estuary and river mouth – resplendent with white sand and turquoise water, and there are also stairs down to the beach. One popular local walking trail is the relatively short and easy French's Narrows Coastal Walk, which starts in the car park on the south side of Marlo-Conran Road and heads out along the river mouth to the beach. Popular with bird watchers, this 1.6km (return) trail traverses the coastal wetlands, with elevated boardwalks, a walking bridge and well-maintained sandy paths. Marlo Bait and Tackle Café One of the best places to get everything you need for the perfect hoilday escape is the Marlo Bait and Tackle Café. Combining an extensive range of fishing and camping supplies, with a café serving delicious, house-made light meals, snacks and drinks, Marlo Bait and Tackle Café really is your 'one-stop holiday shop'. If you're feeling peckish, here you can enjoy freshly-baked scones and cakes, or one of the café's specialty toasties, which include 'The Marlo' – with salami, spinach, onion, tomato and goat cheese, and 'The Orbost' – which is topped with roast pumpkin, capsicum, goat cheese, pesto and zucchini. You can also order a tasty chicken salad or hearty beef burrito. And the coffee here is excellent – made using quality beans locally roasted in Orbost. There's comfortable seating inside, or you can enjoy your meal out in the sun to a soundtrack of waves breaking on the nearby surf beach. After enjoying your treats, the friendly team can set you up with the right fishing gear and bait (including live baits - such as sandworms - when available) as well as fishing tackle, ice, camping gear, and Swap ‘n Go bottled gas. Marlo Ocean Views Caravan Park Marlo's largest caravan park is Marlo Ocean Views Caravan and Camping Park, owned and managed by Les and Kathy Heyne. The Park boasts a vast expanse of lush grass with 250 sites, cabins and on-site vans with en suites, and premium on-site vans, as well as powered and unpowered camping sites. Pets are allowed, on leash. Set-up for holiday enjoyment, the Park has two undercover barbecue areas that are ideal for a big cookup with family and friends. And if you feel like relaxing indoors, a coffee, quick snack or an ice-cream, just pop into the Park's kiosk and coffee shop. Ideally located so you can just stroll over the road to enjoy the ocean, Marlo Ocean Views also features an on-site oval that's perfect for some games or for exercising your dog. At Marlo Bait and Tackle Café you can grab some supplies, a mug of hot coffee and a freshly-baked scone. Marlo Ocean Views Caravan and Camping Park is ideally located, so you can just stroll over the road to enjoy the ocean, • On site cabins and vans • 250 shaded sites powered and unpowered • Inshore and offshore boat ramps • Sheltered BBQ and camp fires allowed • Pets allowed on leash • Bait For more information contact Les and Kathy Heyne (03) 5154 8268 21 Marine Parade, Marlo e: • PB8335 Ph. 5154 8487 4 Marlo Road, Marlo Open 7am - 3pm everyday except Wednesdays. Bait & Tackle Café FRIENDLY CAFÉ ATMOSPHERE For all your fishing supplies, boating, diving, camping gear, hardware + gas. Marlo Bait & Tackle Cafe PB8337