End Inlet View Road Venus Bay
Venus Bay 2nd Beach (300 metres from our doorstep)
A broad sandy ocean beach that is popular for swimming and surfing.
There are no toilets at this site but facilities are provided at the nearby Venus Bay No. 1 Beach.
Note: This beach is not patrolled. Swimmers must be careful as strong currents and rips occur along this section of the coast. Venus Bay No. 1 Beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers during the summer months.
9 Surf Dr, Venus Bay VIC 3956, Australia
Venus Bay 1st Beach
A broad sandy ocean beach that is popular for swimming and surfing.
This beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers during the summer months. Swimmers must be careful as strong currents and rips occur along this section of the coast.
Picnic tables and toilet facilities are provided.
114 Jupiter Boulevard Venus Bay, Victoria
The Cavity Restaurant
The Cavity specializes in locally caught seafood (Corner Inlet / Welshpool / Bass Straight – Baby calamari, scallops, rock flathead, King George whiting, gummy shark, duck fish, flounder, red mullet and snapper), locally raised lamb and beef and imported smallgoods and cheeses, mainly Spanish.
Dinner, tapas and dessert menus change weekly with produce availability.
Cakes, biscuits and slices are house made to complement the highly popular Di Stefano brand of coffee.
The bar provides a full list of spirits, ciders, Australian and New Zealand wine, Australian and imported beers, cocktails, fresh squeezed juices, smoothies and milkshakes at a very affordable price.
825 Lees Rd, Venus Bay VIC 3956, Australia
Point Smythe Nature Trail Venus Bay
The Point Smythe Nature Trail is 6km in length and remains sheltered even on windy days. Taking approximately 2 hours to complete (return journey) the Point Smythe Walk takes you through masses of coastal vegetation and onto the beach at Point Smythe.
The walk surface is compacted gravel. The walk has a medium difficulty level. Dogs are restricted from this walk as fox baiting is regulary conducted.
LOT 3 Inverloch-Venus Bay Rd Tarwin Lower VIC 3956, Tarwin Lower VIC 3956, Australia
88 The Esplanade, Inverloch VIC 3996, Australia
Townsend Creek Circuit
A scenic trail over boardwalks and saltmarsh over Screw Creek and up to Townsend Bluff which has views over Anderson Inlet. The track splits after the bridge at Screw Creek, the left track continues on to fishing platforms and the right track winds up to the Bluff.
655 Cape Liptrap Rd, Tarwin Lower VIC 3956, Australia
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
The first Cape Liptrap lighthouse was established in 1913. It was a 2.1 metre steel tower with an acetylene light. As a keeper was never stationed at Cape Liptrap, it is really the first automatic Commonwealth funded light to be put into service.
The current lighthouse was built in 1951 in cast concrete, and is octagonal in shape. It was converted to mains power in 1970.
The lighthouse is on an isolated point in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Reserve and can be reached via Walkerville.
Turn into South Walkerville Road then right into the Cape Liptrap Road.
There is no restriction of access to the reserve.
Bayside Dr, Walkerville South VIC 3956, Australia
Walkerville Lime Kilns
Just 30 km from Venus Escapes - Walkerville, famous for its historic Lime Kilns, is one of Prom Country's hidden delights. Spend hours exploring the coastline of rock pools and little sandy coves, enjoy walking, fishing, swimming or simply relaxing.
Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Tidal River
Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park is on a peninsula southeast of Melbourne, Australia. It’s known for its rugged granite mountains and abundant wildlife, including kangaroos and wombats. Trails from the Tidal River settlement lead to Squeaky Beach, with its white quartz sand. Nearby, Mount Oberon offers views of Bass Strait and offshore islands. Wilsons Promontory Lightstation, built in 1859, is on the southern coast.
125 Agnes Falls Rd, Hazel Park VIC 3966
At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.
A short 200 metre walking track leads from the carpark to a viewing area overlooking the falls. Along the way watch for birds darting between bushes and the diverse range of vegetation present. Rest on the seats provided and enjoy the view within the gorge.
Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve protects a small remnant of the forests that once covered the Strzelecki Ranges. Tall Southern Blue Gums together with Blackwood and Silver Wattles grow within the sheltered gorge and along the banks of the Agnes River. The cool moist conditions here support a diverse understorey fo Hazel Pomaderris, Blanket-Leaf, Dogwood, Prickly Moses, Clematis and a ground cover of ferns.
The drier north facing slope and ridge support an open understorey of native grasses and sedges.
The Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve provides habitat to support many different species of birds. The canopy of tall eucalypts provides food and nesting areas for a variety of birds including honeyeaters. The understorey composed of tall shrubs and small trees is home to the Eastern Yellow Robin. Watch for the playful antics of the Grey Fantail as it darts and spirals in and out of trees in its quest for food. The forest also echoes to the calls of the Laughing Kookaburra, Currawong and Crimson Rosella.
20 Cottmans Rd, Fish Creek VIC 3959, Australia
Waratah Hills Vineyard
Waratah Hills is located on the road to the iconic Wilsons Promontory National Park Waratah Hills is one of the southern most vineyards on the Australian mainland. The cool, maritime climate wine region is acknowledged as one of the best Pinot Noir producing areas in Australia.
Owners’ Judy and Neil Travers simple philosophy is to do everything possible to produce wine of the highest quality. Their artisan approach to detail involves hand picking by clones in small batches at just the right intensity of ripeness. Come and experience some of south Gippslands finest wines and treat yourself to lunch at our cellar door.
1 Taylor Court, Fish Creek VIC 3959
Basia Mille Vineyard & Olive Grove
Basia Mille Vineyard and Olive Grove is situated on Waratah Ridge, only ten minutes drive from Fish Creek. The vineyard was awarded a Bronze Medal for its 2007 Pinot Noir. The vineyard produces its signature Pinot Grigio and in 2012 has served a sparkling for the first time.
Basia Mille also produces a delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is also for sale.
The cellar is licenced to serve you wine, local cheeses and olive oil.
Cellar door opening times:
Our cellar door is open during July and August on Saturday afternoons from 1 until 4pm
From September to December, the cellar is open on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as public holidays from 12 until 5pm. From December 26 to the end of January, we are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and Public holidays from 12 until 5pm.
We serve lovely light lunches in the cellar.
8 Williams Street Inverloch
The Black Sheep Cafe & Wine Bar
The Black Sheep Cafe & Wine Bar is a vibrant restaurant celebrating its first year in scenic Inverloch, The Black Sheep offers everything from great coffee, to lunch, dinner, and breakfast on weekends.
Our chef works closely with local producers to create seasonal menus that highlights the best Gippsland has to offer.
Our extensive tapas menu is designed to share, and with a wide range of both local and international wines we can help you find the right varietal to complement your meal.
23 Abeckett St, Inverloch VIC 3996
Tomo's Japanese Inverloch
Tomo in Inverloch is a place to relax and enjoy Japanese food.
If you want to try something different, please come and try our modern japanese.
Our food is MSG free!
We have some vegetarian options and gluten free dishes. Just let us know when you order your meal.
Our friendly staff will let you know which dish will be suitable for your requests.
The wine list is focused on the great wines from Gippsland. Try our wines from local.
127-129 Jupiter Boulevard Venus Bay
The Bay Gourmet Food & Wine Store
Great coffee, baked goods and home made preserves.