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• Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
• Fish Creek
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Venus Bay - Cities, Towns and Localities
The picturesque seaside town of Venus Bay is nestled in vegetated sand dunes that backs onto the golden sands and wild waters of the Bass Strait, as well as the relatively safe, sheltered beaches of the Inlet.

The small township is a tranquil and friendly haven, providing a popular holiday haven with many visitors returning many times.

Back in 1997, the coastline from Venus Bay to Cape Liptrap was declared a Coastal Park, ensuring the protection and natural beauty of the environment for all to enjoy.

There are five surf beaches offering great surfing and wind surfing opportunities. During the summer months the beaches are patrolled by surf lifesavers. Anderson Inlet has the state's longest sand spit which also provides safe, sheltered beaches that is ideal for swimming and families.

Other activities include surf, river and estuary fishing and spectacular coastal self-guided bush walks among the ti-tree at Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (there is also the historic lighthouse). You can also stroll along the Tarwin Lower boardwalk that follows the Tarwin River. For those interested in wildlife kangaroos can be seen grazing at the mangrove flats along Anderson Inlet, whilst Bal Hill wetlands have abundant bird life.

Check out our listing of Venus Bay accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Prom Country Visitor Information Centre - Korumburra

Central Gippsland Visitor Information Centre

GPS (Venus Bay): S 38º 41.955’ E 145º 50.316’

Venus Bay Attractions

Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

Stretching along the coast from the sand barrier of Point Smythe to the sheltered waters of Waratah Bay, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has strikingly beautiful scenery.

The coastal park transforms from being a peaceful coastal area to wild, windy and awe inspiring in stormy weather. Whatever the season, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is worth exploring.

How to get there
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is situated 160 kilometres south east of Melbourne. It is reached from the South Gippsland Highway at Leongatha or the Bass Highway from Inverloch.

Popular things to do

Bear Gully Campground
Camp at Bear Gully where shady campsites are set amongst tall banksias. Campers must be self sufficient and bring their own firewood. Toilet facilities are provided. Dogs are not permitted in the campground or adjacent beach at any time.

Walkerville South Lime Kilns
A short walk along the beach at Walkerville rings you unexpectedly upon giant brick buttresses protruding from the cliffs like the ruins of some ancient Roman engineering works. These are all that remain of the Walkerville lime kilns. At the peak of production in the 1890s, up to eighty …

Venus Bay No.1 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.

Line fishing is popular from the beaches and rocks at Walkerville with anglers seeking Snapper, Sweep, Leather Jacket, Salmon, Yellow-tail Kingfish, Trumpeter and Parrot-fish. The sheltered waters of Anderson Inlet offer Bass, Flathead, Salmon, Whiting, Mullet, Trevally and Garfish. A bag limit of two litres per person per day applies …

Point Smythe
Thickets of Coast Teatree together with stands of Coast Banksia are found at Point Smythe and along the coastal sand dunes. The Point Smythe Walk (6 km circuit, 2 hours) takes you through thick coastal vegetation and onto the beach at Point Smythe. The track is particularly sheltered on windy days.
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Venus Bay Distance

Distance to Venus Bay
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Venus Bay:
• Cape Liptrap Coastal Park 29
• Fish Creek 28
• Foster 41
• Koonwarra 29
• Inverloch 25
• Melbourne 170
• Waratah 47
• Wonthaggi 37
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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