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Summer by the Sea 2012

THE annual festival of all things marine and coastal, ‘Summer by the Sea,’ began at the start of January and continues until January 22. Run by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), there are events scheduled for the entire Victorian coast, including a range of beaches across South Gippsland. Participate in a range of family friendly activities, including rockpool rambles, kayak adventures, marine monitoring, nature walks, geology adventures and snorkelling safaris.

General guidelines for all festival activities

  • Wear sturdy shoes, not thongs. Shoes that can get wet and cover your feet are best.
  • Be SunSmart for all daytime activities, even on overcast days.
  • Remember to take a hat, bring sunscreen and wear a shirt.
  • Bring drinking water and insect repellent with you.
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most activities are suitable for people of varying abilities, however please notify activity leaders if you have any special needs.
  • All festival activities are weather dependent. DSE reserves the right to cancel activities in the event of poor weather conditions or bushfires.
  • To ensure the safety and enjoyment of your fellow participants follow the activity leader’s instructions.

Summer by the Sea Program Guide for South Gippsland:

Inverloch

Evening Rockpool Ramble

Wed 11 January 7.30pm – 9pm

Thu 12 January 7.30pm – 9pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5674 3738

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Coastcare Out and About – Coastal exercises & marine meditation

Sat 14 January 9am – 10am

Meet at Eagles Nest car park,

Cape Paterson Road.

Rockpool Ramble

Mon 16 January 10.30am – 12pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5674 3738

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Geology Rocks – Dinosaurs

Sat 21 January 11am – 1pm

Sat 21 January 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5174 3738

Rockpool Ramble

Sat 21 January 2pm – 3.30pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5174 3738

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Venus Bay

Coastal Discovery – Birds, Bivalves & Beaches

Thu 12 January 10am – 11.30am

Meet at entrance to #1 Beach, Venus Bay

Geology Rocks! – Geology walk to Inlet & Ocean Beaches

Fri 20 January 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5674 3738

Coastal Discovery – With a Parks Victoria Ranger

Fri 20 January 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Venus Bay Caravan Park

Coastal Discovery – Life’s a Beach – Venus Bay Beach Activity Day

Sun 22 January 10am – 3pm

Meet at entrance to #1 Beach, Venus Bay

Bear Gully

Evening Rockpool Ramble

Thu 12 January 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5683 9000

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Coastal Discovery – Ranger Yarns

Fri 13 January 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Bear Gully campground, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

Evening Rockpool Ramble

Sat 14 January 8.30pm – 10pm

Bookings Essential 5683 9000

Please wear sturdy footwear

Coastal Discovery – Ranger Yarns

Wed 18 January 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Meet at Bear Gully campground, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park.

Rockpool Ramble

Thu 19 January 12.30pm – 2pm

Bookings Essential 5683 9000

Walkerville

Evening Rockpool Ramble

Wed 11 January 7.30pm – 9pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5183 9116

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Walk on the Wild Side – Night walk

Wed 11 January 8.30pm – 10pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5683 9000

Rockpool Ramble

Sun 15 January 10.30am – 12pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5183 9116

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Geology Rocks! – Hard Rock Ramble

Mon 16 January 10.30am – 12.30pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5183 9116

Rockpool Ramble

Wed 18 January 12.30pm – 2pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5183 9116

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Yanakie

Coastal Discovery – Seagrasses & Muddy Bottoms

Fri 13 January 11am – 12.30pm

Meet at Boat Ramp car park, Foleys Rd, Yanakie

Toora

Coastal Discovery – Winging It!

The migratory wader story

Sat 21 January 10pm – 11.30pm

Meet at Toora Boat Ramp carpark

Coastal Discovery – Seagrasses & Muddy Bottoms

Corner Inlet Marine & Coastal Park

Sat 21 January 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Meet at Toora Boat Ramp carpark

Port Albert

Coastal Discovery – Seagrasses & Muddy Bottoms

Sun 15 January 1pm – 2.30pm

Meet at Stockyard Point (opposite Wildfish) Port Albert

Tarraville

Coastal Discovery – Minibeast Safari

Fri 20 January 10am – 11am

Bookings Essential 51839116

Meet at Cattenachs Track/Robertsons Beach

McLoughlins Beach

Coastal Discovery – Inlet to Ocean Walk & Talk

Fri 20 January 2pm – 4pm

Bookings Essential (03) 5683 9000.

For more information about Summer by the Sea Festival 2012 activities, visit the DSE Summer by the Sea or phone 136 186.

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