There is plenty more to do while the flood clean up goes on …
While WILSONS PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK is CLOSED following heavy rains that caused road damage., this is your chance to visit the other fabulous attractions in South Gippsland ………….
Prom Coast Tourism had collated the list below. You can check for updates at www.promcoasttourism.com.au
GREAT THINGS TO DO IN THE PROM COAST REGION
- Windy Ridge Winery – 527 Fish Creek-Foster Rd
- Waratah Hills Vineyard – Promontory Road, Fish Creek
- Lyrebird Hill Winery – 370 Inverloch Rd, Koonwarra
- Gecko Studio Gallery – 15 Falls Road, Fish Creek
- Celia Rosser Gallery – Promontory Road, Fish Creek
- Ride the Wild Goat Gallery – Falls Road, Fish Creek
- Stefani Hilltop Gallery – Fish Creek
- Stockyard Gallery – Main Street, Foster
- Sandy Point Art Gallery – Sandy Point
- Meeniyan Art Gallery – Meeniyan
DRIVES (see scenic drives for more details)
- Mt Fatigue – Mt Best
- Toora Wind Farm
- Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve (Spectacular in flood!!)
- Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
- Walkerville Lime Kilns
- Grand Ridge Road
- Foster Museum – Main Street, Foster (open Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays)
- Public Swimming Pool – Reserve Road, Foster
- Toora Swimming Pool
- Flora Reserves walking tracks – Foster
- Go-Karts – Stony Creek
- Coal Creek Historical Village – Korumburra
- Gippsland Maritime Museum – Port Albert
- Fantastic Golf courses: Foster & Meeniyan
- The Great Southern Rail Trail – (Bicycle Hire at Meeniyan & Foster)
- Venus Bay Getaways Day Spa
- Koonwarra Day Spa
- Shallow Inlet, Yanakie
- Sandy Point
- Waratah Bay
- Venus Bay
- Bear Gully
FISHING (A recreation fishing licence is required in Victoria)
- Shallow Inlet, Yanakie, off Hourigans Camp Lane or Lester Road
- Duck Point Channel, Yanakie
- Tarwin River at Tarwin Lower and Anderson Inlet – Pontoons and boat ramps
- Venus Bay – Salmon fishing on the beaches
- Waratah Bay
- Exchange Hotel, Foster
- The Prom Café by Erica, Foster
- Rhythm Cafe, Foster
- Fish Creek Hotel, Fish Creek
- Royal Standard Hotel, Toora
- Sandy Point Café
- Flying Cow Café, Fish Creek
- OK Pizza & Pasta at Foster Golf Club
- Moo’s at Meeniyan
- Pause @ Meeniyan
- Tomo Modern Japanese, Inverloch
- Riverview Hotel, Tarwin Lower
- Grand Ridge Brewery, Mirboo North
- Wildfish, Port Albert (voted 3rd best seafood restaurant in Victoria)
- The Gilded Lily, Loch
- Foster North: 6km north-west from Foster along the South Gippsland Highway, the views are spectacular.
- Silcock Hill: part way up Silcocks Hill Road, Toora on the way to Agnes Falls, near the wind farm, is a lookout with picnic tables and magnificent views across Corner Inlet to the Prom.
- Hoddle: Fish Creek-Foster Road, approximately 5kms from Foster – picnic table with spectacular views across farming country and Corner Inlet to Wilsons Prom.
- Waratah Bay: access lookout from the visitor car park at The Gap.
- Venus Bay viewing Tower: Lees Road Venus Bay. Views across the Anderson Inlet flood plain with a plethora of wildlife.
- Corner Inlet Marine and Coastal Park. Start at the Yanakie Landing Circuit picnic area and car park on Foley Road. Proceed to the boat launching ramp at CornerInlet and pick up the sea shore walk to Duck Point and beyond to the Coastal Park.
- Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park. Commence from car park at Hourigans Camp Lane (off Millar Road, Yanakie). Proceed on foot through the Coastal Park to the sea at Shallow Inlet. You can then head along the inlet Northwards and beyond.
- Hoddle Range Mount Nicoll Lookout Walk. Drive to Fish Creek-Foster Road and to Mt Nicoll car park. Proceed on foot on-to the Hoddle Range walking track and beyond.
- Koala Walk. Franklin River Reserve to the Toora Cemetery walk along Dorans Road, is a natural habitat for koalas.
- Cape Liptrap Coastal Park and Historic Lime Kilns. Drive to Walkerville South. Proceed on foot along Waratah Bay to Walkerville North sea cove and the historic lime kilns. Visit the nearby heritage listed cemetery. You are now in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park. Whilst there visit the Cape Liptrap Lighthouse.
- Point Smythe Nature trail 6km circuit, 2 hours. This circuit takes you to Anderson Inlet then through thick coastal vegetation typical of the park. This track is particularly sheltered on windy days along the coast.
- Anderson Inlet Walk. 4km return, 80 minutes. This track follows the souther edge of Anderson Inlet east to the car park at Doyles Road. The track takes you along the intertidal mudflats of the inlet where you can see a great variety of marine plants and animals including mangroves rich in birdlife.
- Bald Hills Wetlands Bird Life Reserve. The Wetland Walk is 750 m in length, about15 minutes one way. The meandering walking track from the car park takes you through open woodlands and Paperbark thickets to a large shallow wetland. From the bird hide you will be rewarded with the sight of a variety of birdlife. The trail is suitable for wheelchairs and prams. NB: The drive from the main road to the Bald Hills wetlands is approximately 5km. The road surface is gravel and can be reasonably rough in places. Bald Hills is a lovely reserve but can at certain times ofthe year be popular with snakes. Please exercise caution during snake season.
- Bike/Walking track between Tarwin Lower & Venus Bay. Walk or ride 5km between the townships on a compacted fine gravel pathway following the banks of the Tarwin River providing many points of interest. Suitable for all fitness levels.
- Port Welshpool, along the beach to the historic long jetty (it is still closed to the public). Pass under or around jetty and continue walk along the beach to the mangrove area where there are usually groups of black swans and other sea birds. Return walk time around this part of Corner Inlet is approx 40–60 minutes.
- The Great Southern Rail Trail – Foster to Meeniyan and beyond. (Bicycle Hire at Meeniyan & Foster)