The attractive seaside town of Inverloch is mostly known for its seaside resort and fishing port. You can find Inverloch just to the east of Wonthaggi and across the waters of Venus Bay. The town itself is nestled on the coast at the mouth of Anderson Inlet which displays calm waters and views out to Venus Bay.
Take a stroll down Inverloch's main foreshore reserve (The Glade), which extends from the shops down to the beach of Anderson Inlet. If you take a short drive west you will find the surf beaches and a rocky coastline which is suitable for many levels of surfing capabilities. Meander down The Esplanade to find a safe swimming and boating area for the whole family as well as a jetty, boat ramps and foreshore parks perfect for a picnic. Take the car along the 12 kilometre scenic Bunurong Coastal Drive from Inverloch to the picturesque Cape Paterson. This drive is regarded as many as a mini version of the famous Great Ocean Road which offers stunning views, unscathed beaches and natural attractions to stop and explore. These include the Eagles Nest, Twin Reefs, Shack Bay, The Caves and Flat Rocks, all perfect for capturing on film. Each year the Inverloch Jazz Festival is held across the Labor Day long weekend and features entertainment from around 80 bands, a morning street parade on Saturday and a picnic day with music on the Monday which includes lots of local produce and food stalls.
Summer in Inverloch brings sunny, warm days reaching around the mid twenties whereas if you’re holidaying in winter days are still clear but with temperature being between 11-14 degrees Celsius.
Inverloch is a popular tourist destination to the south-east of Melbourne. The big attraction here is the beach, and the range of sports that you can find here. Inverloch is a destination that will suit anyone who likes adventure, including groups of younger friends as well as families with older children.
Although Inverloch is a relatively small town, it’s a well-established resort, and you’ll find a wide range of accommodation here. If you want to hit the beach as soon as you get in, rent a serviced apartment. Inverloch holiday houses are also available for larger groups, including families with members of all ages.
Inverloch is very suited to people who are looking for an active holiday. Surfing, scuba diving and kitesurfing are extremely popular, as is swimming and windsurfing. If you’re looking for an adrenaline packed seaside holiday, then Inverloch is a very good place to come.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried any of these sports before, as local companies offer training and equipment hire for each of them.
You might be in the mood for relaxation, however. If you’d still like to spend time by or on the sea, then take a cruise or go on a fishing charter, or try your luck sea angling from the shore. If even that sounds like too much effort, some self-contained accommodation options in Inverloch come with their own pool and garden, and you can easily spend the day in without moving too far!
If you’d like to get out and about, then go for a drive along the Bass Highway. This road is littered with fascinating geological features, including the Eagle’s Nest, the Caves and the Flat Rocks. Stop to explore them and to see the magnificent views along the road.
If you’re into dinosaurs – or, alternatively, are travelling with children – then you should check out the Dinosaur Dreaming excavation site. The first dinosaur bone to be discovered in Australia was found nearby, and was dubbed the Cape Paterson Claw.
At the end of the day, there are a handful of friendly pubs in Inverloch, where you’ll be welcomed for dinner and a few beers. Alternatively, you can have a barbecue in your holiday villa, and relax over a glass of some of the local wine.
Inverloch has a relatively gentle year round climate. It should be warm, but never too hot, whatever time of year you decide to book your Inverloch holiday apartment.
Like much of Victoria, Inverloch has its best weather in December, January and February, when the average maximum daily temperature is 20C.