Destination guide

Explore Venus Bay holiday homes to rent

Venus Bay is a township located along a wide bay on the east coast of Victoria. It has a full-time population of just around 1,000 people, but the population explodes with visitors during holiday travel high seasons. It’s a great place for all of your holiday adventures, whether you’re out for some relaxation along the shores, you enjoy water sports, or you want to dig into fine dining and sightseeing. All of that and more are available right outside the door of your Venus Bay holiday accommodation.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Venus Bay

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Venus Bay a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lucinda Estate Wines (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Leongatha Golf Club (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Great Southern Rail Trail (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures near Venus bay holiday rentals

If outdoor adventures are your thing, there’s plenty to do not far from your holiday accommodation. The five numbered surf beaches (Beach 1 through Beach 5) are the perfect places to visit — not just for relaxation, but for body boarding and surfing. The Bunurong Coastal Reserve is a marine park and coastal park right along a genuine reef, making it great for diving and snorkelling. The Cape Liptrap Coastal Park offers you a sandy beach, wildlife sightings and a lighthouse lookout with panoramic views of the region. Inverloch Bay offers great kite and windsurfing, swimming and fishing.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Venus Bay

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Venus Bay is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rainbow Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Inlet Beach (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Bunurong Marine National Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Coal Creek Heritage Village (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Walkerville South Beach (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Korumburra Botanic Park (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
How to get around

How to get to Venus Bay holiday rentals

Most people visiting Venus Bay will fly into the nearest major cities of Melbourne or Avalon. From here, you can catch a V/Line or Metro train, a taxi, or one of several bus routes to get to Venus Bay. Those who prefer to drive themselves can opt for a car hire and all of the freedom that affords to see the sights as you wish. Many of the points of interest in the area are nature trails and preserves, which are best accessed via hiking or cycling. Options for travel in and around Venus Bay holiday rentals are easily available.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine and delicacies to try in Venus Bay

Victoria has a huge coffee culture. They say that flat whites in this region are among the best in the world, and if you haven’t tried one, you should. The dim sum, famous for being a Chinese dish, was first invented in Victoria and is a unique culinary treat in the region. There’s a large ethnic food scene here as well, so whether you like Chinese, Japanese, Italian, or other dishes, you’ll find top-notch options here. Organic produce is popular, especially mango, avocado, passion fruit, and the like. Finally, you’ll want to try local wine from the Sunbury wine region.

Essential info

Important facts about your Venus Bay holiday homes

Venus Bay is split into three “estates,” where you can experience different aspects of the community from holiday homes. The First Estate includes the community centre and is where you can find great shopping and three of the area’s surf beaches. The Second Estate has the other two beaches, a fishing jetty and a lookout platform where you can spot kangaroos. The Third Estate is a less populous area, the home of Port Smythe, and a great place for hiking and nature walks. English is the dominant language, and the climate is humid subtropical.

Where to stay near Venus Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 514 holiday rentals near Venus Bay. From 462 Houses to 11 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Venus Bay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Venus Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Venus Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Inlet Beach: 552 holiday rentals
  • Cape Liptrap Coastal Park: 355 holiday rentals
  • Rainbow Park: 553 holiday rentals
  • Bunurong Environment Centre & Shell Museum: 556 holiday rentals
  • Walkerville South Beach: 353 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Venus Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Venus Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 462 Houses in Venus Bay. Our other popular types of Venus Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 11 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 23 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Venus Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Venus Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.