Destination guide

Relaxation in Inverloch holiday homes to rent

Turn on the out-of-office, and bury the phone at the bottom of your suitcase, because Inverloch is the kind of place that deserves your full attention. The town's proximity to Melbourne (just a couple of hours away), makes Inverloch vacation rentals a favourite among city folk looking for a beach escape – but with epic coastal highways, endless hiking trails and world-class wildlife-watching, an Inverloch vacation can be as active as you like. The jewel in Inverloch's crown is Anderson Inlet – a sheltered bay that's perfect for swimming and water sports, or maybe just snoozing on the wide sands.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Inverloch holiday homes

Seems like Inverloch vacation rentals have been popular for as long as anyone can remember – even the dinosaurs apparently loved it round here. Australia's first dinosaur bone was found in Inverloch, and they've uncovered 15,000 more since. You can learn about the area's fossils and wider natural history at the Inverloch Shell Museum. And no Inverloch vacation is complete without a trip to Bunurong National Park, with the Eagles Nest rock formations and caves among the highlights. If that's whetted your appetite for underground exploration, then why not take a tour of the State Coal Mine in nearby Wonthaggi?

Activities

Things to do near holiday homes in Inverloch

It's an old stereotype that Aussies love their surf, but the waters of Anderson Inlet are unusually flat. And you know what that means? Yep – it's windsurfing and kitesurfing heaven. There's great surf of the traditional kind on the more exposed beaches, and for those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground, the area's full of hiking trails. Try the nearby George Bass Coastal Walk or the 16-kilometre Bass Coast Rail Trail for starters. If you're more about wheels than boots, then the area's also fantastic for driving tours. Head west towards Cape Paterson for awesome cliff-top scenery.

Day trips

Day trips near Inverloch holiday homes

Inverloch is the ideal base camp to explore the wonders of Melbourne. Holiday rentals put you within reach of places like the Yarra River, a river with a prominent wine valley and vast natural areas, and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, a riverside mix of native and exotic plants in a manicured garden area. You could also visit the Melbourne Zoo, a Victorian-era zoo with animals from all over the world, and Puffing Bill Railway, an open-air train with dining carriages that travel through the scenic Dandenong Ranges.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Inverloch holiday rentals

Victoria has a reputation for soaring summer temperatures, but the good news for Inverloch vacation rentals is that the coastal location means it's not quite so hot here. That's not to say you can leave the sunscreen at home, just that the sunny summer days are often freshened up by a brisk sea breeze – much to the delight of Anderson Inlet's kitesurfers. As for winter here, it tends to be very mild, and can be a perfect season for getting out on those hiking trails. While snow isn't unheard of, it's rarer than dinosaur bones in these parts.

Natural highlights

Get a beakful of the birdlife in Bunurong

It's the birdlife round here that really sets Inverloch head and shoulders (and beak) above other Aussie seaside towns. It's internationally recognised as a top birdwatching area, with several rare and endangered species present. This is partly thanks to the extraordinary biodiversity of the Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park. Everything from invertebrates and seaweeds to whales and seals can be found in these waters, and fishermen get understandably hot under the collar about the place. Even the coastline itself is something very special, with sandy beaches and towering cliffs, plus wetlands, dunes and even coastal mangroves at Screw Creek.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Inverloch holiday rentals

Inverloch has an array of romantic couple’s locations to enjoy on your trip. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Caves, a cave system near the beach that’s only accessible in low tide, and Shack Bay, a sheltered bayside beach with beautiful turquoise waters and soft sand. You’ll also like Venus Bay, a quiet bayside beach with soft, golden sand and calm surf.

Where to stay near Inverloch?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 553 holiday rentals near Inverloch. From 493 Houses to 16 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Inverloch 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 Inverloch?

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

  • Rainbow Park: 567 holiday rentals
  • Bunurong Environment Centre & Shell Museum: 571 holiday rentals
  • Inverloch Visitor Information Centre: 571 holiday rentals
  • Inverloch Community Farmers Market: 565 holiday rentals
  • Screw Creek Nature Walk: 568 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Inverloch 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 Inverloch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 493 Houses in Inverloch. Our other popular types of Inverloch holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 16 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 16 holiday houses
  • Villas: 4 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Inverloch?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Inverloch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.