Beach at Walkerville South, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Show map

Penguins to Prom Touring Route

Leg 2: Tarwin Lower to Fish Creek
71.5 km/45 miles, about 1 hour

Hit the water at the coastal resort of Inverloch - having a swim, snorkel, paddle or rockpool ramble in Anderson Inlet, often described as the most popular estuary in Victoria. Sate an appetite at one of the many cafes and restaurants lining the town's main street.

You may even be able to indulge in a spot of 'Dinosaur Dreaming' in Inverloch, taking a look at Monash University and Museum Victoria's excavations of the rocky coastline of the Bunarong Marine Park. Dated at around 115-120 million years old, you can see evidence of the ancient rivers that once flowed in this area.

Head out of Inverloch on the C442 towards Tarwin Lower, a popular fishing township on the bank of the Tarwin River. Take a detour into Venus Bay (just 3 kilometres from Tarwin Lower) to explore the sweeping surf beaches and coastal walks.

From Tarwin Lower take the Tarwin Lower-Walkerville Road to Walkerville, home of the Cape Liptrap lighthouse and the historic limekilns, giant brick buttresses protruding from the cliffs over the beach at Walkerville. These are all that remain of Walkerville's booming quicklime industry of the 1890s.

From Walkerville take the Fish Creek-Walkerville Road to Fish Creek. You'll know you've arrived when you see the giant mullet sitting atop the Fishy Pub.

Highlights

Stunning Art Deco Style

The Fish Creek Hotel

The iconic Fish Creek Hotel (1939) is a magnificently imposing, white Art Deco building located in the heart of artistic Fish Creek. The restaurant...

Read more | Show on map

Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

Stretching along the coast from the sand barrier of Point Smythe to the sheltered waters of Waratah Bay, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has strikingly...

Read more | Show on map

Fishing in Gippsland

Fishing

Explore Gippsland's great expanse of rivers, lakes and beaches for fishing aplenty. Reel in a selection worthy of a glorious gourmet barbecue.

Read more

Destinations



Gippsland