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