South Gippsland is generally referred to as the region found on the south eastern tip of Victoria.
Bordered by Yarram in the north east, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Sandy Point, Foster and Yanakie in the south east, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Inverloch, Cape Patterson and Wonthaggi in the south, Philip Island to the west, Korumburra, Mirboo North, Leongatha and almost stretching to include Mount Worth State Park and Tarra Bulga National Park towards the north.
Gippsland itself is often know for its power generators and polluted skies, especially around Churchill, Moe and Morwell. While it might seem obvious that the South Gippsland Shire Council governs the Southern area of Gippsland there is often confusion about where the region actually lies. The map on this page gives an indication of towns that many local people believe it includes.
At the northern end of Main Street Foster is Pearl Park, which was featured in the ABC TV series Bed Of Roses, and as this picture shows with it’s interesting bridge, water lilies and gently running stream, it’s beautiful as well.
There’s a good selection of accommodation choices when visiting the area, with a local backpackers lodge, quality bed and breakfast retreats, beautiful honeymoon getaways, cheap pub rooms and farm stays.
Foster is a large town conveniently situated close to Wilsons Prom, Yanakie, Walkerville, Waratah Bay, Meeniyan, Port Franklin, Welshpool, Port Welshpool and Inverloch. Find out more on the South Gippsland Website.
Inverloch is not only a beautiful town to visit but a popular surfing spot on the coast as well. The RACV chose this location to build its 5 star eco friendly accommodation resort.
The surfers in these photographs taken at Bunurong Coastal Park, really looked like they were enjoying their time. While some of the areas are quite rocky,the sandy beaches are perfectly clean, easy to access and a haven for many birds and wildlife.
There are a few good surfing spots on the Bass Coast near Inverloch. Eagles Nest, Shack Bay, Twin Reefs and The Oaks are all popular with young and mature surfers alike and can easily be accessed from the Cape Paterson Inverloch Road with only a short walk to the water.