Local Trips


Check out the shed for lawn games, or grab some ingredients at IGA and have a relaxing BBQ in the garden.

Tarwin Lower jetty, boardwalks and walking track - 3 mins. The jetty is a popular boat ramp and fishing spot Pick up some bait and a line from the local IGA and try your luck. Or just sit and soak in the view of the beautiful Tarwin River.

Grab your bike or walk the track in to venus bay. Many stopping points for a beautiful view and rest along the way. 20 mins ride, 40 mins walk.

Turn left at the path across the road, and walk down to Venus Bay, about 1 hr walk or 15 mins ride.

Thirsty Work Gallery - 5 min walk in Town. A studio art gallery featuring local arts and artisans.


Venus Bay, 10 min - Pristine surf beaches and scenic bushwalking tracks. Beach number 1 is the only patrolled beach in Venus Bay but all of the beaches are stunning.

Andersons inlet Where the Tarwin River enters Bass Strait. A beautiful beach to visit for a walk or a safe swim with younger kids. See the mighty mangrove and saltmarshes here. Doyles road beach is your best starting point.

Bald Hills Wetland Walk, 10 min A meandering walking track leads you through a series of sand ridges and thickets of paperbark leading to a bird hide overlooking the wetland.

Point Smythe nature trail, 10 min drive, Various walks from 20 mins to 2 hours. Walk through coastal vegetation to a secluded Point Smythe beach. Kid friendly options to more challenging walks. Start at the end of Lee’s road.

Inverloch, 20 min Beautiful coastal town with pristine beaches and scenic walking/cycling tracks. A must visit with kids is Flat Rocks, Dinosaur Dreaming to discover fossils and a real preserved dinosaur footprint.

Cape Liptrap, 25 min. - Coastal park with white sandy beaches, a campground, and an active lighthouse.

Walkerville South Beach, 20 min - A picturesque half-moon beach that inspired Alison Lester's classic, Magic Beach. Visit Walky Kiosk in Walkerville North for their famous burgers on Friday - Sunday

Fish Creek, 20 min - South Gippsland’s creative hub. Visit Alison Lester Gallery, enjoy a coffee and pastry at Little Oberon, or stroll along the Great Southern Rail Trail.

Wilsons Promontory National Park, 50 minutes to gate. Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area. So many beautiful walks and beaches including Squeaky beach and Tidal river. A must see day trip during your stay.


Tarwin Lower Market, 5 min walk. Each public holiday Monday, the local community market sets up in the mechanics hall with various stalls and live music.

Kongwak Market, Kongwak, 30 min. Every Sunday on the main streets of Kongwak. Collectables, plants, books, local food and beverage and live music. You can pick up some Beagle Brewing beer while you are there.

We encourage guests to check out Visit South Gippsland for more local events during their stay.