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Water Activities in Prom Country

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Prom Country with its pristine beaches is popular with tourists for water activities like recreational fishing, swimming, boating and surfing. Below are the list of beaches and river fronts suitable for such activities.

Boat Ramps of Prom Country


Inverloch Boat Ramp

Location: The Esplanade, Inverloch

Launching on all tides, Tide board located on adjacent Jetty.

Trip Advisor Review Page: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g552187-d9563983-r401929881-Inverloch_Jetty-Inverloch_Gippsland_Victoria.html

Maher’s Landing

Location: Maher’s Landing Road, Maher’s Landing

Launching is affected by tide. Recommended for smaller craft only

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mahers-Landing-boat-ramp/123333644936384

Venus Bay

Location: Fishermans Road, Venus Bay

Water restricted by tidal movement. A shallow channel that can only be navigated by shallow drafted, suitably designed vessels during favourable tide conditions

Trip Advisor Review Page: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g1436034-d12796580-Reviews-Fishermans_Jetty_Reserve-Venus_Bay_Gippsland_Victoria.html

Tarwin Lower Boat Ramp

Location: River Drive, Tarwin Lower

One Ramp of Good Quality. River access, Tidal Constraints, Suitable for shallow drafted vessels only

Web: https://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/directory_record/91/tarwin_lower

Shallow Inlet Boat Ramp

Location: Lester Road, Yanakie

Sand access and tide affected. For small and large craft into shallow inlet

Sandy Point

Location: Western Beach

Sand access for launching, Tide affected

Web: https://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/directory_record/90/sandy_point

Port Welshpool boat ramp

Location: Lewis Street, Port Welshpool

24-hour water access, all tides, A tide board is situated on Fisherman’s Jetty, 3 lane ramp, holding jetty

Web: https://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/directory_record/88/port_welshpool

Toora Beach

Location: Jetty Road, Toora

Water access restricted by tidal movement to 45 either side of high tide. Launching and recovery recommended around high tide.

Web: https://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/directory_record/92/toora

Yanakie Beach

Location: Duck Point, End of Foley Road, Yanakie

Water access affected by tidal movement

Web: https://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/directory_record/96/yanakie


Location: Stockyard Creek landing

Access restricted by tide. Local knowledge required


Surf Beaches in Prom Country

Sandy Point

Sandy beach fronts Waratah Bay and popular with surfers as well as swimmers and recreational anglers.

The South Coast Board Riders Club offer free surfing lessons over the summer months to members.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCoastBoardriders/

Waratah Bay Surf Life Saving Club patrols the beach in season. http://waratahbeach.com.au/home/

Sandy Point Surf Cam: http://www.triggerbrothers.com.au/surf-cam/sandy-point-surfcam/


There are several good surf breaks around Walkerville. The Walkerville area is quite rocky, and booties are a necessity. Conditions can be hazardous.

Walkerville Surf Forecast: https://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Walkerville

Wilsons Promontory

Reasonably exposed beach break with fairly inconsistent surf. Good conditions produced with an offshore wind from the northeast. Groundswell with best conditions from the southwest.

Normans Bay Surf Forecast: https://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Norman-Bay

Squeaky Beach Surf Forecast: https://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Squeaky-Beach

Prom Country recreational Fishing Areas


Andersons Inlet

Andersons Inlet, Tarwin River, Inverloch Jetty, Anderson Inlet entrance, Back beaches Anderson Inlet/ Venus By

Waratah Bay

Waratah Bay, Shallow Inlet

Port Albert

Channel North of Sunday Island and Channels near Port Albert entrance

Corner Inlet

Singapore Deep, Middle Channel, Duck Point Channel, Doughboy Channel, Toora Channel, Lewis Channel off Port Welshpool, Port Welshpool Jetties

For detailed information: https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/fishing-locations/inland-angling-guide/areas/south-gippsland-east/south-gippsland-east-angling-waters#

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