Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park was recently established in 1997 and covers over 4000 hectares. Much of the park is made up of a narrow coastal strip stretching from Point Smythe in the north to Walkerville in the south. Bear Gully Coastal Cottages is one of a handful of accommodations operating within the park - hence Pets Are Not Allowed.
Cape Liptrap is a narrow peninsula formed by the spine of the Hoddle Range as it runs out to meet the Bass Strait. Cape Liptrap Light House sets upon the cliffs helping ships travel safely from Sydney to Melbourne as they pass Wilsons Promontory.
The Park's rocky coast line consists of steep cliffs formed by folded marine sediments flanked by rock pinnacles and wave cut platforms. There are hidden coves with good swimming and broad sandy beaches stretching north from Cape Liptrap Light House to Venus Bay.
Swimming and Surfing are very popular at Sandy Point and along the beaches north of Cape Liptrap Light House towards Inverloch, but you need to take care in some areas have strong currents and rips. The more sheltered coves and beaches at Walkerville and Waratah Bay are good for swimming.
Fishing and Boating
- Recreational line fishing is popular from the beaches and rocks at Walkerville with anglers seeking snapper, sweep, leather jacket, salmon, yellow-tail kingfish, trumpeter and parrot-fish.
- The sheltered waters of Anderson Inlet offer bass, flathead, salmon, whiting, mullet, trevally and garfish. A bag limit of five litres per person per day applies to the collection of pipis.
- The Venus Bay Beach is an excellent for surf fishing
- Boats can only be launched within the park from the beach at Walkerville.
Bush Walking and Hiking around Cape Liptrap
- Point Smythe Nature Trail
- Anderson Inlet Walk
- Limeburners Walk
- Walkerville North - Prom View Estate
Bear Gully Coastal Cottages
35 Maitland Court -Walkerville South - VIC 3956 Australia - Ph: 03 5663 2364