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Bass Coast

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Bass Coast

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Bass Coast is part of the Gippsland region in southeastern Victoria, Australia. It includes Phillip Island and the region of the mainland through which the Bass Highway passes. It has a long coastline on Western Port Bay and the open seas of Bass Strait. Its landward side is enclosed by South Gippsland.

The Bass Highway turns off the South Gippsland Highway and runs down the eastern side of Western Port Bay, past the turn-off to San Remo and Phillip Island, then runs along the Bass Strait coast to Inverloch before turning inland to rejoin the South Gippsland Highway at Leongatha.



Other destinations[edit]

  • Wonthaggi - go underground on a coal mine tour


The region’s attractions include its coastline and beaches, the coal mining history of Wonthaggi and the wildlife attractions of Phillip Island.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

If coming from the direction of Melbourne, turn off the South Gippsland Highway onto Bass Highway a short way past Lang Lang. There are several other roads into the area from the South Gippsland Highway and the road to Wilsons Promontory.

By bus[edit]

V/Line [1] from Melbourne to Inverloch daily.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Bunarong Marine National Park - Located roughly 6 kilometres from Inverloch and served by a coast road that stretches all the way to Cape Paterson. This beautiful area of coastline is headlined by the iconic "Eagles Nest", the remains of an old stack that resembles a map of the top half of Australia.[2]

Slightly closer to Inverloch sits an area known as Flat Rocks, also a prominent location for the study of dinosaur fossils.[3][4]


Do[edit][add listing]

  • Scuba Diving. Some of the best scuba diving in Victoria is in the marine parks of Wilsons Promontory - deep, clear and full of interesting marine life. Phillip Island is also the starting point for many spectacular dive sites.

Eat[edit][add listing]

On the third Sunday of every month, a Farmers Market is held on Inverloch's foreshore (a park known as The Glade, just off the Esplanade) which showcases a whole range of regional and more local produce.[5]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

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