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Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island was built in 1870 and remains a focal point of the town of Cowes. It is flanked by sheltered beaches which are a popular attraction for families. There are numerous facilities within walking distance from the pier including, toilets, barbeques and playgrounds. Arcoss the road in the town of Cowes are numerous cafes, resturants and shops.
Fishing is a major attraction to the Cowes Jetty with numerour fish species available, including: squid, King George whiting, Australian salmon, silver trevally, gummy shark, elephant fish, barracouta, snapper, flathead and garfish. This pier is exposed in strong northerly winds. Fishing from the pier is much more comfortable with southerly wind conditions.
You may also like to catch a ferry across Western Port to Stony Point or to French Island and Seal rocks. For ferry time tables, tickets and booking information visit the Inter Island Ferries website.
Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
14 May 2013
One of East Gippsland’s most popular walks, the Mackenzie River Rainforest Walk has just been reopened. The track, located in the Bemm River Scenic Reserve is just a kilometre in length and gives visitors the special experience of strolling through a warm temperate rainforest. This kind of forest landscape …