Camp at Bear Gully where shady campsites are set amongst tall banksias. Campers must be self sufficient and bring their own firewood. Toilet facilities are provided. Dogs are not permitted in the campground or adjacent beach at any time.
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
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Stretching along the coast from the sand barrier of Point Smythe to the sheltered waters of Waratah Bay, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has strikingly beautiful scenery.
The coastal park transforms from being a peaceful coastal area to wild, windy and awe inspiring in stormy weather. Whatever the season, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is worth exploring.
How to get there
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is situated 160 kilometres south east of Melbourne. It is reached from the South Gippsland Highway at Leongatha or the Bass Highway from Inverloch.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai identify the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park as their Traditional Country. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
Popular things to do
A short walk along the beach at Walkerville rings you unexpectedly upon giant brick buttresses protruding from the cliffs like the ruins of some ancient Roman engineering works. These are all that remain of the Walkerville lime kilns. At the peak of production in the 1890s, up to eighty …
A broad sandy ocean beach that is popular for swimming and surfing. This beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers during the summer months. Swimmers must be careful as strong currents and rips occur along this section of the coast. Picnic tables and toilet facilities are provided.
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 two litres per person per day applies …
Thickets of Coast Teatree together with stands of Coast Banksia are found at Point Smythe and along the coastal sand dunes. The Point Smythe Walk (6 km circuit, 2 hours) takes you through thick coastal vegetation and onto the beach at Point Smythe. The track is particularly sheltered on windy days.
Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
- Picnic table/seat
- Gravel carpark
24 May 2013
Two men have been questioned about serious offences in relation to the destruction of habitat in Barmah National Park last weekend. Operation Detroit was the first stage of an ongoing joint compliance operation between Parks Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Victoria Police, aimed at detecting illegal …