Take in the rugged beauty of remote sections of the coast, most of which is accessible only by foot. Popular walks include: 1. Point Smythe
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Take in the rugged beauty of remote sections of the coast, most of which is accessible only by foot.
Popular walks include:
1. Point Smythe Walk
(6 km circuit, 2 hours)
This circuit walk takes you through thick coastal vegetation and onto the beach at Point Smythe. The track is particularly sheltered on windy days.
2. Anderson Inlet Walk
(2 km, 40 minutes one way)
This track follows the southern edge of Anderson Inlet east to the carpark at Doyles Road. The track takes you along the intertidal mudflats where you can see a great variety of marine plants and animals including mangroves rich with bird life.
3. Lime Burners Walk
(750 metres, 15 minutes one way)
This track links the north and south settlements of Walkerville through stands of Drooping She-oak, past cliffs and the ruins of lime kilns. A short side track leads to the historic Walkerville Cemetery.
4. Overlook Walk
(1.2 km, 45 minutes one way)
This track links the caravan park at Walkerville North with the Prom View Estate. The track leads through coastal woodlands with a diverse understorey. A side track (700 metres) leads to a viewing platform overlooking Waratah Bay with the peaks of Wilsons Promontory as a backdrop.
A variety of coastal walks exist along the shoreline between Venus Bay and Waratah Bay.
The coast between Venus Bay and Walkerville is very rocky and access is very dependant on the tides. Do not start a walk in this area any earlier than two hours before a low tide and aim to finish a walk no later than two hours after low tide. Tide times are the same as for Port Phillip Heads.
Fire access tracks can be used to explore extensive heathlands and woodlands of the sheltered gullies and hills behind Walkerville and Waratah Bay.
When walking always remember to wear a hat, sunscreen, shirt and sunglasses, to take plenty of drinking water, and to check tide times.