Bunurong Marine Park
Photographs And Information about Bunurong Marine Park
The Bunurong Marine Park stretches along the South Gippsland coast for about 17 km, from Coal Point (east of Cape Patterson) in the west, to Wreck Creek (near Inverloch) and extends one kilometer out to sea. Being about 140 km southeast of Melbourne makes it an easy day trip and especially popular with tourists. You can access the park from the Inverloch-Cape Paterson Road and stop at any number of carparks to see different scenery at each spot.
Photographs Of Bunurong Marine And Coastal Park – Beautiful pictures on this page include coastline from Inverloch in the north to Powlett River in the South. Surfers, fungi, native trees and moss, shells on the beach, rock formations, signs, seaweed, walking tracks, wooden stairs, picnic table, logs and driftwood and more.
Things To Do – The surfers seem to enjoy various spots along the coastline here and its fun paddling in the rock pools, swimming, snorkeling in the sea or exploring the caves. There are select walking trails with good signage, some are up to 7 kilometers in length. If you are thinking about taking out the boat, launching facilities are at Inverloch on Andersons Inlet or Cape Patterson. A chartered cruise would be great fun too. Try your hand at Sea Kayaking, fishing or get a Surf Education lesson.
Facilities – Carparks and scenic lookouts can be found at numerous vantage points along the Inverloch-Cape Paterson Road. The newly constructed staircases are solid and give easy access to the beaches. There is different scenery at each cove along the way, so it’s worth stopping at each carpark for a look. You’ll find Caravan parks, toilets, playgrounds and picnic areas at Inverloch and Cape Paterson.
About The Bunurong Coast – It is a very special place with striking rock formations, attractive sandy coves and rugged sandstone cliffs. There is a remarkable range of habitat to support the marine life that call these coastal waters their home. According to Parks Victoria, the name “Bunurong” refers to the local Aboriginal group that have lived in this area for thousands of years and have used the coast extensively for food gathering.
Vegetation, Trees and Shrubs – Most of the inland area has been cleared for farming pursuits, but the Bunurong Marine Park provides a much needed haven for plants and wildlife. Tussock grass and low growing shrubs, correa and heath abound on the steeper slopes, while the sheltered areas are covered with Coastal Banksia, Tea-tree and Boobialla. Natural moss grows on tree stumps and rocks and provide a wonderful texture to this unique environment.