Corner Inlet Coastal Park
Photos And Useful Information About Corner Inlet Marine And Coastal Park
Where Is It? – Corner Inlet is a large and sheltered inlet located between Port Albert, Port Franklin, Barrys Beach Wilsons Promontory and can be accessed most easily from boat ramps at Toora, Port Welshpool, Sandy Point, McLoughlins Beach and Yanakie. Corner Inlet Marine National Park encompasses some 1,550 hectares with Granite Island at the north and Benison Island at the southern most portion of the park and includes the larger Snake Island and smaller Sunday Islands.
Food and Fishing – Yanakie and Foster provide the most common resources, food and fuel for visitors to Wilsons Promontory National Park and boating enthusiasts at Corner Inlet. To protect the precious marine environment, no recreational fishing is permitted. Commercial fishing in the inlet also stopped in 2004.
Best Views Of Corner Inlet – The area accessed near the Toora boat ramp gives us superb views across to Wilsons Promontory, Toora township, Barry Beach Esso Plant, Yanakie, Silcocks Hill Lookout and the Toora Windfarm. Taking a short drive up to Mount Best will also give you expansive views over Corner Inlet and The Prom.
Fish And Marine Life – Sometimes called Nooramunga Marine Park, this diverse area contains species of marine life of which many are only known to exist exclusively in this environmentally protected coastal and marine park. There are a number of remote offshore islands that are important breeding areas for Australian fur seals and sea birds. These areas are protected in order to safeguard a unique range of marine plants, animals and habitat, with around 90% of these species found nowhere else.
Plants and Shrubs – Most of the waters edge is made up of salt marsh, mudflats and mangrove that are covered with grasses, sedges and fleshy herbs. These provide sanctuary and breeding ground for the many unique creatures that call this very special place their home. There is an amazing array of plant life to be seen further inland too, as shown in some of the photographs below.There are an amazing array of coastal plants to be seen further inland too, as shown in some of the photographs below.
Toora Beach Boardwalks – The Toora boardwalks were constructed by the Won Wron prison work gang, members of Toora Community and Parks Victoria. The project was completed in 2003. They received their funding from a ‘Coast Care Action’ grant together with money donated by the District Progress Association fund. They make the area more accessible for humans to enjoy at the same time protecting the fragile natural environment from careless footsteps.
The Toora Bird Hide – This shelter was completed in September 2000 and provides the community with a comfortable area to sit and watch the diversity of birds that congregate in the area. Various information plaques adorn the walls with descriptions of land and sea birds, migratory patterns and lots of information about the Marine Park itself. Like the other facilities here, the bird hide was also built by the Won Wron prison work gang, members of Toora Community and Parks Victoria.
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